One of the hardest things is this: I think she did so well with the actual surgery, because she had no idea about the pain and discomfort afterwards. I'm starting to think I should have told her more about that going into it...but I didn't want to scare her. She had no idea it was going to hurt so badly afterwards and it is breaking my heart to see her in pain. Today she said, "Mom, Is my birthmark gone?" with the saddest little look on her face...like "I didn't know it was going to be like this?" I just told her that it should start to feel better every day and that in a few weeks her lip will be back to normal. The problem is...I have no idea what normal will be? Will this all be worth it?