So this morning I called the lovely coordinator at my surgeons office. She has been really great with keeping me informed and guiding me towards having everything done in time for surgery.
I spoke with her about my issues with my bite and my issues with the orthodontist.
She called my surgeon and he told her that I shouldn't worry because he will do the surgery regardless. I guess my ortho told him they think I am surgery ready. I really hope this is the case as they said the same thing half a year ago and then I get told by my surgeon that my bite isn't open enough.
Well I have his word now so I'm going to leave it at that and see what happens on Monday.
I do find it a bit strange that they send me in so far in advance to have my surgical hooks put on and so far in advance to see the surgeon for my pre surgical. To those of you having surgery how far in advance are you getting your hooks?
Good new is the hospital got all my papers.
I'm a little worried about the IV for surgery and being alone in the room. I really hope they let someone come in with me for that as I am so not good with needles. I'd like to stay conscious until they actually have to knock me out.
Oh the joys. At least I will have lots of family there to fuss over me and make sure I have whatever it is that I need.
I have sort of mentally been avoiding the thought of my face changing after surgery. I guess I don't want to set myself up for picturing something that isn't accurate (like the horrible digital imaging the surgeons do). I'm going to try to clean up some more today and finish getting things ready for my mom. I'm also going to head back to the bank to sign for my student line of credit for January. I have to have it approved by October, otherwise I will start getting charged payments as if I am out of school.
I really had no idea I would be doing this much running around so close to surgery but it seems like there are so many things I need to have done in order to have this surgery.
On an unrelated note, I dislocated my knee yesterday. I have a bad habit of sitting with my leg crossed under me. I felt a pain in my knee and I went to straighten it and I felt it shift in and out of the socket. Okay I know I get this issue with my jaw but this knee what probably on my top 5 most painful experiences. It's still very sore today but at least my clumsiness is occurring far before surgery and not leaving me disabled on surgery day.
I also have to remind Sean to fill out his passport papers. I don't think he realizes that if they call me as a guarantor and I am post surgery I won't be able to verify his age, or occupation very easily. His damn bird bit a hole through his passport, of course after I already got our plane tickets and our visas for Australia. Unfortunately I couldn't get a flight through LA. The issue was that if I book through an american airline of any sort I wouldn't have cancellation. I booked with Air Canada and I have cancellation that will only deduct $200 per direction. This flight being so close after surgery I didn't want to risk us losing over $4000 in the case that I have to stay back for any medical reason.
I'll be updating my supply list later with some new pictures.
Hope everyone is well, and I'm so excited for those of you who have recently had surgery and those of you having surgery in the near future. I feel like we are the next wave of jaw surgeries!