One Year Later….

And here I am. It's been a year since I had double jaw surgery, and let me tell you: it's been a ride and half! I've been up, down, and everything in between it seems. But generally speaking, I think I'm doing ok. Maybe better than ok. Almost, good. I think I'd like to talk… Continue reading One Year Later….


I like me.

I'm having a rough go of it recently. Recovering from my operation has been tough. I'm finding it hard to balance being active and resting. Some days I feel really good so I'll go and do Some Stuff, but it will exhaust me so I have to stop and rest for a few days. Plus,… Continue reading I like me.

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….

See you on the other side…

So, my operation is scheduled for Friday. Yes, two days from now. I'm feeling quite calm actually. Maybe even excited. The procedure itself is pretty epic, but it doesn't scare me. The thing that's got me most concerned is afterwards. How am I going to look? Will I look so different to how I look… Continue reading See you on the other side…

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…

Not dressed up, and nowhere to go

So, I like clothes. I like make up. I like sparkly accessories and jewellery. But as a spoonie, it's hard to find the energy to get dressed up for bed, let alone leaving the house. So I like to make sure I wear stuff that's comfy AND stylish all in one. I also have a… Continue reading Not dressed up, and nowhere to go

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