Saturday, 21 March 2015

Old pictures

I came across this old picture and I couldn't believe how awful it made me feel. I remember I felt so self conscious, so embarrassed, so depressed about the way I used to look. This was taken after a jog with my fiancé and I happened to be browsing through my running app when I saw it. 

A year has passed since my surgery and I am so so grateful every day that I decided to go through this. I feel so happy in my own skin ! 


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  1. Cassie, I really feel like it was meant to be that i read this post today! I am at 6 days post-op, double jaw surgery. I was feeling so discouraged and overwhelmed and emotional. Reading your posts and seeing that you felt the same but now have no regrets has brought me such peace. I have been feeling like, why did i do this? the swelling and tightness are so discouraging. I feel so ugly. A part of me fears it will never go down. I think our surgeries were exactly one year apart. March 17th. Anyway, i have always been a runner/active and thats hard to not be able to do. I noticed that you went for walks. Did you eat more to compensate for that? Do you feel that helped your swelling? Any tips that you have would be GREATLY welcomed. Thank you for your time! You are gorgeous!

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    1. Hey Heydee! i am so happy that I can be that inspiration for you! I know when I was going through my surgery so many other girls were an inspiration for me and they gave me the strength to push forward. I know it seems almost impossible to get through but I promise you it is so so worth it. I felt so stir crazy being in bed after surgery and walks were so therapeutic for me, to get out and have fresh air and just see something other than my four walls and broth haha I really think it did help my swelling! I ate what I could but it is hard on a liquid diet to get nearly enough calories. My only tip is take one day at a time, and try to have mini successes each day and things that make you smile as much as you can haha for me my fiancé would get me to say "chubby bunny" and it would get me giggling so much I couldn't help but be happy. You got this !!

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  2. Cassie you look amazing! So glad to hear that everything's going well for you 1 year post op! :)

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    1. We have come so far!! You look amazing :) :)

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  3. Wow! I read your whole blog and it is great! I've read a few blogs and have seen jaw surgery accounts on instagram, but yours resonates with me the most. I also have a class III malocclusion, underbite and crossbite with asymmetric chin. I get braces next week and am hopeful that my surgery will turn out as beautiful as yours did :)

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  4. Orthognathic surgery is the surgical cutting and repositioning of the upper or lower jaw to achieve maximum esthetics and occlussion of the patients.
    thanks
    Neha verma

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  5. Love your results! I have to get jaw surgery too for a severe underbite, reading your blog has helped with my anxiety. Curious, who was your surgeon? And did insurance cover the costs? Thanks.

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    1. Aww thanks for your kind words Gabby! I hope I was helpful :) my surgeon was in Toronto , his name is Claudio Tochio, he's amazing !! OHIP covered the cost of surgery but I had to pay the surgeon fees

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  6. Thank you so very much! It’s very supportive. Would you also provide a few more information on this? revision rhinoplasty

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  7. Good day, Cassie! Sometimes it takes an old photograph to remind us how far we have gone through and developed over time. You looked pretty in both photos, but the second one felt more radiant, as you are already comfortable in your own skin. I am happy for you! Good day!

    Shannon Barrett@ BestCareDentalCenter.com

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  8. 1st time visit this blog such a marvelous Cassie's Jaw Surgery info so much admire about this blog thanks for bring this post.

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  9. Hi Cassie! Today I'm 12 days post op and for the first time I had doubts - I'm not in pin, everything's going pretty great with the recovery, but the truth is I don't really like the way I look now. To be honest, I've seen almost every blog and vlog on double jaw surgery and no one has changed as much as I did, and, thanks god, today I've found your blog and saw your change - which is amazing! Now I have more hope for future and for my nose ;) Thank you ��

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