Thursday, July 3, 2008
ONE DAY POST SURGERY!
Hi everyone. This is Rachel's mom, Jayne, and I'm filling in for her until she is up to posting herself. It's one day post surgery, and Rachel is doing very well. The surgery went very well, about 2 1/2 hours, and Dr. Q was very pleased with the results. He was able to do everything he wanted, including the chin work, the septum manipulation, tooth implant, and jaw surgery. The most exciting thing for Rachel was waking up and being able to breathe through her nose! She had some nausea yesterday, but it seems to be better today. The swelling had been kept under control fairly well, and she only has two bands, so she is able to drink some from a cup and talk a bit. Anyone who knows Rachel knows that she goes ninety to nothing at all times, so having to take the time to let her body heal is testing her patience! Thank you all for your support, prayers, and postings. Having the ability to share this experience with others has been great for Rachel, as well as me - it has been wonderful to see the progress you other surgery 'before' and 'after's! We don't know yet whether she will be going home today or tomorrow, but will keep you updated as time permits, and hopefully Rachel will be back at the computer in a few days!