So I have not updated in a while, because honestly there hasn't been much to update on. I'm still going to the orthodontist every two weeks to get my wires all adjusted. Basically, I'm just waiting for two of my teeth to fill the gaps of the two teeth I had taken out and it is a slowww process, but they're moving! And then once that's done, then we start work on my other bottom teeth. From what I understand, my orthodontist's goal is my make my overbite even worse (I know that sounds weird) but then in surgery my lower jaw will be pushed out to make everything the way it should be.
I have an appointment scheduled in December to see my surgeon, which is the first time I've seen him since I decided to go through with this process. So hopefully from there I can get an official surgery date. But as of now, surgery is still tentatively scheduled for March.
My surgeon also recommended that I see a speech pathologist so she can see if there is anything wrong with my speech or swallowing. I swear, from seeing an ENT to a sleep apnea specialist, I feel like I have seen every type of doctor on the planet. But I guess it's a good thing because it will diagnose if I have any other health problems as a result of my jaw, making the surgery even more worth it!
All I keep thinking is that this time next year, I will most likely be done with this whole process. It is so weird to think about in a years time, my braces will be off (fingers crossed), I'll know what it's like the sleep without sleep apnea, and I'll look different too. It's all pretty mind blowing.