The thing that concerns me the most is the increase in pain. For the first time since the recovery from the last surgery, I actually had a pain shoot up from my jaw/joint area and go up through my ear. My left side has clicked since the first surgery, but now it's getting worse and also happening on my right side too. And now I am getting more of a pop and feeling like I can feel the joint slide out of the socket or something. There isn't a ton of pain associated with this when it happens, but it's definitely weird feeling. Headaches are worse, and the muscle strain is so bad now that if I talk for more than just a bit, my muscles are kind of locking up on me and I am getting tongue tied and having trouble speaking. The last week it's almost been like I don't even have to talk to set that off, as I wake up with enough strain to kick it off right from the start. Talking just makes it even worse past that. The strain and cramping around my mouth has just gone in to overdrive the last week or so. I think it's because I am trying to press my lips together and keep my teeth in my mouth.
Next ortho appointment is in 4 weeks. I am going to try really hard to push on until that appointment, but when I get there I am not hesitating to push for the surgery update anymore. And if they tell me I am not going to be surgery ready for another 6 or 7+ months, I want to know why. I get it, they need to move my teeth slow, but even my prosthodontist looked at me and thought I was just about where I should be to be ready for surgery. Close the extraction space and get my top braces on. That was pretty much supposed to be it for my pre op treatment. Really hate to be that nagging patient, but I don't think I could sit with this bite until late winter or spring of 2016. No way.