Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hey all,

Went in for my impressions today and got those all completed.  Not much a story behind that they just took new X-Rays and then we did the whole goopy impression business.  I was pretty much in and out but I did ask the people at the front desk about when they thought my surgery would be.  The one girl didn't have my chart in front of her but she said the obvious next step is the whole presentation on 10/31st and if I'm ready to go and all the insurance information is done then I'd be set to book a date.  She actually said that we would send in the insurance info at that time but I'm pretty sure they did that last time or at least I hope they did because that's what they told me.  I'm assuming since she didn't have my chart in front of her she didn't know for sure.

She asked me what my name was again and then said that both the surgeon and orthodondist met a week or so ago again to talk about me so that was good to hear I guess. I'm wondering if that was the same day I was there last when I ran into my ortho on the way out of the surgeon's office.  Anyhow the biggest and probably most disappointing news was when I said realistically when do you think I'll have it, say that everything is a go on 10/31st, what do you think? How long is the average time after that that the surgery takes place? She said she just booked one for someone else in December and even that was difficult so I said so what mid December or early next year?  She said most likely.  It already seemed like she knew it would be next year but she didn't want to tell me.  I initially told them the whole reason I'm asking was to find out when I should start talking to my HR department about my options and whether I'll be on FMLA or not.  I told her where I worked and she said I would be on FMLA without a doubt but I wouldn't talk to them until I got the date.  So kind of disappointing I guess.  I've been doing more reading and a lot of the websites were saying pretty much 6-8 weeks after the impressions the surgery would occur so I guess that's wrong in my case.  Seems like every time I read something new I get more wishful thinking.  I doubt I'll stop either haha.

As for the SureSmile wires.  They definitely hurt my teeth for longer than a typical tightening but after a few days it goes away.  In my case though the molars were the most sore and continued to be sore for the 2nd week too.  I'm pretty much all good now though they don't hurt at all and it feels good to bite down and feel most of the teeth interlock. Hopefully there won't be too much else they need to do from here and I'll get my date around the first week of November.

Not gonna post any pics today, but I did finally upgrade from my shitty Droid X to an iPhone 5!  I'm absolutely in love with everything about it, including the better camera so maybe the pics will look a bit better haha.  Who knows I might even post a video one time!


  1. Lets look on the bright side, you've begun your process.. ;) Just think that when you finally get that surgery, all the pain, discomfort etc... you were soo excited for it all!! :D Pep talk helped?? ;)

    You never know; if your surgeon thinks you're ready and a cancellation occurs... BANG you'll be there.. :P That and December isn't too far..it'll be fine... :D

  2. That would be pretty sick if that happened haha. I've seen enough pictures of swollen faces to know that the following 2 weeks are gonna suck but I'm ready to just get it over with already!

    Good pep talk!