9 Weeks +
It’s been over a week since my last post, with little change. The main thing is that I have gotten over my fear of sleeping on my face, and have lost any tenderness associated with it. After some days of adjusting to sleeping flat, I finally got used to sleeping however I want, including on my stomach. So finally, after these months, I can get a good night’s sleep every night. Not waking up frequently to check my head or attempting to get comfortable.
Everything else continues pretty much the same. I can open my mouth 40 mm, and I don’t stretch it quite as often as I used to. But I still have some muscle pain associated with those back tight jaw/cheek muscles, especially after I’ve been stretching them or trying to chew.
Eating hard things is well, hard. I don’t know if the rubber bands every night keep my teeth in the constant state of slight tenderness. If I chew something hard, pain can shoot up my teeth and jaw. I am still trying things some just to practice. I managed a sub sandwich (on a crusty bun) this week for the first time.
I’ve started working out again, but in baby steps. I’ll take it slow to build my strength back up without hurting myself.
That’s about it! I won’t post again until I have another update, so maybe after my next orthodontist appointment in about three weeks. Thanks to everyone who has been following along on this blog.