Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Little Feeling on the Left Side of my Lower Lip



I haven't posted in a few weeks because there really hasn't been much change with my numbness which is really the only thing I've been dealing with. In the picture the blue line shows you where I have some feeling in my lip...and it's just in that blue area, I'm still numb below that blue line and the rest of the lip. This is a major mild stone in the last few weeks and I just noticed it yesterday. It feels really weird when talking with someone because I feel like I'm fumbling over my lip to talk but it's just the numb feeling...no one is noticing but me...LOL. My chin still has swelling in it and I was told that would go down over the first year.

I'm eating soft foods still, although I've been temped a few times but decided I should just be patient until I hear from my doctor. I went in last week to have some brackets replaced and Dr. K gave me triangle rubber bands on the left and two rubber bands stretching back to my back molar and the one in front of it...not sure what they call that one. I've noticed my jaw being tired as I think they really should have given me a splint to help give my back teeth something to bite into...but Dr. K didn't think I'd need it. They're trying to pull my mid line over to the right. I'm not quite sure how the rubberbands all work to do that, but I'm wearing them all the time except when I eat so I'm sure I'll get an "A" with that...LOL!!

4 comments:

Katherine (Kate) said...

Hey Stranger!

Just popping on over to say hi and see how things are going for you.

So what's been worse: waiting for the atual surgery, or waiting for everything to finally be 'over'?

Hope those midlines are following orders and moving right along, and that that lip is slowly but surely getting some more feeling back.

Thinking about you *hug* :)

Katherine (Kate) said...

Really hoping all is well, Clarissa, and you're just enjoying being back to 'real' life. I'm starting to worry about you!

xoxo

Clarissa said...

Hi Kate,

Thanks for check up on me as I haven't posted in a while. I went to your blog but the last two times I have tried to leave you a message it doesn't let me...I'm not sure why? I'm logged in and type the message and hit send and it doesn't show up...

But I'm doing good, still some numbness which is a bit exasperating but I'm trying to be patient with it all. It will be four month the end of April so I know I have to give it time. :) Other than that I'm doing and feeling great. You must be so excited for it's a little over two weeks away for you...I look forward to hearing your funny stories as you have such a way with words. :)

I'll be posting again soon. I'm having my most favorite screws out the end of May...I'm kind of attached to them and feel a bit secure with them so I'm not sure I want them out. :)

Talk to you soon...

Rachel said...

Hi Clarissa!

I see you’re going to through quite the braces battle - every day you’re closer to a healthy beautiful smile! My name is Rachel and I’m currently working with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)! If you’re interested, I’d love to share some braces friendly recipes and provide you with info to share with other parents who might be thinking about braces for their kids – do your kids wear braces too?

Thanks!


Rachel Wishart
American Pop
rachel@americanpopinc.com