Chronology of Pictures from the Recent Past Till Today
Pre-FFS, November 19, 2007
Pre-FFS, November 19, 2007
1d Postop – November 30, 2007
36h Postop – November 30, 2007
3d Postop – December 2, 2007 (Morning)
3.5d Postop – December 2, 2007
Ok, Now we are starting to get somewhere, this is 3.5 Days Post-Op, the swelling is down quite a bit, and my hair has been washed.
Random Picture of the Purse Tan Got Me
There was a request for a picture of the purse Tan gave me. Thanks Tan!
3.5d Postop – December 3, 2007
About 8 hours after the last one, but taken by Anh so the angle is better.
5d Postop – December 4, 2007
Front View (All thats changed except for healing for these series is I took off the swab below my nose – better view of the lip that way)
Better view of bottom nose, lip and neck area (I’m surprised there’s less swelling/bruising/pain now that my Adams’s apple is basically no more!)
Side view – because of the way I have my hair, and the fact that my chin dressing is still on and swollen, and I have a cast on my nose, its hard to tell anything except the browline is lower and the brow ridge is gone.
6d Postop – December 5, 2007
Front View - Chin and Nose Packing Removed
7d Postop – December 6, 2007
8d Postop – December 7, 2007
This next series was all taken by Tatiana at Dr. O’s office as part of the official before/after comp. I’ve included SBS shots here, since this is the first time you can compare “Apples to Apples” (athough Damn! Where’s my Adam’s Apple!) because all of the “stuff” has been removed. Not though that I still have a LOT of swelling and bruises in some places (and I hadn’t shaved yet on the day these were taken at about 1030am, and I had this lovely little walrus patch under my chin that I couldn’t shave for risk of making it impossible to remove some sutures. Mira said that we would “See” my new face on/about April 1. That will be an interesting comparison.
9d Postop – December 8, 2007
Me, 10pm, on one of the happiest days of my life. I’m not perfect, I’m still a work in progress (as we all are), but I’m damn happy. I was tired as all get out when this pic was taken. And I’m not standing up straight Thats our Christmas tree – crazy rainbow angel and all (I’ve had it since I was 5 or so, and I had to replace the lights last year – I wish I could make it blink. And yes, thats the Space Needle on the right in the background. Thanks Adrian for taking this picture that I love.
11d Postop – December 10, 2007
Ok, I really liked the SBS thing, so I’m going to do it again. These are all from today. The one on the left is w/makeup (see today’s post for info on THAT) at about 1pm, the one on the left is w/o. I know, these are different shots. But, interesting to compare. I still think I look “Jowly” because of the swelling, and I thought that while the makeup achieved the goal (passport shot w/o visible bruising or ‘stache), I took it off right after cuz it didn’t feel like me. And, it was 2 foot good (for photos), not 6 inches good (for Anh and Samwich). Photos done – makeup done. Interestingly tomorrow – DOL – new license – no makeup (my choice).
I’m definately not lipstick.
Two things – very tired on the right. Also, experimenting w/portrait v.landscape. Thoughts?
Note all this is 11d postop. Not Bad! Thanks Dr. O & Team!
13d postop – December 12, 2007
I feel much better – only the nose “hurts”. Some nerves wake up and occasionally give me a hard time, but overall, I’m feeling good. That being said, I *know* that I have a long way to go.
Stuff I need to do at this point: eyebrows (noted in comment below), finish hair removal, esp in top/lower lip area (dark ones). (These dudes just all of a sudden came back w/a vengence! doesn’t help that I took the pic at 8pm tonight and hadn’t shaved since the AM, but whatever). Can’t restart electrolysis till March, but I can do Laser again (and will, next Fri – earliest I could get!), which will get the black baddies.
Stuff my body needs to do: all up swelling and slight bruising reduction, esp on “jowls”, and lots in the nose, grow more head hair (and less face hair)
With that, here’s today’s series.
15d Postop, December 14, 2007
I’m feeling much much better. I have been able to sleep on the side of my head for two nights now (ears issue). My nose still hurts, but can take some pressure, and the bruising is getting significantly better. Chin area still super numb…
As far as my face appearance goes… swelling is down, and if I cover the ‘stache, I almost pass.
Note that I end up taking all of these pics at night, 12h post shaving. I do this “on purpose” to show “worst case” – tired, beard, etc.
NB I have laser next Friday – a week post that it should get much much better.
Special pic of the end of the series. Enjoy.
Ok, this is a “special” one.
Here’s the joke. When our “circle” of friends is overly judgemental, I started saying “Dont’ be so ‘Judgy Judgy Poo Poo’!”. This took off, somewhat, and was picked up a bit by the group. I want to do t-shirts w/”Judgy Boy” – which looks like Bob’s Big Boy, but doing the above. I am having a hard time selling this. So, here’s me modeling “Judgy Boy”. (Judgy Girl – whatever!)
17d Postop – December 16, 2007
These pictures, unlike the last few were taken in the morning, not the evening – not a ton of difference with the crazy mustache. Over the past couple of days, the bruising as improved considerably, as well as the jaw swelling. Best results so far – brow, ears, trachea. The hairline – I’m wait and see. The nose, jaw and chin – swelling really prevents any sort of call at this point. Laser Friday….
20d Postop – December 19, 2007
Two big things from a healing POV today. First off, the bruising is basically all gone. Secondly, I’ve gotten a little infection over my left ear. I go on antibiotics. :(. Overall, this is amazing that I’ve had so few complications. Two days till the mighty zapping of the ‘stache.
27d Postop – December 26, 2007
I haven’t posted pictures for nearly a week because a) not a lot of change and b) I had laser last friday, and I kind of looked like crap.
However, two new things today, except for being a week later – new haircut, and also, some eyebrow tweezing. I also have included a bonus picture that excludes my crazy stache….
33d Postop – January 1, 2008
Welcome to 2008! This picture series is again taken at night. A few things here – the stache seems way less pronounced, and the swelling seems to be down in my nose. However, I still have the jowly issues w/chin swelling. I am going to attempt to go running in the morning – first day back to work.
35d Postop – January 3, 2008
Me at work.
44d Postop – January 12, 2008
Here’s another triple series with a bonus picture. Tomorrow I’m planning on getting earrings, as well as a brow wax – its time! The ‘stache is basically gone, although there is a background shadow still. The other parts of my face are a little dark, but not super bad. My chin/jaw swelling seems way down….
Bonus Picture – casual Saturday at home!
45d Postop – January 13, 2008
Basically, same as yesterday, but I had my eyebrows waxed and ears pierced (fake CZ).
61d Postop – January 29, 2008 – Two Months!
Here we are, two months in….
I included the one month, one day, and -10 day pictures for reference.
February 3, 2008 – Superbowl
All for Naught!
February 12, 2008 – My 39th Birthday – At My Desk (10 weeks, 5 days since FFS)
Both taken with my cellphone cam, sorry for the quality!
February 17, 2008 (11 weeks, 3 days from FFS) – Paris
February 19, 2008 (11 weeks, 5 days from FFS) – Paris – Musee D’Orsay
March 1, 2008 – (13 weeks, 2 days from FFS)
March 22, 2008 (16 weeks, 2 days from FFS)
New Hair (well, not that new)
May 1, 2008
May 13, 2008
August 15, 2008
About one year FFS.