What a good Fourth of July weekend! We brought chairs to the beach for some fireworks and even though we really couldn’t see them due to clouds it was awesome being by the ocean and in that environment 🙂
Saw Dr G today for 5 weeks post op! 3 weeks away from soft chew! I have been so happy lately not having to wear my front elastic that attaches to the hook but I fear I might have to start again soon. It appears my front teeth have shifted a bit since I stopped wearing it. Dr G gave me a new band pattern to try out this week to hopefully correct it. I go and see him again Friday. Fingers crossed I won’t need the front elastic, it just stresses me out!
On a good note I might be able to start sleeping on my side next week! It depends how the bone grafts in my face are doing, he said they’re still a bit soft now but are usually set by the 6 week mark. I would love to get away from sleeping on my back! I wake up a lot more at night and my neck often hurts when I wake up. I’m just not used to it! Dr G is also letting me leave my elastics out for 4 hours at night now to hopefully increase my ROM. He said people who start out with a large ROM in the early weeks sometimes struggle with continuing to make it bigger. This way when I have them off for longer I’ll be talking and stretching the joints more to hopefully help!
This is my last week in Santa Barbara and we leave for some time in Southern California on Saturday. Only 17 more days until I am back in Iowa! Time flies but I am going to enjoy California as much as I can, something tells me I am really going to miss it when I’m home!