Seven days on and my face is, well, like a new face. Still sore but healing amazingly quickly. Simon was spot on - I thought it'd take much longer than this. The inside of my lip and mouth is almost healed and the non-dissolvable stitches come out tomorrow. Only downside is the dental pain. Possibly broken the roots of the upper incisors but will know more when I go back to the dentist on Thursday.
I was planning to cycle to Birmingham on Friday for a weekend conference but I'm going to have to go by train instead. Not sure my face could stand the wind/cold and in any event my touring bike is buggered. Its the only bike I have that I can fit panniers to. Not too disappointed though as I'll be able to relax with iPod, beer and crossword on the train.