In totally different news-- I got to meet some people from the jaw surgery forums and facebook page this weekend. One chick was flying in to SFO for a consult with Kasey Li at Stanford (who I have a consult with on Aug 4th), and another guy drove up from SoCal to meet up with us. All 3 of us are facing revision surgeries, so it was nice to have a few drinks and shoot the breeze with people in the same boat as me. I hate that people are in the same boat as me. Truly, I do. I don't wish this hell on anybody, but it was nice to hang out with people who understand and are going through the same emotions I am. We met in San Fran for dinner and went back to my place for drinks and a game of cards against humanity. I think it did us all good to relax and laugh a little bit. If they're anything like me, there has been a lot more tears than laughter in this mess we're in post op.
And in more totally different news-- I dropped by my orthodontists office to pick up the clear guard to wear on my bottom teeth to alleviate some of the tension/pressure my joints are taking due to my awful awful bite. I was really looking forward to getting it since I need the relief from headaches and joint pain, but there was a hiccup with the guard. It didn't fit. He tried to take a blow torch and heat and mold it to my teeth a little better, but he said it's not a good fit. I had to redo the mold of my bottom teeth again (lucky me.... we all know how much I love molds), and hopefully the next one will be a better fit. They're usually done in a day or two, but he mentioned coming by the beginning of next week to pick it up. Ugh! I can't wait that long, so I might drop in tomorrow to see if it's done and if they have time to fit me again. More hurry up and wait again.