Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I have a date!

Tuesday, September 9th, it's official. My surgery will be at 7 am, I have to be to the hospital by 5:30 am. The hospital requires that I have a pre-op physical the week before, and my pre-op appointment with my OS is August 28. I will have my surgical hooks put on the day before my pre-op with my OS, which means I will have them on for almost 2 weeks. I won't meet with the anesthesiologist until the day of surgery, so I may call the hospital and speak with an anesthesiologist before hand to make surethey don't have a problem with me taking arnica and bromelaine after surgery, since I will want to buy those beforehand.

My surgical coordinator advised that she would be sending me a large packet of information in the mail this week, and not to be too overwhelmed by its size. I told her that I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject for the last year, so I welcome any and all information! I got my Zip-n-Squeeze products on Monday, so now I will have to start picking up the rest of my post-op supplies because I know the next 2 months will fly!

More info to follow after I receive the packet from the OS in the mail ...

4 comments:

chinderella said...

Yay for getting a date!

Sophir said...

Hey! I'm in the process of starting my treatment (which will involve braces and eventually jaw surgery) and I noticed my case is very similiar to yours - in fact, even my crooked teeth resembles yours! I was surprised to see your whole treatment time was less than a year. How was this possible?

Kiwikaren said...

Fantastic that you have a date!

Keep up the great attitude!

Stephanie said...

Sophir, I was originally told it would be about a year before I'd be ready for surgery, but my teeth moved quickly and I was ready in 9 months. I had braces as a child so that could have something to do with my teeth being more mobile. I also have self ligating brackets and the sure smile system, but the sure smile wire wasn't put on until May. They do estimate I'll need braces for 12 months after surgery as well, though, so my total treatment time was estimated as 24 months, hopefully I can shave a few months off post-op as well.