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Tomorrow is the *BIG* day....

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Aka my grand re-opening (as my dad in law put it). I say re-opening because this is the second glorious time I've been wired shut, although last time I had braces on, so the cutting free was fairly different.

Sadly I had a hard time sleeping last night, and again, woke up with a crazy tension headache. After some excedrin, water, and grabbing an ice pack, I headed back to bed. Where I slept for another 2.5 hours. Thank goodness! Because we don't have curtains in our house... I know I know, we're lame/weird or something.. our bedroom gets the morning sun. Which believe me is fantastic, unless you want to sleep in! So I normally can't sleep past 8 and that's pushing it... normally up by 7. But having the ice pack over my eyes helped block out all light... allowing me extra sleep. I also think tension headache is associated with the increase in talking I've been doing since returning to work (slightly). Yesterday I was feeling like poo after my early arrival in the morning- so I only went in later in the afternoon-just to do some email stuff.

Today I'll be in for a little bit, since I have a teleconference at 2. Hopefully there won't be much talking... cause it's difficult to understand me over the phone :/

Definitely looking forward to tomorrow, being able to yawn, brush the inside of my teeth, and being able to just generally open my mouth and put something in side, instead of having to strain liquids through my teeth, or put food into my little hole on the side.

Indeed, freedom won't come easy... I'll have to do physical therapy to get my muscles used to opening again, and chewing will be hard, and I can't eat hard stuff (aka raw vegetables)... but still so very exciting!
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LILPAT3 5/1/2012 10:59AM

    Hang in there and feel better!

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HELE_LANAKILA 4/29/2012 10:53AM

    Hope it's all going well. Feel better soon. emoticon

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ALPINESALLIE 4/26/2012 4:09PM

    It sounds like such a big unwiring process, but it sounds like you know what to expect and where to go from here.... just don't loose your positivity and strength. XOXO, and I'm always here for you if you ever need to chat!

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THENEWMANDA 4/26/2012 3:09PM

    I know exactly how you are feeling. I had my jaw wired shut when I was 14 because I got kicked in the face by a horse. Worst 8 weeks of my life! I hope the unwiring goes well for you. I had a horribly tramatic experience with that part of it so prayers that it goes smoothly for you. Enjoy the freedom, I know I did!

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BRENDARK 4/26/2012 1:29PM

    Thank you so much! Thankfully, all I have today at work is that teleconference, afterwards it will be a resting time-unless my dear friend and I go for a walk. But it has definitely taken its toll on me emotionally as well. Super stoked!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 4/26/2012 1:23PM

    Oh Boy! SOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you.
It sounds like a pretty involved procedure just getting unwired (or whatever you call it), so I will be praying for you.
Take it easy. Try to be as gentle with yourself today as you possibly can, so you're rested up and ready for the big event!
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