Orthodontist appointment today. I saw another girl there and i overheard that she was having jaw surgery in 6 months. She looked so excited. I felt sorry for her. I wanted to go over and burst her bubble, but I didn't. I just felt bad knowing that someone else was being tricked into jaw surgery without knowing what it was like. The assistant who was with her made it sound so great. I remember hearing that wonderful little 'jaw surgery is fabulous" speech. pffft. If that girl knew what it was like, she wouldn't have been so happy. She's thinking "ohh boy my jaw is gonna be fixed and the world is going to be a wonderful place!" no. its not like that. yes, your jaw will be fixed, yes, you will be able to eat properly, yes, your smile may not look a little off anymore. but no, the world will not be a wonderful place. Not for a long time anyway. No one told me that before my surgery. Actually, my mom may have told me. But she told me while she was completely freaking out, so I didn't really listen. I chose to listen to everyone who was really positive about the surgery instead. I came into it with the "i can do anything and get through anything" attitude and figured i'd recover 5 times faster than anyone else ever had from sheer willpower. I was definitely tricked. I guess its not all horrible, though...Life is what you make it, mostly. If you have a good attitude you can get through pretty much anything... But it would be kind of dishonest to say I've had a fabulous attitude every day since my surgery. Sometimes when your mouth hurts cause you have 7 broken bones, and you've had a headache every day for almost 3 weeks and you're hungry and tired, you just want to sit and complain a little bit. Thats partly what my blog is for. It lets me vent a little bit so i can get it out of my system and go back to being in a good mood again. Writing is therapeutic. But really, in the whole scheme of things, my life is pretty darn amazing and I feel kind of lame for complaining at all. I suppose absolutely anyone at any point in life could sit and complain about any number of things at any time. Everyone should just get a blog.
ANYWAY Back to my orthodontist appointment. The assistant didn't say anything to me. I think she may have been a mute. Either that or she just wasn't very friendly. Maybe she was having a bad day. I'm not sure. It was kind of weird though. The doctor did talk to me though, and thats what we pay for. He said I did a great job keeping my teeth clean. I feel like I should have gotten a star sticker or something...but no. I was hoping to get some looser wires today, but they just gave me more tight ones.. boooo. But, the doctor decided that October 19 was too far away to go without another appointment (and i agreed), so now I have one on September 20. That means only 1 more month of surgical wires! Which means only one more month of rubberbands! (i think...) Still kind of long... But not as long as October 19 would have been, so that made me happy. Of course, I still have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic with my surgeon before the one with the ortho. I'm so excited to make the long trek back to Minnesota for the fourth time this year! haha. not. There actually is a certain McDonalds somewhere in Wisconsin that I'm kind of looking forward to stopping at, though. Its soooo fancy! Really fancy! It doesn't feel like a McDonalds at all, except it smells like french fries - that's not a bad thing though. Earlier this month when i stopped there though i got some lemon gelato and it was absolutely delicious. Definitely looking forward to that again....and its something that someone who's had jaw surgery can eat! yay! Yep. Anywayssss....after my ortho appointment, i came home, had a strawberry shake (because thats what i eat everyday) and went to work again, just for a few hours though. I was really excited though because I got to go back on the phones! It was a little tiring to talk so much, but i loved it! I love my job. :) I'm really excited to get to a point where i can work my whole regular shift without getting tired. That will be absolutely wonderful. Yep.