I rang my hospital yesterday because at the moment I'm applying for jobs, and I thought it really would be helpful to have some kind of idea as to when my surgery's going to be. So I rang the hospital and said 'Can you give me any indication of when it's going to be?' and the woman said it will probably be February now, much to my disappointment. But then she said that they'd had a cancellation and she was looking for someone to fill it so it's quite handy that I rang... The cancellation is for 11th October! I said I'd definitely want it but she said she'd need to ask my ortho whether she thought there was enough time to get me prepped, so she said she'd ring me back today....
So this morning I got a phone call from my orthodontist, and she said that they've decided there is time to get me prepped and that I can have the cancellation slot!!! She asked me to go in asap, so I went in this afternoon. She took some photos, did some moulds, did some measurements, and used the 'face bow' (lovely name) to measure how my top jaw sits in relation to my face. This face bow looked like and felt like something from Saw! It was quite painful, they shoved it right in my ears and right up against my nose, it was rather unpleasant! Apparently all of this was so that they could make my 'wafer'. I'd never heard of this before but she said that it was so that during the surgery they can make sure that they've moved my jaws into the desired place.
So it's actually happening in 2 weeks and 1 day!!! It hasn't really sunk in that much yet, I don't feel anywhere near as excited and terrified as I should yet because I think it still doesn't seem real! I've now got lots of appts lined up. Ive got to go in next Weds to have my wafer fitted, but they said I might have to go up to the hospital that's actually doing my op tomorrow to have my pre-op assessment tomorrow, but they're going to ring me and let me know.
I feel sooooo lucky right now! Thank God I rang yesterday cos if I hadn't I'd probably be waiting until February!
Coincidentally it's my 19 month brace anniversary today, so I will post some pics in a min. I also took a photo of my X-ray at the hospital so I will try and upload that too!