Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The longest assignment of my life

In an attempt to not go crazy, I am just making a post. I need to take myself away from this book for a moment and not go on pinterest where I will never stop pinning things. 
I'm finishing a paper that is currently close to 50 pages double spaced and still isn't done. Yes 50 pages!!!!!!!

What a way to get back into things after having a kidney infection. 
Anyway I thought I would share. 
And here are some pictures of me in all my nerdy glory. Yes I wear earplugs when I do work. 

I recorded a video but didn't get to upload it yet. Hopefully tomorrow or friday I'll have it up. 
and I'll try to take some proper pictures of my bite to show how it has changed. 

Nighty night all

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kidney Infection

Hey guys,

Sorry theres no video,
I have a kidney infection, horrible nausea, and a migraine that wont go away.
I don;t know if the headaches are from the meds or the jaw?
I'll update when I feel well enough.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Video Delay

I usually post a youtube video with every update for my youtube viewers, but I have been very lazy.
Actually its a combination.
School is busy and I did get around to recording videos for a group project that will be uploaded on my youtube. I also had to change my fishes tank since her water went all weird. and this thing and that thing, etc etc.

Anyway my teeth are very sore. I don't really know if anything moved, or if anything should be moving that fast, but my orthodontist did say that the opening part would be the easiest and much faster.
Well I'm in this one elastic and it hurts!!! My teeth all feel loose.

Oh and exchange, yes I'm trying to figure that out.
Thank you everyone for all the great comments. I get them all sent to my email which is on my phone so most of the time I read them all but can't respond over my phone.

I'll update soon when I figure more out and when I finally upload a video.

<3 Terra

Friday, March 16, 2012

I got Accepted!!!!!!

Hey guys,
so a few months ago a blogged about how I applied for exchange at the University of Western Sydney.
I got accepted, out of tons of people who applied, they chose me.

As much as I want to scream with joy, I most likely have to deny the opportunity.

When I applied my surgery was suppose to be this spring. But when I saw my surgeon a couple weeks ago he moved it to October. I would have to leave in January, and according to my surgeon and orthodontist, it would be ideal to stick around for at least a few months while everything fuses back together.

I don't really know what to do because I feel like I so need this.
Everything has been crazy and hectic here, I've been stressed out and depressed all the time, and no one seems to care of understand (Well except for you wonderful bloggers)

I feel like a lot of people don't get what I'm going through and they take it as me just being overly emotional. To be honest, I so want to get the hell out of here.

What to do , what to do, what to do.......

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


So I saw the orthodontist today.
Actually its a long story.

I called my orthos office to see if they got the letter from my surgeon about the changes to my bite and how he wants my bite open. I called and it's been weeks but they still didn't get the letter. The receptionist told me to come in anyway, but i felt bummed out.
So I called my by and after him hearing me over and over talk about how discouraged I've become, he wanted to call them, and just get some answers.
He called my orthodontist and actually got my orthodontist himself to call him. He ended up reaching my surgeon and getting the letter before I went in.
I got in and I got the nicest assistant ever, coincidence? lolol
Anyway she was great, she kept commenting on how clean my teeth are and how great my alignment is.
My orthodontist came and he was really nice about everything, he sat down with me and told me my options, which was pretty much the same thing the surgeon said.

  1. Do just the lower jaw and chin. 
  2. Re-open the bite and do the upper, lower, and chin. 
So I said the same thing I said to my surgeon, I can't breathe through my nose because my pallet is so high, I can't fit my tongue in the roof of my mouth, so I still tongue thrust and mouth breathe. Etc etc. And of course the retrognathic upper jaw that is causing all this. 

So I told my orthodontist to reopen the bite because I want to do double jaw surgery. He agreed and said it was the best idea and would give the best outcome. My surgeon thinks is a good opportunity to work on my nose and improve my breathing. I notice my nose is a little off to one side, the septum looks like its off to the right so I can't breathe through that side at all. Anyway, I'll ask my surgeon when I see him next if he's going to fix that. 

So this appointment went very well. My orthodontist put a bend in my wires so my bite will open, he said this shouldn't take long. He also has me in elastics to bring my top jaw back more so there will be more room for movement during surgery, he said something about fixing the top midline which is probably part of why the elastics are in as well. 
I'll try to do a video soon, I was just so dead today, sooooo tired. 
Maybe I'll do one tonight, we'll see. 
Anyway I'm going back in May and he said I could very well be ready at that point with my open bite. 
Surgery is still scheduled for October 5th. 

I also saw my doctor and I'm booked to see her beginning of September, and go for bloodwork. 
I'll have to go to the hospital for more blood work around the same week. 

Anyway enough for now. 
Gnight all

Monday, March 12, 2012

Orthodontist tomorrow, and being very very tireddddd

Hey guys!
Just wanted to stop in and say that I have an orthodontist appointment tomorrow!!!!
I'm pretty happy because this is my first time seeing him since booking my surgery.
I forgot to call and check if they got my surgeons letter. Its just they close so damn early that whenever I call theres no one there.
Well anyway, I'm going to go see him tomorrow.
I was hoping to just stay home and study and head straight there since I have one lecture and its a movie.
Anyway I can't do that now because I have a group project and these people haven't done anything yet, our presentation is next week, so I need to get there and push them into shape.
Anyway I'll be stuck at school all day as my appointment is around 3. I guess I'll be bringing a lot of text books.

I'm so damn tired!!!! I'm taking this elective that is just so useless but requires so much work.
I feel no motivation to work on this course, I just want to study for my exams!!!
Anyway, I'm done classes in 3 weeks, and I'm done finals in 5 or 6. Something like that.

After that time I should have more time to do stuff for myself, like run.
Unfortunately my doctor is telling me to take it easy since I've been having pain in my knee cap, weird thing is I haven't been running. I have this spot at the top of my knee that is really sore to the touch.
Well I guess I'll take it day by day.

Excuse me while I fall asleep next to my dog in attempt to get this stupid presentation outline done.
I'll be posting tomorrow!

I'm thinking of shaving the side of my head when I get the braces off. 
Everyone I know thinks I'm crazy, but I LOVE the way it looks. 
Weird thing is I never see anyone around here with this hairstyle :(