My response to said Resident was "No one told me I couldn't eat rocks....no steak, no nuts, nothing was ever mentioned about rocks." He laughed though I am not entirely sure he believed I was being sarcastic.. I truly wasn't eating rocks or anything on the "no eat list." I simply call it "Divine intervention." My friend Linda made this amazing chocolate chip cookie dessert... I took some of the under baked portion, put it into a glass of Almond milk to make it even more soft ... and "ate small bites"... no chewing was involved.. it melted in my mouth, I promise.
Apparently splints do occasionally break. They try to make splints as thin as possible in the front to make it easier to pass a spoon or tooth brush through... they also pre-drill small holes in it for the wires.. it broke at a pre-drilled hole in the front. Since my bite was as it should be and I was 5 days out of having the splint removed anyway, they did not put a new one in (good since I had just seen the cost break down and the splint itself cost $1000- thank God for insurance!-certainly wouldn't want to pay for a second) However, there are still entirely too many wires in my mouth. I am to go to my scheduled Tues appointment for the removal of all the other wires/metal and x-rays.
I had planned to provide you with great before and after pictures of splint removal process.. now it is just a little less "wow!"
|Broken Splint. It broke in front at a weak spot. 4 weeks and 2 days post surgery.|