I’m about to finish all of my cleft palate treatment! As soon as I get the crown put on, 20 years of treatment and 15 surgeries later, I am done!
Gonna celebrate with some painkillers and mashed potatoes haha.
THAT’S SO EXCITING CONGRATS! <3
That’s so wonderful that you’ve found some kind of encouragement from this blog! No cleft is the same, no genetic deformity is the same, no one is the same! Everyone has their own struggles! It is just fantastic for anyone to find people who have similar struggles and be encouraged by it <3
Best wishes to you :)
have any people with cleft lips ever had their top lip redone? and if so do you get like white dots where the whistle part was operated on? because i do and i can’t wear lipstick to cover it bc my lips are so weird and i was wondering if anyone else got it
I personally haven’t had much done to my top lip. My doctor put some artificial tissue in there to plump it up a bit but that’s it. I know I get little puckers at the corners of my lips from surgery scar tissue.
Anyone else have lip troubles?
Tomorrow I’m going to Broomfield Hospital near Chelmsford for Plastic Surgery.
I was born with a cleft lip and palate which means my lip and inside of my mouth to my nose where not connected properly during development in the womb. It was all stitched up shortly after birth and I’ve had various operations relating to it since. Such as bone being taken from my hip and put above my lip where I didn’t have the most people have.
My face has obviously grown since my birth. So this surgery will re-stitch where scar is stretched. It will also flatten my nose somewhat and make my nostrils more symmetrical.
I’ll be staying over one night and then going back home the next day. It’s possible I’ll stay two night but that’s unlikely.
I’ll then have to go back another time and have the stitching taken out.
Just an update on what’s going on with that.
Good luck! <3 Hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery!
That’s cool! I wonder if other clefties have smelling issues but they’ve never noticed before. I’ve never seriously considered how well I smell….
That’s awesome that you overcame those issues! <3