I just found and enjoyed reading THIS over at According to Kelly. It's a nice reminder.
Tomorrow I see the oral surgeon again. The steroids really made a difference as by the 2nd and 3rd days my pain levels dropped, and even now while I still have a dull, chronic, pain, it is very tolerable and 2 simple ibuprofen tablets can manage it. However, all is not back to normal. I don't know what the next steps will be. It hurts like hell to yawn and I still cannot completely open my jaw. Man-I totally thought this was going to be so much easier than it has been. I don't know why I am surprised though because this is typically the kind of luck I have and the road I have to travel.
I still haven't posted any holiday photos or anything. Sorry. Things are just starting to get back to normal.