It's been going good, and I've been pretty chipper through out it all, aside from the times I starve myself so as not to endure pain chewing. Anyway, I found out today that I'll probably still have them on till March or April. Damn. I was so hoping I'd be braces-free by January not freakin six more months.
At my last appointment, I got brackets placed on my last back teeth, which hurt like a mofo. The wire holding them in would keep on cutting my left cheek; I described to my my cousin Shiv, how everytime I would try and chew, I felt like I had a needle in my mouth that would cut/pierce me. Ouch. But fortunately, my teeth began to move to the braces' demand quickly and I got used to it, so it's all good now. And thankfully, the technician today really trimmed the wire, so I won't be scarring the interior of my cheek all too much, I hope.
Hmm I don't really know what I'm trying to say. I'm just irritated with the pain in my mouth at the moment. And I'm trying to get used to these rubber bands I have to wear now. They're not much fun, and I'm only supposed to take them out when I want to eat. I don't know if I'll even bother with taking them out to eat they're too much of a hassle to put on. Maybe this can be a way to enforce a diet! Ha!
Oooh, I sound so miserable. It's really not that bad things have been super otherwise. I hung out at Union Jack's twice this weekend and also visited the lovely home of Katie and Josh, where I got to talk to Elizabeth and finally see Chado. Plus, I got to talk to two good friends and have already squeezed an insane number of trips and plans for October. I think it's becoming my month of choice now.
The weather in Knoxville has been beautiful this weekend. Clear skies so that you can see the mountains in the distance and a million stars at night; you feel a cool breeze as you stand in the warm sunlight. A perfect moment in time, almost. Life is good.