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.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Pre-Surgical Consult Scheduled!

May 15th at 10:00am for one hour. That is my official date, and also my last appointment with the OS until the 24th (the day of doom.) I sorta feel like I"m on an emotional roller coastert these days, vasilating back and forth almost hourly between being ok with surgery, and just dreading it and wanting not to do it. Guess that is probably normal though huh.

8 Comments:

  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Shontell said…

    O yeh. I do this now and my surgery isn't till the fall! Best to just do and get it out the way is how I think of it. Your a survivor though Brandy and your going to do awesome!!

    Shontell

     
  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger Kelsie said…

    Brandy,
    I think your concerns and fears are completely normal. Plus you've had all of this time to read all of the blogs and wonder how your recovery will be. You did really well with your SARPE, so I suspect you will coast through this procedure as well. You're a tough cookie, heck we all are. I am excited for you and your upcoming surgery date! Think about how long you have been planning for this - you can't get cold feet now! :)

     
  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger Bill said…

    I know exactly what you're going through Brandy. Truth be told, I think it's normal that you're swinging between the two feelings.

    But you've done your homework and you know what to expect. That's HUGE when it comes to the recovery aspect because, at least in my case, fully 85 percent of my recovery was psychological rather than physical. I say that because I had more issues with perceived breathing / sleeping issues than I did with pain or discomfort ... and I knew to expect the breathing / sleeping issues before hand.

    Like Kelsie said, you're a tough cookie and you've done your homework on this. You're gonna do extremely well post-surgery!

     
  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger Lark said…

    Definitely normal. But...believe me. It's sooooo worth it!

    Stay strong!

     
  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    The day of doom? Naaaaaaah. You'll be so glad you did it. It'll be tough for a couple weeks, but then all the discomfort and suffering will become a distant memory - meanwhile, you'll have an improved bite and a more pleasant-looking face! :)

     
  • At 11:09 PM, Blogger Brandyleigh35 said…

    Yes Kristen, I know you are right, but I'm just scared and dreading the recovery part of it. I know it will be fine and I will be glad I did it once its done.

     
  • At 6:07 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    Congratulations Brandy! That day will come before you know it. I am SO excited (and nervous) for you. Thank you for all of your encouraging words! They really help me out, and to know that I'm not alone in this big scary world of surgery is great!

    Talk to you soon!
    ~ Tara

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Blogger Mrs. Shanton said…

    Hey, Miss B. I can't believe May 15th. That's right around the corner, seriously.
    Don't dread the recovery. Get psyched for it. It's YOUR turn! It's exciting, too! Every day is something new--some new experience, some good, some awesomely good, some that are irritating, and some that make you want to cry, but nothing REALLY terrible, as you inch toward feeling all better, and next thing you know, you're looking back with mostly fond memories, telling other people not to be afraid, because it isn't that bad. I'm actually excited for you! May 15TH!

     

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