Hey everyone, it’s been a couple months and things are moving along.
Here are the new major things…
On May 25th Dr. Gunson (surgeon) started me on a whole cocktail of pre jaw surgery meds. The medicines are supposed to help protect and prepare my joints for surgery. In total, I take 14 things each day.
June 28th I was officially put into an upper surgical wire!! That day, Dr. Lindeman also cut away the front part of my splint to make room for bottom brackets on my front four teeth.
Currently sporting this look 👀
July 19th, today! I had an appointment with Dr. Lindeman. I had my usual splint adjustment, bottom wire changed and more second molar tork was added to my upper surgical wire. We also took impressions, bite blocks, and other things needed to make working models.
Picture of the notorious face bow 🙇♀️
Dr. Lindeman is making an upper splint that will fit around my upper braces. This splint will allow me to fit into full bottom braces and keep our plan for surgery this fall on track. Unfortunately, I still don’t have a set surgery date. Although Lindeman has an idea of how long it will take him to position my teeth for surgery, Dr. Gunson could always want something tweaked. So, still waiting on that news. I still go to Dawn (jaw specialist) every other week to have my jaw stretched and ribs and vertebrae reset. My jaw joints have been popping a lot more than usual and muscles are sore, and feel bruised to the touch. My team said this is all to be expected with heavy wires moving teeth for surgery.
In other news…I am moving back to Wichita, KS, August 1st.
We are a military family and my dad worked at NORAD for a couple years and now we are headed back to McConnell AFB. I’m definitely bummed that I was unable to take advantage of all the amazing activities Colorado has to offer while I was here. It will be nice to be closer to family and friends.
Not going to lie, I definitely have lots PTSD about moving back to Kansas since that is where this absolute jaw nightmare began. However, I’ll be up in the mountains every couple of weeks for appointments and soon will be headed to Santa Barbara for surgery. So, I’ll have Dr. Lindeman, Dr. Gunson, and Dawn to make sure everything is done to perfection! Well, that’s all that’s new for now.