Saturday, 24 January 2009

Getting nearer...

I had my latest adjustment last week.

As Ortho and I were looking at our diaries for next appointment and making sure I had the right pre-op assessment days noted down, she said 'OK so next appointment is in February... then March.. But your work-up is March 23rd so we'll probably need to fit another one in between...'

And then it dawned on me just how quickly the time is flying by and how near it is until surgery (I know, I know, it's not until April, but appointment-wise there are only 3 or 4 left!) and I have shifted into being a little scared rather than just fed up as I have been for the last 18 months. In a good way, but it's still terrifying all the same. And after having waited for so long I still can't quite believe it's actually happening.

Then joy of joys she put back my old hardcore-heavy-duty wire (that was removed for the bracket readjustment when we went back to piddly little thin wire) and a power chain as the gaps had started to open up. It had been a LONG time since I had adjustment pain, I still can't quite bite down. Porridge was my friend that weekend (don't even LIKE the stuff!) and had to muddle through dinner meeting The Boy's friends (noodles again were soft enough, just took me ages). Spent most of the weekend panicking at the poor thing that if it is this bad now, what the hell is it going to be like when I have the surgery...

But all in all am feeling very positive and am so busy at school that I haven't been spending as much time thinking about it as I did over Christmas!

7 comments:

Aimee said...

I'm so excited for you. The time goes by so quickly. It's going to be here before you know it. I wish I were having mine in April instead of July. I am so ready.

Happy New Year to you!!

Katherine (Kate) said...

It's really going to happen and in light of the whole process, and how long you've been waiting it really IS right around the corner! Yippee!!!

I was going to ask about the BOY ~ Sounds like all's going well there too ;)

CantHandleTheTooth said...

Wow - not long now. When the days start getting lighter you'll be almost there ...

funkyrhodes said...

Hey V - I feel for you. As my surgery date draws nearer, I seem to be getting more consumed by it. I can't help it! I'm glad you're not thinking about it as much.

V said...

Don't get me wrong I am SO ready too... But yes it has also started seeping into my every thought.. When is your surgery George?

And yes Kate everything is going really well except for distance and work hours getting in the way! But he is so very lovely and understanding - I am very lucky! Although I have to rebuff the usual 'I still don't know why you're having it done... but I understand you need to do it'. I still can't grasp that he doesn't see me in the same way I see myself, and it's only the prospect of imminent surgery that has allowed me to let him into my life - it's been SUCH a barrier to me in the past and it just goes to show how much of a difference it is going to make psychologically.

Deep, man.

Katherine (Kate) said...

Hey! His comment is the best of both worlds really: Totally kosher with you as is (smart lad) but supportive of what you need to do for YOU~ Perfect!

Very relevantly deep :)

Michelle said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm so sorry I disappeared. I'll try very hard to stick around and be a positive support system for you as your surgery draws near. I'm very happy for you. That is so wonderful you have a supportive guy in your life, good for you. Sounds like everything is going perfectly!!