Er no, I'm not getting my jaw wired shut as punishment for being ever-Hungry. It's to correct my bite.
And hell yes, I plan to go under the knife in style!
Ok, obviously I'm kidding about that part (sorry to disappoint you). This was just the best picture I could find to show you my bite.
Basically my lower jaw is too far forward and also off-centre a bit too. People ask if it makes it difficult to eat, but it's been like that for as long as I remember so I've got used to eating the way I do, I guess. For example, my jaw clicks sometimes when I chew and it can be awkward to bite into certain foods - it doesn't hurt but I've never thought there was anything 'unusual' about it because it's always been like that for me.
My orthodontist said that jaw correction is necessary because it could cause problems as I get older, and that after having it done, I will find it easier to eat, sleep, speak and even breathe better...
Alot of people have asked if I'm nervous about getting it done, and I'm really not - for some reason, it's just not registering with me how 'big' this operation is and how much of an effect it will have on me. I had some of girlies over last night and was touched to receive some well-wishing gifts from them, including this cake!
(It's all gone already by the way, it was scrummy!)
I think the nerves are likely to jump in just before the surgery, but what I'm more concerned with at the moment is the recovery process afterwards - I hate lying around doing nothing and I know I'm going to have to fight my impatience to just get back up and running. I'm not allowed to do ANY physical activity for at least 6 weeks after the op. So that means no aikido, capoeira, pole, street dance, or even cycling...I think I might actually end up going stir-crazy.
The good news is that over the last few weeks, I've been marathon-cooking my socks off, to line up blog posts to auto-publish over the next month, incase I'm too tired or whatever to even blog - I need to keep feeding you guys after all!
Oh, and incase you're wondering why I'm in that crazy get-up above, it's because I was in the midst of doing The Flapjack Dance.Continue reading this post..