|No, they are not "wax lips."|
The good news is that I talked to my parents and sister on the phone, which was great. They can understand me fine and life is slowly returning to normal.
I did make the mistake of trying to do some professional-work-type-related-activity. That did not work out so much. I wasn't able to do the work, couldn't concentrate on tough tasks for extended times, and got TIRED. I feel for people who go right back to work after this surgery. My official return to work is September 4th. Luckily, I plan to "phone it in" until at least Thanksgiving.