Originally Posted by angele87
I don't feel like I'm having major surgery though. A double bypass, that's major surgery. The work I'm getting done isn't even really on my jaws. I'm not really sure how to explain it in words but ok, let me try. Just in between your two front teeth trace an imaginary line going to the back of your mouth. Right along that line, your upper, I dunno, palette or jaw or whatever is like connected and apparently, it's very easy to like disconnect it
My doctors are going to like seperate my mouth, jaw, whatever along that line and insert something, dunno what, to expand my upper jaw (?) a little.
Ok -- They are going to widen your jaw, right? I thought they were going to make your upper jaw longer... but this makes more sense.
And to do this you will be under full anesthetic?
See, that's major surgery.
Non major surgery is when they don't put you out completely.
I've had laproscopic surgery where I got out the same day although I was completely under. I sort of wish I had stayed in because I had a reaction to the demerol and puked the entire night. But don't worry about this happening to you. There's hardly ever a reaction to pain meds the first time you get them. I've just had so many and now I get nausea just thinking about pain meds..... Hey..... there's an idea! everytime I think about eating, I could just think about demerol.