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Wireless!

8 Jul

I had my wires and arch bars removed this morning! It was a pretty quick procedure, I went into surgery at 7:15 and walked out of the hospital shortly after 8.  I can open my mouth about one finger width.  There is muscle fatigue, especially on the left side.  My lower teeth look a little black, I’m hoping that is from the Novocaine they had squirted into my mouth. After we left the hospital we went out to breakfast!! I had a biscuit, eggs over medium, potatoes and a sausage patty.  The sausage was very difficult to eat. It was a little too chewy.  They eggs were relativly easy, I just broke them into small pieces and shoved them in. The potatoes were OK as long as they were not charred (I usually like those ones the best!), the biscuit was OK except some of the top crusty part.  Given I can only open my mouth about a finger width getting fork with food in is hard, so I think small finger food will be best for a couple days.  When we got home I brushed my teeth. It felt so good to really brush the front! I couldn’t fit the toothbrush in to the back, even with a child sized toothbrush, I was able to stick the water pik in though. My gum’s are bloody, but that is to be expected.  I’m going to call the dentist later today to schedule a cleaning and consult to fix my chipped tooth.

On the pain scale I’m less than a 1 when I’m not moving my mouth and probably a 2-3 when I move it.  It’s weird when I open my mouth I feel like it is WIDE open, and really isn’t! The doctor said to just move it around throughout the day to exercise the muscles and get them used to moving again.

Feeling sleepy now, so off to take a nap. I’ll post an update later.

Last Wired Post!

7 Jul

In 13 hours I will be going under to have my wires and arch bars removed! It all seems too good to be true.

In the last couple of days it feels like my jaw wants to move. It’s a hard feeling to explain, but there are times when it feels like it’s going to move and the arch bars hurt a little.  I’m hoping this is a good sign that it has truly recovered and that I will have a smooth recovery from the removal.

The next time I write I will be Wireless!!! Here’s hoping that I can eat breakfast tomorrow morning . . .

Things I’m Looking Forward To

6 Jul

With less than 22 hours left before my wires are removed, there are a lot of things I’m looking forward to!

  1. Of course, FOOD!!
  2. Being able to breathe through my mouth
  3. Kissing my husband 🙂
  4. Brushing the back of my teeth
  5. Waking up to lips that are not stuck and cut up from the metal in my mouth
  6. Talking clearly and loudly
  7. Working out