My power chains are a bit stained from all of the blood that was stuck up there on them overnight. My gums were still veryyyyy blue and "dead" looking. I started my post sugery cleaning on this day though. I have to be careful not to brush the teeth near the area where my frenum was done. I can however, brush all of my other teeth as I normally would. But for the sensitive area, I can only "brush" them with a cotton swab....gently.
I had to start a regimen consisting of three rinses today. After I brush my teeth, I do the rinses. So I rinse a total of three times a day, with three different rinses. One is just a warm salt water rinse. The second one is a homemade antibacterial rinse consisting of regular household bleach and distilled water. Please note, the bleach rinse was recommended by my doctor. He recommends this to all of his surgery patients, and it is essentially just like rinsing with pool water, even though it is bleach and sounds super dangerous. The bleach is extremely diluted, so there is no real harm. It is supposed to speed up my healing time...we shall see. Also, they have me rinsing with a numbing rinse called "magic mouthwash." It is their own special creation that numbs the mouth/surgery area.
I do all of that three times a day, and take my meds. I have noticed myself being suppppppper grouchy the past two days. I think it is the steroid pill they have me taking. I am already on another steroid for my colon, so I am taking two steroid medications at this point, and I think it is making me really mean/moody. I look forward to getting off the surgery one in two days or so. Perhaps I will stop having emotional outbursts at that point lol. I swear everything had made me cry the past two days. It's like PMS times 1,000.