Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two days until surgery!


6/17/11 - Check out my surgical hooks!

It's getting pretty close to game time now. My jaw surgery is coming up in just two days!

On Monday, I visited my orthodontist and got the rest of my surgical hooks put on. The surgical hooks on the bottom are the worst because they really cut into my lower lip. The tops ones don't irritate my lips as much, but I found that one hook was bothering me a bit at first, but after a few days, it no longer hurts. If you're in a similar situation as me and about to get your surgical hooks put on, I suggest buying some OrthoSil wax from This stuff doesn't get stuck in your hooks or disintegrate like the traditional wax does. I have a whole strand on my lower teeth right now.

During Monday's ortho visit, my orthodontist's office gave me a lunch tote bag filled with foods I can eat during the next few months - Boost, mashed potatoes, soup, pudding, applesauce and Gerber's baby food. Apparently, baby food will become a big part of my diet.

My mom arrived yesterday and we've continued the tour of gluttony. Last night, we went for dinner at my favorite restaurant, Bice. I indulged in cheese and beef tenderloin. This morning we went for Sunday brunch and gorged for two hours on sashimi, blintzes, oysters, omelets, bread pudding and tiramisu. Not to worry, the eating doesn't stop there! The tour of gluttony basically continues until Monday night. ;)

I'll be sure to update the blog again once I'm lucid after surgery. Surgery got moved up to 12 PM (thankfully) from 2 PM so I don't have to worry about being hungry all day. I will be able to sleep in until 9 AM or so. I need to be at the hospital by 10 AM for the outpatient procedure.


  1. Hey Heather!
    Wow its finally time! I'm so happy for you! I'll be sending lots of good vibes! I can't wait to read your post surgery blog posts.
    I'm going to have to get some of that wax you're talking about, I hate the traditional wax, for some reason I can't get it to stay on my brackets so my gums have taken a beating.
    I really wish you the best of luck! Its going to go great :)

  2. Good luck Heather, you are getting closer and closer to the ultimate goal to smile freely!!