I went for another follow up with Dr. Quaroni today. He said everything still was great and all the ladies in the office were shocked that it hasn't even been two weeks. I only have a tad bit of swelling left around my nose and I'm pretty sure all the bruising is gone. I now have two bands a bit further back than before but here is the good news (drumroll...) I can take them off for six hours each day!! This was the best news ever! I will have six glorious, band-free hours everyday. I can't wait until tomorrow morning when I pop these babies off. I also got the approval to go ahead and see my orthodontist. I think I mentioned before that my top wire was cut in four places during surgery so I'll be getting a brand new one. I called Dr. Kunik's office and was able to get an appointment first thing in the morning. It will feel so much better to get that wire replaced. The jagged edges have been killing the insides of my mouth and I'm almost out of wax. It was pretty funny that when I spoke to Gina at the ortho office, she mentioned that somehow she came across my blog and was checking up on the pics. They are all so sweet at that office (and even sent flowers to the hospital). Its such a small world in our little bloggersphere. So, today has been great. I feel revived. I was able to do almost an hour of TurboJam (the best cardio kickboxing DVD ever) this morning. I kept it low impact, but man it felt great to sweat. I also went by the office to pick up some paperwork so I can get a head start for when I go back full time on Wednesday. I also tried tofu in my blended dinner tonight. Its not bad at all. It doesn't thicken soup very much and it does give it a lighter hue of orange than normal, but I couldn't taste it a bit. I thought I'd give it a whirl since it is such a good source of protein. So, don't be scared of the tofu! Here I am, 12 days post op... Dr. Q told me to start massaging my face and working out my lips to help them relax.