Tuesday, February 19, 2013

8:30 AM

It's official.  Surgery start time is 8:30am.

Thank you Stephanie and Eric for taking the kids at 5:45 am and making sure they get to school and home.

Thank you as well to all my dear friends and family who fed me wonderful crunchy, chewy, "big" food over the past few days. 

Going to make dinner, do a couple loads of  laundry, pack my hospital bag and take a Valium (Dr.'s orders) so I can hopefully find my "happy place" and get a little bit of sleep before 5am.


Monday, February 18, 2013


O.K.  I am officially in "Ready mode" for this thing called Maxillomandibular Advancement or Maxillomandibular Osteotomy.
1. Surgical wires and hooks in place.
2. Extra work hours complete. 
3. 50th Anniversary Celebration for in-laws complete.
4. Birthday celebration for my son complete.
5. Baby Shower for good friends complete.
6. Post-surgery oral care items purchased.
7. Smoothy mixes, protein powder, sippy cup, jaw wrap purchased.

a close up of the surgical wire and hooks... note the sore on my bottom lip from the hooks ;(
Yes that is right, a hook on either side of each tooth.

Met with the surgeons last week.  Thank you Dr. Fisher for your calm and patient spirit.  I am ready to be on the other side of this thing I have been anticipating since June.
All I am waiting for now is the call from the hospital tomorrow telling me what time to be there on Wednesday.  One work appointment in the morning then I am officially on Medical Leave.