|Sunday, June 18 - Chin bandage and nose packing removed:
||The removal of my chin bandage Sunday morning caused my chin to puff out with the rest of my face. At least with the nasal packing gone, I could breathe (slightly) through my nose again.|
|Monday, June 19:
||Started to wear clothing once again today. I've been feeling more energetic (meaning I can occassionally walk four laps around the floor, rather than two).|
|Tuesday, June 20:
||My last full day in San Francisco. This photo probably gives the best look at the blood in my eyes (particularly the right one). Whenever I look up, it looks pretty terrible...but the intense redness has been lessenning every day.|
|Wednesday, June 21:
||The final bandages, sutures and staples were removed this morning! The bruising has lessened in this photo, and is barely visible beneath a thick layer of "travel makeup" for my plane trip home.|
|Thursday, June 22:
||My first day back in Texas. Still covering the bruising with makeup, but the red-eye is still noticeable, as well as the swelling in my cheeks, lip and chin.|
The left side of my lip is stiffer than my right (which has more numbness), hence the semi-crooked smile. This is about as low as I could pull my lower lip at this time.
|Friday, June 23:
||Despite how this picture looks, I'm still extremely swollen at this time. It feels like I have a grapefruit stuck to my chin, but doesn't seem that bad from the outside.|
|Saturday, June 24:
||A shot without makeup to see the extent of bruising.|
One of the mouth sutures came out on its own today. I hope that's a good thing...