I'm pretty bummed out about it. I broke down and cried in the orthopedic office just because I've been working myself up over this the past few weeks, wondering what was wrong with me. So it's a relief to know, but telling an active person that they are going to be braced (hahaha-- definitely not the kind of braces I was expecting to write about in this blog!) and limited from almost all of their activities is like a death sentence. I had 4 or 5 good backpacking trips planned, 1 trip across the country to go free diving and scuba diving, lots of good mountain bike rides to go do, and a ton of skydiving to partake in. I also started signing up for 5K and some local races to get back up and into shape. Now all of that is completely shot. And now this is kind of taking up some of my emotional energy and thought process I was putting into the whole jaw surgery thing. I see the surgeon on April 17th and I need to be ready to make a decision what I want to do so I can go back to my orthodontist and decide between braces for surgery and invisalign for non surgery, but now I'm just being consumed by a different medical issue. Hopefully the knee does well and it doesn't need surgery. I don't know if I can handle all of the stuff coming up with my face/mouth AND with the knee. I swear, there must be something in the water. 2013 has not been good to me so far!
Keep it tidy people! And don't drink the same water I've been drinking-- there's bad juju in it! haha