I had double jaw surgery w/ bone graft 10 days ago. This recovery blows. I have to sleep sitting upright, I & have to have a no-chew diet for another 9 weeks. I feel dumb as fuck all the time, everything is exhausting, eating sucks because I can't feel my lips. I FUCKING DROOL CONSTANTLY, and I'd love to keep the food I'm try to eat actually in my goddamn mouth and not all over me.
Oh, and I have this army-vet surgeon that is of the opinion that I need to tough out all the pain and just take 3 extra strength acetaminophen every 4 hours,(he said "that's what I've done for years, but my liver is probably shot, lol") Am I crazy for not agreeing w/ this treatment? I had percocet (325/5, fucking weak) for the first 7 days, but I've had to hoard them so I can use them to fall asleep. I asked for a refill as was made to feel like a drug addict. at least I live in WA, I'm going to the pot store to buy some 500ml ganj chocolate milk tomorrow, that should zonk me.
My friend had 2 planar fractures and didn't walk for 7 months, hearing that put me in perspective. anybody got worse surgery recovery stories? Hearing other recovery stories has been helping make me feel not so pissed at my situation.