Eat, work, eat, work, eat, nothinggg. Boring! I think I just feel restless because I had to spend the whole day printing out handbooks for our new teaching artists and I kept messing up the printer and copy settings and was wasting oh so much paper. It sucked.
I left work early for an appointment with my surgeon. I told him about my issues with clenching and how it's making me really sore in the mornings, still making it hard to sleep through the night, how it's been giving me muscle spasms and headaches. He listened but was like "you're still taking pain meds?" "I'm not really worried about the clenching." I'm like "uhhh yeah I'm still taking some pain meds because my nights are freaking painful. And I don't know why you're not worried about the clenching, but can you be? Because it hurts!"
I mentioned the Flexeril to him and he seemed super concerned about prescribing that to me....apparently it's really strong and can make you super loopy. I was like, "who cares, I'm taking it at night before I go to bed!" Anywho, he ended up prescribing me Clonazepan, which is a drug most commonly used to treat seizures and panic disorder and according to my surgeon, also bruxism.
He was even super hesitant about this drug. You are only suppose to take half a tablet to a whole, but he told me to start with a quarter and see how it helped. We'll see. I'm skeptical just because my family is super drug resistant. I may be a tiny little woman but it takes a lot to knock me out, a lot for pain to go away, etc.
On a positive note, I asked how much longer I would need the splint in and he said I can get it off 2 weeks from Thursday! We already set the appointment and everything. I am beyond thrilled. It will be so exciting to see my bite/smile without this giant lunk of plastic in my mouth! Also, my ortho will be taking out all the surgical hooks on the same day and putting on a much lighter wire which will be oh so nice.
He said the bands were helping but I still have to wear them up until I get my splint out, and most likely my ortho will keep me in them. I'm fine with that. I mean, they are less than desirable, but I'm all for making sure we do this right.
Now some photos to brighten my post? I think yes. :)
Oh how I love my new Profile.