Sunday, January 24, 2010

So the past couple of weeks have been pretty rough for me...My schedule is so full and I never have time off. The past few days though, I've had that familiar "before surgery pain" in my left jaw joint. I hadn't had much pain from that side since surgery. I had some surgery pain that kept getting better and better in my right jaw joint, but the familiar pain that caused the severe headaches and migraines had vanished. I don't know what I'll do if this pain stays...I can't take anymore of this. I've been in constant pain since I was 15 that just got worse and worse and I can't take it anymore. I also can't see spending another $2500 on splints when this surgery was supposed to fix my pain. I'm so tired. I don't want to depend on ibuprofen anymore. I'm 25 years old I shouldn't have advanced arthritis in my jaw. I know I'm not supposed to hate anyone but I really do hate the orthodontist that caused me all these problems. pray that it goes away. I can't take this.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hey All!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm starting a new blog about my life from here
I know how cheesy this sounds but I really am grateful for all of you guys. All of the encouragement and questions answered have been such a blessing. This whole process really is not an easy thing at all to go through and your support has kept me sane. As you might have gathered, I have been going through so much more than this surgery at the same time and I can't stress enough that your encouraging words have picked me up so many times. Thank you all so much! especially Matt, Jackie, Dana, Steph, thank you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My surgeon

is the best. I went for my last appointment with him for final photos and x-rays. When he comes in the room he looks at me and goes "OH! You got your braces stolen! You have to be careful who you hang out with, they'll steal your braces!" Then he told me how great I looked and what a huge change it was and that when I look in the mirror now I need to just forget what I saw before. THEN he started re-enacting how his cat would get scared of it's reflection looking in the mirror. He was acting it out. He's funny. In the next room over was a patient that was also there for her final appointment. He said the same thing about stealing the braces, lol. So if anyone is in the orlando area and are looking to have surgery, see Dr. Michael Langan. He is just the most awesomest. :-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


So I have a question for those of you who had upper jaw surgery...and had it widened as well. it hurts the roof of my mouth right down the middle when I laugh. it almost feels like maybe there is a gap in the bone and when I laugh air comes through my sinuses into it. That's the only way I know to describe it. it hurts. has anyone else had feelings like that?