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27 March 2008

It is confirmed!

I have TMJ. I don't have just NORMAL teeth grinding TMJ, oooh no. I have some jaw moving, cartilage cracking, muscle spasin', EXPENSIVE TMJ. Which causes me to need the MUCH more expensive night guard. Now, if I was only a teeth grinder and my muscles didn't spasm and my jaw didn't almost explode every time I opened my mouth, I would be a candidate for the $175 soft, cushy night guard. Oh no folks. I need the $420 diamond laced hard night guard. Okay, well it really doesn't come with diamonds, but it should for that price. There were a few good things that came out of this visit: Dr. Bottoms (the dentist) thought I was funny, I thought he was cute, everyone there was very nice, AND he gives a 10% discount if you pay upon service. Today I had to pay $128 for a panoramic X-Ray (that I really wish I had taken a picture of so I could show you guys) and for him to poke, prod, and measure every angle of my mouth. I also found out that my teeth are salvageable and I will not need dentures by the ripe age of 3o, which was a SERIOUS concern of mine! He did want me to stick to a soft diet, and I told him I wouldn't, but would continue to eat "softer" foods. We both agreed that was doable! Okay kids, lets talk about what all I ate with these teeth today!!

Breakfast: BANANA RAMA OATIES! Oats, Skim,Cinnamon & Splenda (other wise known as cinnalove ♥) and a whole banana. 1/2 of the banana was used during cooking and the other half was added to the top. So yummy and delicious. I would eat oats now if I had more bananas!

Lunch: Lunch was blah. I was a nervous wreck because I knew my dental appt. was coming up. I loathe the dentist if you don't remember. Anyhow. I ate 4 oz of Black Forest Ham (that I prefer in omelets), green peppers, broccoli, and strawberry yogurt topped with fiber one cereal. I LOVE THIS CEREAL!!!! Okay, well that's all I have to say about that.

Snacks: I did not have a 2PM snack because I had to leave to go to the DR. Once I got home I had a scoop of peanut butter. I finally used my brain and put the spoon on a PLATE to take a picture. I had been just holding the spoon up to photograph and was coming out with these unappealing pictures.

I need to go to the store, but I really don't feel like it. I will scrounge something up for dinner. Maybe even have another omelet! Who knows!


Zach and Amanda said...

Bleck about your TMJ! But I want to see a picture with the diamonds! Seriously, you could hot glue some of those sparkly beads to it and take a picture! ha ha!

I love omelets. Veggie ones. I am allergic to the meat.

When are you coming to visit.

I ate an apple and peanut butter today. I thought of you and :).

steff. said...

I am oddly excited about getting this bite plate. This is coming from the girl who, as a pre-teen, made braces from earring backs and paper clips mind you! If that thing didn't cost as much as a new sofa, I might just glue some beads on it!

I would probably love a zucchini, broccoli, mushroom omelet. I might have to try it sometime!

Lol I can't go anywhere now-- the dentist has all my money!! I think of you too whenever I eat apples and peanut butter now too! That's cute.