Brandy's Braces, SARPE, Jaw Surgery Journal

This is my daily journal to my eventual perfect smile and Apnea free life. It logs my surgeries, and daily progress.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Day 66/ 14 Days Til RPE Freedom

Not much to report today. No real pain or irritation, other than my teeth just feel like they are pushing against one another. Pressure I guess would be a better way to describe it.

Only 14 days til I get this monstrous appliance out of my mouth! I can't wait!


  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger mandy said…

    Hi Brandy! My name is Mandy, and I am 21 years old. My RPE surgery is tomorrow.. they put the "torture device," as you so accurately named it, in my mouth today...holy cow, it's aweful!!! I'm making those sucking noises too..and eating is horrible, just like you wrote. I'm kindof scared for tomorrow, but I can't wait to just get this all started so it can be over with all the sooner. I really want to thank you for posting this blog. It has really helped me deal with the whole idea of this surgery, and I feel comforted to know that there's someone out there who understands exactly what I'm going through. I said goodbye to my social life for the next three months...thank goodness you're almost to the end!!! Thanks again, Brandy.

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger Brandyleigh35 said…

    Hey Mandy,
    Welcome to the Expander club. Yes I totally know what you are going through, it really is not fun, however, you do adjust for the most part so trust me when I say you will make it. The slurping and sucking will subside in about a week. Yes I know 5 days feels like an eternity in the beginning but it will improve. Really! You will get better at eating, and talking both, and it will go by relatively quickly. You are still pretty young so you will probably have a much better time of it, as it just seems that youth is better at adapting than someone older like myself.

    Glad the blog has helped calm your fears. That is why I started it as I wanted others to know what to expect. It really hasn't been too bad at all. A little aggravating, and of course maddening at times, but mostly fine.

    Good luck with your surgery tomorrow I will send some good healing vibes your way. Oh...and your social life will be fine! Your friends won't care about your appliance, if anything they will feel sorry for you! And you will adjust faster than you think. Other than covering your mouth when you chew, and talking a little funny it is not that big of a deal. You will love it when you can see the results of expansion! I'm thrilled with my progress and would do it again in a heartbeat!

    Take care!



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