Thursday, July 26, 2007

Well on my way to a de-bracing

Saw Dr. J today for an adjustment. Well, his assistant anyway. Dr. J was in a consult. No, I don't have a de-bracing date yet (I wish!), but remember that stubborn little toofer that wouldn't move? Well, over the past 4 or 5 weeks, it has moved. Yay! That was the biggest hurdle we needed to cross. No more loop in the bottom wire...she popped the bracket off the stubborn tooth because it wasn't centered, put a new one on, and now I have a nice, straight wire across the bottom. I'd had that loop thing pulling on that tooth for sooo many months.

Now all they need to do is round out my bottom arch and close a gap on the top. I want to be brace-free by December!

Everything is going well. I'll be 5 months post-op next week, so I will do an official update then.

Monday, July 02, 2007

4 months post-op update

4 months pics, complete with a slightly sunburned nose from being outside all day at an outdoor concert yesterday.

Well, you got most of my update in my last few posts. Nothing new, really. Some parts of my gums have feeling now. As you can see, my face is still lopsided. I've been doing my "kissing exercises" as Dr. C calls them.

My teeth are moving like crazy. I read somewhere they move a lot faster right after surgery. There was even a % but I can't remember. Anyway, they have been poking the insides of my mouth. I can't wait to get them off. Can you believe it's been TWO SUMMERS now that I haven't been able to eat corn on the cob (and no, I will NOT cut it off the cob! Blasphemy!)? How cruel is that.

I find myself forgetting I had surgery now. It feels like something that happened years ago. I don't feel I look "different" anymore...just like myself.