Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
It’s the end of the first week. If I have 24 months of this process that means I have only another 103 weeks left! But, it really seems like time will fly by quickly and I am adjusting well. No complaints from me! I am VERY happy with my decision to do something for Me!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Disaster Strikes! OH NO! Remember on Day 1 when I said I wasn’t going to be ‘one of THOSE patients who breaks wires and brackets”? It happened last night, WHILE FLOSSING!!!!!! I am crushed and feeling that I have failed after only a week. To be fair, the bracket that came loose was bonded to a porcelain crown and Dr. Jusino told me (and I also know from my own treatment experiences with patients) that things DON’T bond well to porcelain. It happened late last night and of course I did not call Dr. Jusino at that hour because there was nothing to be done until Monday. A loose bracket for four days will not interfere with the treatment outcome…at least I don’t think so. I don’t want to give anyone the idea that you should delay telling your orthodontist if a bracket comes loose but a couple of days should not be a game changer. I will correct my opinion if I hear otherwise when I go in for the repair. BUT, I DO NOT really want to make that call Monday morning. I should have known better than to predict that I would sail through this without a blip…but I’m disappointed in myself after only a week.
I reviewed my diet and, if confessions are required, I will admit to eating some ‘Oreo Thins’ over the past week. They are a thinner version of the regular Oreo….thinner cookie part and thinner filling part…..and thus thinner calorie part. The cookie part is crunchy but I thought I was getting it pretty soft before biting it. I even started putting them in the microwave for 20 seconds the past few days to pre-soften them. I guess that was not good enough. No more Oreo Thins for a couple of years!