Thursday, 18 October 2012

Let's try this again, shall we?

Right! 2nd time lucky, maybe? After my dis-appointment (ha) I'm now feeling very optimistic about my next, and dare I say it, my last brace adjustment appointment.

7th November11:20am I will find out if my teeth are ready for my surgery-braces. I'm incredibly anxious, and really just don't want more bad news and delays.

I've come back on here to read about so many of you being able to not count down, but count up from surgery, and its so exciting to be able to see your journeys. You've all shared such useful information, I feel so prepared for the painful road ahead.

I want this to hurry up, but I really hope it fits around my new course at uni - I'm having such a good time!

Peace! x

There they are, still gleaming away!

Also, does anyone have Tinitus - ringing in their ear(s)? I have had it all my life - only just found out what it is, and have been told its connected to TMJD, and I've been recommended SSRI - anti-depressant(!) to help with my anxiety and somehow, the Tinitus?


  1. I've had tinitus all my life too! So long that I hardly even notice it unless someone mentions it or I think about it. I also have hearing loss in my left ear, which can be connected to TMJD. I'm really anxious to find out if any of that gets better after surgery.

  2. OH wow! how weird, and yeah me too I'm really hoping that surgery helps it, cause I really don't want to get in to anti depressants for this.

    Mine has got worse lately, its really high pitched, I can't sleep, but my jaw's also been locking and clicking more lately too. I think its stress induced too.

    I ready you've been given a date for surgery! Do you have any more appointments beforehand? x

    1. I definitely understand. I didn't even know anti-depressants could help it, but I was put on anti-depressants for my anxiety just the other day for anxiety, so maybe even that will help.

      Mine will get really high pitched randomly throughout the day. It's so annoying! I wouldn't doubt that stress could induce it. I feel like whenever I get really stressed, my jaw and my ears always start doing weird things, haha.

      I have a pre-op appointment on December 6th and an ortho appointment on December 11th. So excited!

    2. That's soo close!! How real does it feel now? Do you ever get scared it will fall through and get rescheduled again? I was so down after my bad news, I didn't even look at my blog for 3 months cause I was so sad!

    3. YES! I unfortunately think about whether or not it's ACTUALLY going to happen all the time. I just planned out my calendar for the next 5 weeks and I can SEE my surgery date. So that is really really exciting and making it feel a little more real :) After it was shot down the first time, I was so depressed and I thought these five months would never go by. Fingers crossed all goes well from here on!