By the time this photo was taken on April 20th, 2011 my lips had almost healed. The only reminder of the damage to my lips is a small scab on the left side of my bottom lip. Most of the disgusting rotting in my mouth had abated as well, much to my relief. The swelling in my face and lips hadn’t receded much but at least there was still visible improvement.
There was also progress that you can’t see from just the picture. The sutures inside my mouth had begun to dissolve and break apart. When the photo was taken at least two of the multiple sutures had already come undone and fallen out.
Drool was still a constant in my life but Portal 2 had come out the day before so I spent most of my time playing it. Portal 2 was a blessing since it provided a great distraction from the persistent stream of saliva, which I was beyond done with.