Yesterday was day 11. Contours started to show up about two days ago on the outside of my face and they've slowly moved in and now they're really here!!! I massaged my face throughout the day yesterday and at night I went to a movie. I saw my reflection after the movie and I was so shocked. I don't know how to explain my feelings, but it's a mixture of shock, awe, gratitude, and just general disbelief. I think it's mostly that I can't believe how I look. I finally look how I always expected I would look when I looked in the mirror, but it wasn't ever true. Now it's true and I feel nervous to even get my hopes up. It's that unreal.
I was at the movies with my friend Meg who I stayed with post-surgery and my other best friend Kristy who came to visit almost every night. They were so shocked to see how much less swollen I am and they said I look great.
Earlier yesterday I had been wearing my hair in a bun to keep it off my face because I was sweating. When it was time to go out, I put my hair down as I normally would, but it had the tell-tale creases in it from being up. Pre surgery, it would've been unacceptable for me to put my hair back up and I would've put water in it so it would get smooth. Last night, however, I did the unthinkable; I put my hair in a pony tail and added a headband! I have so many headbands, but would always want to wear them so that there's still hair falling and covering some of my face so it looked a little funny. I wore a headband last night and my hair up. I can't believe how free this makes me feel.
I came home and took pictures and the same feelings of disbelief came up again. I don't even know how this happened, in reality I do, but it's just too good to be true.