Friday, May 16, 2008

when will this all end..????

I SHOULDN'T be saying this at this point in the game, 7 .5 months post op...u'd think id be in the clear....anyways heres an update on my pain situation.
Last week if became unbearable, the stabbing feeling in my ear drum that i called the surgeon after I passed out from the pain, yes it was that bad...and luckily i was at home near my couch. I have never felt anything like it in my life. So what do they say...oh well call you in some anti-inflammatory...WHAT thats it.....oh and u should call your dentist to get a night guard made because it sounds like you might be grinding or crunching during the night...GREAT, MIGHT BE....they have no clue....but i don't really blame them, how are they supposed to know whats going on when everyone heals differently....

So ive been on those...pains still there, but nothing like that one day last week.

Yesterday i went to the dentist...600$ later, lol. Anyways i got the tooth that the surgeon chipped fixed finally, which of course had a cavity in it cuz it was chipped anyways, also got my eye tooth on the left fixed as it was a funny shape after the bracket and glue came off.....got my impressions made for my night guard....and lastly i had this lazer treatment done to my joints...more on the right where its giving me a problem. It lasted all of 5 mins, didn't feel anything, but once i was done i could open wider, A MIRACLE...I went from 15 mm to 22 mm....isn't that bizarre.

So my dentist says to leave it another 2 months like the surgeon said, and then if the surgeon wont offer me help with finding a physio or someone who can do this lazer or ultrasound treatment, he will do it or pass me on to physios he knows.

So at least theres some hope...NO ANSWERS, but hope...lets hope the tylenol 3's don't run out before the next 2 months....

4 comments:

-Tony- said...

Good Lord! Passed out! You poor thing! I'm so glad you got some help for your jaw finally. You'll have to tell me how this night guard thing goes. The one my lame "Beverly Hills" dentist gave me is just awful....and I'm sure the ortho won't be too thrilled to see this either.

Best of luck with the jaw pain - i just can't imagine!

Tara said...

OH NO! You're still in pain? That's not good. Hopefully the guard will help. Keep us updated on how that goes, and I'll be sending happy thoughts your way!

Shontelly said...

That's awesome that you can open wider. With just a couple of zaps,huh? wow. Amazing what all they can do these days.

So so sorry to hear about the pain your going through. They think it's from grinding/clinching at night?? Interesting.. it would be nice if that were the problem and nothing more serious. Sounds to me like they don't have a clue, thouh. Good luck and I hope your feeling better. This post was a while ago so maybe you are by now.

Michelle said...

OMG..Debraced! WOW...and you look great. I love the pics, you look so happy. Im really thrilled for you and hope that you get the pain situation under control real soon, that really bites.