Friday, 14 September 2012

Almost Two Years

On Christmas eve 2010, I received the best news of that year - I had been accepted on to the treatment program which would eventually lead up to my long-awaited jaw surgery.

I've had many ups and downs since then, but when I think about how close I am to the day my orthodontist tells me I'm ready for surgery... well, its all been worth it!
Every toothache from tightened braces, every ulcer caused by the wire, every embarrassing moment when I realise I've spent half my day with lunchtime's salad, woven between my metal-covered teeth....

You get the idea. The point is, I'd do it all again in a heartbeat, knowing all this is contributing to fixing my lop-sided smile and my clicky, locking jaw.

So, as I was feeling down lately due to the delaying of my surgery date, I thought I'd remind myself how far I've came, and that whether its next week or next year, it will happen.

Stay positive! 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Today was supposed to be my last appointment before surgery, but I am now having to wait 4 months longer, bringing me in to the beginning of 2013 before a date will be considered.

This is because the adjustments made to my braces last time haven't gone to plan.
They were supposed to be closing the little gap at the front of my teeth which was made whilst creating my under bite.
Instead, the gap has remained the same, and two new gaps have appeared either side. they say this will take two more appointments to fix this, using elastics.

What felt so close and real yesterday is now so out of reach.

At least I'll be able to eat Christmas dinner