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Old 01-19-2016, 05:42 AM
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Hope your tummy is feeling better this morning and that your appt goes well!
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:43 AM
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Good morning, sp. Good luck at doctor app. I'd suggest you to put down on a piece of paper all the issues like nausea, choking on antibiotics, etc. I know I happen to forget at least some of things like this when at the doctor office.

Who is taking you to doc? If Brian, hope he will behave and show some support.

Hugs and good vibes to you.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:02 AM
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Good Morning, SP, I hope your drs appointment goes well and that he's happy with your progress.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:00 AM
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Good morning

The nausea did keep me up late, but I did drift off to sleep at some point (not sure when). I slept until 9 a.m. which is pretty amazing. I woke up with minimal pain. Hardly any at all, really. Not sure if it was because I went to bed properly medicated or because my body is healing rapidly now. It was nice to wake up, not staggered by pain today.

Depression is beginning to set in.

I started a smartphone note to take to doc today. List of things to bring up. The antibiotics, a long term mouthwash, chance of relapse (I already know it's around 10% but I want to hear him say it).

Tom will be driving me there. His schedule today will allow for it. Just as well it's not Brian.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:54 AM
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Wow great news potamus! You're prepared and you have an advocate with you, which is always nice! Let us know how it goes!
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:13 AM
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I'm wary of him pulling any smooth moves on me that might be painful, lol. I'm going to ask him if he plans to surprise me. I'd rather know beforehand. I hope I'm not going to have to open my mouth very much.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:57 AM
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Tom hit a curb driving me here. Ridiculous. This is pathetic. I'm here and waiting. I saw myself in daylight in the car mirror. Yellow bruises on my face and neck. It's ugly.

I might ask if I can remove my own bands. I'm getting very nervous now.

Tom was telling me horror stories to "prepare" me for the worst. I wish he hadn't.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:59 AM
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Last night I told both of them that if they can't respect the decision I made, they can shut their mouths. It was my decision, and I made it. You all know Brian's reaction, but Tom finally said to me that he'd never have done it. I said, well, you can at least show some respect by keeping your opinions to yourself.

And I reminded him that he doesn't understand because he wasn't in my position. He can't know what he'd have done.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:10 PM
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Sending love J.
Maybe you can get a cab home.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:11 PM
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He did remove the bands. He put in two new ones. I brushed my teeth. Took xrays. Everything looks fine. He said I need to do a better job of cleaning. Ha. How was I supposed to get in there? Anyway. I survived it.
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The hydrocodone seems to be affecting me negatively. I cried a lot in the office. He said I don't have to wean, that I can stop at any time.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:16 PM
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I'm glad he is pleased with your progress. And it will be good to be off those pain meds for sure.

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Old 01-19-2016, 12:19 PM
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I really embarrassed myself by crying in there. Once I started it was hard to stop. Tom explained to him that it was the hydrocodone and the stress from Brian's reaction to the surgery.

It was an extreme reaction I guess. Couldn't help it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:20 PM
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That all sounds very positive SP. I'm glad things are looking good and that there was nothing too painful today.

And, you're right. You're the person who made the decision to have the surgery. The main thing is that you're okay with the decision you made and that it will be worth it in the end.
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It's OK. Really.
I hope the doctor was compassionate.
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I am happy I did it. If it turns out as planned, which it seems to be so far, I don't regret my decision.

He showed us the xrays and how nicely my teeth fit together.

He seemed moderately compassionate.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:28 PM
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Oh potamus...glad the visit went well and as for the tears....well, doctors have seen it all and I promise you're not the first person who's cried in that office. Was probably good for you anyway....a release of sorts. And I'm glad you don't regret your decision! Thats even better news!
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He said I don't have to be afraid of using my mouth, and that I can open it and not have to worry.

He showed where the metal plates are connected to my jaw bone. He explained how the muscles had to be moved to get to everything and how they will have to reattach and that it's going to feel odd.

Tom told me it's probably time to get off the hydrocodone and start living again. He insisted on stopping at Dunkin Donuts to get me coffee. He is making me laugh too. It feels good to be able to get away from home.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:34 PM
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What's puzzling is that he insists I brush my teeth well, but there are two new bands further back. I will have to take them off. He gave me a bag of bands to use. I'm pretty scared to reattach new bands. It seems I'm being forced to do it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:39 PM
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I am happy I did it. If it turns out as planned, which it seems to be so far, I don't regret my decision.

He showed us the xrays and how nicely my teeth fit together.

He seemed moderately compassionate.
You are going to be so pleased with the results and will see the benefits for life, Potamus.
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