8 weeks later….

I'm doing ok, I think. The first few days immediately following my operation were hellish. Like, wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, hellish. The next couple weeks got easier. Pain meds were my saviours. Now I'm waiting for my braces and trying to get my life back to some semblance of normal. It's weird. Some… Continue reading 8 weeks later….


Still here.

I'm doing much better now. The first week of recovery was pretty awful. Like, wouldn't wish on my worst enemy awful. Trying not to dwell to hard, and I'm feeling thankful that it's easing up now. 2 weeks and 4 days post op, swelling has gone down a lot and I'm eating without a syringe.… Continue reading Still here.

Here we go…

I've been given a date for my double jaw surgery. And it's soon. Like, a month away, soon. I don't want to give specifics until I get closer to the date, as I'm a little anxious that something might go wrong or it might get cancelled. But yeah, it's so weird that it's finally happening!… Continue reading Here we go…


FaceBook Fun Times

So I've set up a Facebook page to accompany this blog, as I often have random thoughts and little golden nuggets I'd like to share, but I don't want to write a full post to go with them. So you can also find me here: https://www.facebook.com/thefaceachefairy/


Next steps…

After trying an actual metric fuck tonne of treatments for my jaw, I've decided to go for surgery to correct my bite, which should ease (hopefully get rid of) my pain. But because I'm a special snowflake and can't do things normally, it turns out I've got to have the surgery BEFORE having braces. Usually… Continue reading Next steps…


Me and my Smile – some stuff about body positivity

"Oii, Chinner!" I was about 12 when some random lad called me this in the hallway at school. I can't remember if I said anything back to him - I probably just laughed it off. Cos that's what I did. Who I was. The funny one. The girl who got on better with the lads… Continue reading Me and my Smile – some stuff about body positivity


Oh, Coventry. Home of awesome doctors

So. I've been taken on by Coventry Hospital's maxillofacial department who are going to perform my surgery and fit my braces. And man, are they awesome or what. Also, my dentist is a major rock star too. I've been seeing the consultant at Leicester Royal Infirmary for about 4 years, and have been seeing my… Continue reading Oh, Coventry. Home of awesome doctors