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February 25, 2018

The third week after my double jaw surgery (maxillary and mandibular advancement) to treat my sleep apnea has been an eventful one.  I started back to work on my normal schedule as a periodontist, so healing is no longer my full time job.  Plus, I've been going to the...

February 9, 2018

So it's been a week.  Gotta say I'm glad that week is over... 

Overall, there has been significant improvement in the amount of swelling, and the bruising is fading now with much more yellow in it than before.  My speech is still pretty difficult to understand and I can...

February 6, 2018

During the day I felt like the pain was less severe, but it creeped up as the evening went on and I finally had to add narcotics back into the mix.  The one good thing about narcotics is that I end up having to take anti-nausea meds, which are notorious for making you...

February 4, 2018

I woke up feeling like my face had been broken apart and put back together in a different location.  Oh wait, it had. 

We'll just call this my ouch day.  Or a giant-chipmunk-ate-my-face day.  You decide.

As you can probably imagine, this is not a great feeling....

February 3, 2018

Today was marked by a strict schedule of pill swallowing (yippee) and icing.  I have been consistently doing laser treatments as well.  Pain levels have been floating from 5-7 depending on where I'm at in the pain med cycle.  Still just bulletproof coffee and bone brot...

February 1, 2018

It was an early appointment, so my mom spent the night to help with the kids, and my husband and I got going to the surgery center before dawn.  This was an out-patient center not connected with a hospital, but I was going under a general anesthesia, and was being intu...

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About Dr. Sarah

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As a periodontist, I went to 3 extra years of training after dental school to specialize in treating periodintitis, a condition affecting the bone and gums around teeth.  I learned so much about disease and surgery, but suprisingly little about nutrition and health, and how best to support your body as you recover from surgery.  Due to my own personal journey through IBS and major back surgeries, I have since become slightly obsessed about these topics, listening to literally thousands hours of health podcasts, going to health conferences, and reading many books on the topic.  I have found that many of my patients are also starving for this information, but don't know where to start.  I hope this can be the place!

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