Just two months from yesterday mommy will be going in for the 1st of her 2 jaw surgeries. She is weally, weally, scared! 21 years ago when my 2-legged brother, Joshua, was 6 months old, she had to have jaw reconstructive surgery & a replacement part for her TMJ on her left side. When she was pregnant with Josh her jaw had slipped out & she had lock-jaw. 13 years ago she had to have surgery to remove the replacement part cuz it broke (& with her great luck, it was also recalled by the AMA!!). When she got a full replacement joint put in then, she was told that it would last 15+ years. But, alas, the TMJ replacement joint has started to fail & broke again after 13 years. Daddy says that they could pinpoint when it happened - somewheres around December ’06, the night that they had to say good-bye to their Sibe, Shanna Maidel. Mommy was extremely upset, almost like she was in shock, & her jaw started to major pop & dislocate. To top it off, her doctor left the state of Pennsylvania 7 years earlier so she didn’t have a doctor. Since she works at the University of Pittsburgh, she contacted their Dental School’s Dental Clinic. They gave her an appointment to meet the top guy, the Dean & Director of the Dental School & clinic. He even got the stupid medical insurance company to approve her surgeries without a fight. Insurance companies don't like to approve or pay for TMJ anything. She had a second opinion with Big Ben’s doctor, the one who put his face back together after his stupid motorcycle accident. He spoke highly of mommy’s new doctor. Her 1st surgery will be to take the bad part out. That doesn’t scare her. What does is that there is a chance that she may be wired shut until the 2nd surgery. She has never, never been wired shut before. They have to take the broken metal part out so that they can do a kitty-scan to make a model of her jaw. Then, this company in Califurnia will build her joint. That can take anywheres from 4-7 weeks+! The 2nd surgery will be to put the new joint in. She said that then she will be OK cuz she knows how to rehab through that part & she will be on the road to recovery. She’ll be a skinny mommy cuz she’ll be drinking lots & lots of milkshakes & stuff put into a blender.
IF ANY OF YOU HAVE SOME GOOD MILK SHAKE RECIPES OR EASY, HEARTY SOUPS, PLEASE LET MOMMY KNOW ABOUT THEM!
Also, mommy will be having lots of support from Juneau & me & the family, but maybe you can help us to keep her spirits up. We’d appreciate it. Lots of good jokes, too.
Mommy's passions are Siberian Huskies (& all breeds of dogs, too) & horsies. Daddy has helped mommy continue with her dream of riding & owning horsies by surprising her with Charlie Horse, a Rocky Mountain gaited horsie, in 2005 for her birthday present. Presently, our 4-legged clan consists of 2 Sibes (me, Cosmos), my Sibe bro, (the demon youngin, Juneau), & 2 horsies (Charlie Horse & his bro, Bud - Norris has been retired to Maryland in 8/07 & Cutter to his 1st family in 3/08). The 2-legged members are Daddy-Joel, Mommy-Marlene, Joshua, Erin & her hubby, Eric. We live in Pittsburgh, PA. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.