Thursday, March 10, 2016

Update!

Hello! Just wanted to share a quick update.  July 2016 will mark my four year anniversary with upper jaw surgery.  I'm glad my blog can be a resource for those of you looking for help, answers and support.  I am doing well!  My jaw hasn't shifted, my teeth are still properly aligned and I can bite into an apple like a champ.  This surgery was and forever will be one of the best decisions I could have made.  It is a scary process, it can be a difficult healing process, but I am fully convinced that your attitude and support system will get you through this.  Having a proper bite is one of those things that you take for granted when you don't have problems with it.  People don't realize that jaws are misaligned.  I remember how awkward I felt having to saw up a piece of pizza or a sandwich or whatever.  I remember being frightened by what I saw in the mirror quite honestly.  I knew that I had to fix it.  So I found the best team of doctors I could, I got my head right, and as my husband said to me on the way to surgery "you're at the deep end, all you have to do now is jump".  So I jumped and I survived and you will too.  And it will be worth it.  Wishing you all peace on your jaw journeys!
Erin

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