Sunday, May 30, 2010

Girls Night Out





Went to see Sex and the City 2 Friday night. Cute but a little corny. Didn't see any braces in the theatre.

As I was on my way to the movie it was very sunny and I had my sunglasses on. I had a brilliant idea....mouthglasses. They could be like sunglasses for the mouth to hide the braces. Or I guess there is always a bandanna. Hmmm....food for thought.

We had margaritas and chips & guacamole for dinner. Margaritas = good for braces, chips & guac = VERY VERY bad for braces. Hard to eat chips daintily and you have potential for bright green items to be stuck in braces. Stick with the Margaritas.

Monday, May 24, 2010

First Adjustment

I had my first orthodontist adjustment today. All went well. My ortho put new thicker wires on. I should have known that I was in trouble with the assistant told me that I was going to be in major pain tonight. Well let me just tell you, I am in some serious pain! I even took four advil and it still is kicking my butt!

My ortho said we are going to start taking surgical molds at my next appointment (in six weeks) so that is exciting! I am still looking at fall for surgery dates. Most likely in November but the sooner the better. Let's get this show on the road!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Who are you kidding????


Things you can not eat when you have braces:

Ice- I get it
Apples- guess what, I can't bite into them anyway hence my surgery
Gum- Get that too
Candy- Ummm, if you have ever met me you know how much this hurts.
Tortilla chips- Kiss my a$$, eating them anyway
Corn on the cob- I saw it off the cob since again, my mouth doesn't allow me to bite it anyway

Monday, May 17, 2010

Approved!!!

I can hardly believe it but I just got off the phone with the insurance company and they said that my surgery has been approved!!!! I can't even believe it!


I really thought that this would be a huge insurance battle and it is such a relief that it is approved on the first go round!


Now I haven't seen the approval in writing so I am still not going to be 100% convinced until I get the letter but this is a major step in the right direction!

Yeah me! :)


Here are some pictures of our daughters first communion from this past weekend.






Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

This morning I slept in and then woke up to a lovely breakfast in bed. I also recieved this card from my seven year old daughter.......





You can't find many cards out there with a picture of a mama in braces. This is one for the memory book! Let's hope the braces are off by next mother's day!
Happy Mother's Day to both braced and non-braced mama's!



Thursday, May 6, 2010

To approve or not to approve

The million dollar question.....is my surgery going to be approved by my insurance? From the research I have done this surgery is SO HARD to get approved. Apparently insurance deems it often as cosmetic.

There is no doubt that the cosmetic difference before and after surgery is amazing BUT when there is so many benefits other than cosmetic to this surgery why don't they take all of those into consideration. It's as if they consider the surgery to be cosmetic unless you prove it otherwise. Hmmmmm....only chewing on my back two molars, mouth not closing properly, food occasionally falling out of my mouth when I eat (that is my favorite part) and on and on and on.

I got a letter from my insurance company that my surgery is pending and they need more information. At least it isn't a flat out denial.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bus Ride


My daughter will be starting Kindergarten next year so we went to her orientation last week. The orientation also consisted of a bus ride. On the bus ride we just so happened to pass my good ole' orthodontist's office. The little girl in the seat next to us pointed to the office and said my sister goes there. My little Riley proudly replied, my mom does too.

Yep, me and all the neighborhood kids.