Thursday, June 13, 2013

Surgical Wires On!!!

Last week my surgical wires were put on! I have an appointment with my surgeon next week to go over things and probably make my splint? I don't really know haha I just can't believe this surgery is almost happening!

I'm heading off the grad school at the end of August and everyone keeps asking if I'm excited, but honestly I can't think of being excited until this surgery is done. It's literally the only thing on my mind. Just a little over a month and I will officially be in post op!

Since my surgical wires are on, my teeth can't move anymore until after the surgery. So, that means no more painful bands or zing strings or whatever they're called to move my bottom teeth together! The gaps aren't completely closed but my orthodontist is happy with the overbite he created and think it's in a great position to get the best possible results for surgery. The gaps can be completely closed post-op.

So now I am just focusing on being as healthy as possible before surgery. I've been careful with what I eat and have been trying to exercise. I just got back from vacation, so I think this week I'll be more committed to a vegan diet and going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. I plan on asking my surgeon about any supplements I can take (such as bromelain) when I have my appointment next week.

Here some current pictures. I'm still self conscious about having top braces. I know it's silly and I'll just have to get over it. Until then, I've been trying to practice the art of the toothless smile (resulting in some laugh worthy pictures).