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Open bite,Rawmeal powder mix and weight loss??

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

About two years ago I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia-oh joy. and during that time I have to deal with a number of other health issues; vertigo, sinus infections,ear infections,root canals, infected root with bone graft (in two days) and to top it all off I ended up with an open bite so bad I only make contact on two teeth. which makes it very hard to eat and chew. I have gone to soft foods for the last half of the year. Also the past four months I have stopped riding my bike and gained all the weight that I took off the past years. Right now my life sucks.

I have been fighting with the insurance co to get my open bite fixed, and getting the run a round for the past four months. I need to find an orthodontics that works with the (only one) oral surgeon at Kaiser(southern CA), My health plan. After may failed attempts with the dental insurance and many orthodontics (who would not take me)-I finally said screw it,(pay out of pocket) and found an orthodontics that first, would take my problem and second works with an oral surgeon. Come to find out the two doctors know and work with each other. Now the trick is to go see the surgeon. easy right...ha ha. this is kaiser... went to see my doctor to get a referral to see the surgeon. Not so easy.. Kaiser does not cover oral surgery for dental. Low and behold I do get a phone call from the surgeons office and they want to see me ... thank God. I have appt. on March 1. The ortho. recommends braces for 6-8 months then surgery, then braces for an other year. OMG . Where does leave me............................

Right now it is very hard to chew food and it looks like liquid diet (soups ,soothies and baby food) until Christmas, yes Christmas!!! Yesterday I got a bottle of a powder mix called "rawmeal." It is mixed with water,juice or milk and it tastes yucky. However this one of the ways I will be getting my fruits and vegis.

Does anyone have any good food hints???
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