Countdown till my surgery date

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sad update :(

Hey everyone so sorry for not posting anything new. I've been hectic with finals and work.

So I got a bone scan done and the results were not good. Btw a bone scan takes about an hour...its horrible! And they inject some type of radioactive fluid in you...its weird. But anyways my surgeon told me my gonial something in my lower jaw is still growing based from my results. He said that all plans needs to be put on hold for 6 months and see if my growth looks stable.

I also talked to my orthodontist. I initially didn't want braces since it wouldn't be covered by my insurance and I already paid for braces....well my parents did lol. But orthodontist told me not to worry and all expenses would be covered, which is a HUGE relief! He didn't necessarily say it was his fault that my results were not stable but I'm content with the outcome.

My orthodontist wants me to also wait to put on braces till 6 months...which will be in September.

So until then :)


  1. I am looking forward to hearing from you in a few months from now :)

  2. sorry to hear that :( fortunately you are still young and the surgery will come and go before you know it. My dentist informed me that bones can have growth spurts even in early adulthood. That appeared to happen with my jaws since my bottom jaw continued to grow the past few years (I'm 24 right now) Hopefully everything will stop growing soon and you'll get to have everything done. good thing is you get to have a brace free summer :) Hope everything goes well

  3. Hi Dani! You look ahmazing in your update shots! Wow! But yes hopefully in a few months.

    Thanks Terra! I'm just going to enjoy my summer and eat as much buffalo chicken wings, chipotle burritoes, and bbq ribs sans braces. Not to mention corn on the cob!!! yeee!

  4. Hey just found your blog. Crazy that you're getting the spurt now. I just had surgery at 20 and hope nothing happens anytime after :P.

    Best of luck

  5. Don't worry Gordon. My orthodontist told me that it only happens probably 1 in a 1000. He's been doing braces for a really long time and he told me this has never happen before.

  6. Hi there! I'm Beth, from the UK, and I'm also planning to have orthognathic surgery to correct my underbite. I'm still waiting to get my braces on D: Looks like you're at the same kind of stage, would be cool to be fellow orthognathic buddies (: Started on blogger a couple of months ago! Best of luck with your treatment, hope all goes well! Beth (: