Hey Everyone! It’s been 2 months since my last post so I figured it was time to catch up.
I still go to Dawn for physical therapy and jaw stretching, but I now go every two weeks instead of every week. My jaw will need to be continually stretched until surgery to keep my joints healthy. Unfortunately, my ribs and spinal vertebra are still twisting and moving out of place. So Dawn has to painfully reposition them each time, but a few hours later they move back out of place. Dang! When my ribs are ill-positioned the sensation mimics a constant heart attack and twisted vertebra bring unrelenting nausea. Needless to say, it is pretty frustrating that I will continue to deal with this until after double jaw surgery. But hey it’s another thing to look forward to this fall.
A couple weeks ago, I was at the Children’s Hospital because my pediatrician could not figure out what was wrong with my throat. Turns out I had this bizarre throat infection called bacterial cellulitis of the uvula.
May 15th was my one-year splintiversary! (1 year with a splint)
Splints and I have been together for quite a while. They have been a literal lifeline because without them I would not be able to eat and my joints would have disintegrated. Which is why I treat my splint like a chunk of 24-carat gold. In fact, I am actually scared to be without a splint after x2 jaw surgery because splints have kept my joints safe. I can definitely say that before this I took biting and chewing for granted. But thank God for amazing doctors and modern medicine because in five months my teeth will finally touch!! Ah, can’t wait!
Pre-surgical braces have been going well. A couple appointments ago Dr. Lindeman was inspecting my teeth and said that we are going for perfection. Now that is the kind of orthodontist you want! I have been through quite a few wires now and even had all four upper molars specially banded for surgery.
Today, pictures of my teeth and palate were sent to Dr. Guson for continual monitoring. The next thing to come is a tentative surgery date.