Jaw Surgery Vlog: Ups, Downs & How I Managed My Channel During Recovery From Double Jaw Surgery Vlog
Today I want to share with you my experience getting double jaw surgery. It's been a long journey - this is my first "official" video since getting the surgery, excluding some bonus videos I did here and there - and there were definitely some ups and downs. I also want to chat about how I managed my YouTube channel and online business during this time since many of you probably didn't even notice I was gone.
First, let me give you some background on why I decided to get this surgery. I've been using retainers since I was four years old, but even with them, I still had an overbite, which is when your chin is so far back that your front teeth protrude. Even without them knowing about this, I can't tell you how many times I've gotten YouTube comments talking about my teeth.
As I got older, the migraines and back pain I've experienced since I was a kid just kept getting worse, which my doctor said could be related to my overbite. Since I was unable to close my lips without forcing them shut, this led to all sorts of issues like closed off shoulders and a rounder face due to the contracted muscle in my jaw, and could even lead to premature tooth decay and my teeth falling out. I knew I needed to take action, so I started exploring my options and ultimately decided on the surgery.
The surgery itself took 6 and a half hours. I remember being so nervous leading up to it, but the doctors and nurses were all so supportive and reassuring. I was under general anesthesia for the procedure, so I don't remember anything that happened during the surgery itself.
But when I woke up, I literally felt like I had been run over by a truck. My face was extremely swollen and I was in a lot of pain. I couldn't talk and I could only breathe through my mouth. I had to stay in the hospital for a few days after the surgery, which was tough. But the nurses were all so kind and helpful, which made the experience much more bearable.
After I was discharged from the hospital, I went home to start my recovery. The first few days were the toughest. I was in a lot of pain, my face was still extremely swollen, and I was unable to eat solid food for over two months.
It was tough not being able to eat or talk normally, but I knew it was temporary and that it would be worth it in the end. I made sure to stay hydrated and eat soft foods like soup, smoothies and yogurt. I also took pain medication and followed all of my doctor's instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
As someone who relies on YouTube as a source of income, I knew that I needed to make sure my channel and online business was still running even though I was focused on my recovery. That's where pre-scheduling came in. Pre-scheduling is simply the act of scheduling your content in advance. It's a technique that can help you save time, reduce stress, and maintain consistency.
Before my surgery, I had already started using pre-scheduling for my content. I would usually plan out my content for the month ahead and then schedule it all in advance. But with my surgery coming up, I knew I needed to take things to the next level.
Leading up to the surgery, I pre-scheduled six months' worth of content. This meant that while I was recovering from surgery, my YouTube channel was still running and I didn't have to worry about it. It was a huge weight off my shoulders. I also pre-scheduled all of my email broadcasts, blog posts and social media posts.
Pre-scheduling allowed me to focus on my recovery without worrying about my business. I was able to rest, recover, and take care of myself without feeling guilty about neglecting my business. And the best part was that most of you didn't even notice that I was gone and in recovery. My content was still going up on schedule, and my audience was happy.
Another way that pre-scheduling helped me during my recovery was by giving me a sense of control. When you're going through something as traumatic as surgery, it's easy to feel like everything is out of your control. But with pre-scheduling, I felt like I still had control over something - my business. It gave me a sense of purpose and allowed me to focus on something positive while I was recovering.
Pre-scheduling also helped me maintain consistency on my channel. Consistency is key when it comes to building a successful YouTube channel. Your viewers expect you to upload on a regular schedule, and if you don't, they may lose interest. By pre-scheduling my content, I was able to maintain my regular schedule even though I was recovering from surgery. This helped me keep my viewers engaged and interested in my content.
Now, you may be wondering how you can pre-schedule your own YouTube content. Well, it's actually quite simple. I actually created an entire online course called Pre Posting Genius which shares all of my secrets and best strategies for creating content in advance so that you can forget the stress of last-minute video creation and welcome a backlog of high-quality content that will keep your viewers engaged and coming back for more.
With Pre Posting Genius, you'll be able to work ahead and stay on top of your game, without having to scramble to create new content every week, get rid of stress and anxiety, while ensuring that you have more than enough to post on a consistent basis, have a backlog of quality content that keeps your viewers engaged and coming back for more, stop staying up late to finish editing, so that you can stop feeling like you're constantly playing catch-up, and have more time to focus on other aspects of your business and personal life.
Just imagine having weeks or even months of content ready to go, leaving you with more free time to focus on other aspects of your business, going from feeling stressed out and overwhelmed to thriving and confident in your content, replacing the stress and anxiety of managing your channel with a newfound sense of ease and organization, and finally seeing growth on your channel, with more subscribers and comments than ever before. Pre Posting Genius is the best investment you'll make for your channel and your sanity.
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On top of the surgery, you may have noticed from my background that I also moved apartments recently. It was a pretty fast move since I had to vacate my old flat and move into this new apartment in less than two weeks. Thankfully, because of Pre Posting Genius, I was able to pre-schedule content for the move. This made the entire process so much easier and less worrisome. I was able to focus on getting settled in, without having to worry about my channel or business.
Overall, getting double jaw surgery was a tough experience, but it was worth it. My quality of life has improved so much and I'm so grateful for that. Whether it's a medical procedure or a personal challenge, keep pushing forward and know that you're not alone. We all have our own unique struggles and experiences, but it's how we face them that defines us.
Thank you for joining me on this journey and for allowing me to share my story with you. I hope it has been informative, inspiring, and reassuring for anyone going through a similar experience. Don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel for more content and updates. Take care, stay strong, and I'll see you in the next video.
Are you considering getting double jaw surgery but unsure what to expect? Or maybe you're a content creator worried about how you'll keep your channel running while you recover? Well, in this video, I'm going to share my jaw-dropping experience with you (pun intended).
From the decision-making process to the procedure itself, I'll take you on a journey through my double jaw surgery. And if that wasn't enough, I'll also spill the tea on how I managed my online business and YouTube channel during recovery by pre-scheduling six months' worth of content! Believe me, it wasn't easy, but it was worth it.
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