Saturday, December 30, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 26

Tray 26 of 28! 

This tray irritated my gums A LOT. I wasn’t sure what to do. I was feeling a little alone right since my dentist is between practices. But then on Thursday I needed something so I texted her personal phone and she got back to me right away. It’s nice to know she’s there for me. 

The irritation of my gums never got better so I was relieved to switch to tray 27 (which was a few days ago....sorry for the late post, I kind of forgot I was a blogger once the snow started falling). 

I hate winter.

Like, hate it. 

So I’m not in a good spot right now. Plus boys are mean. 

So here’s a cute pic of my nephew on his first birthday. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 25

I'm not going to post any more pictures until the end. Frankly, I'm sick of looking at my teeth, and I'm sure you all are, too.

This week I got a call that my dentist is moving practices. She called me from her personal cell phone to let me know, and that I can stay with her and move to her new practice, or I can stick with my current office and just find a new dentist. I thought about it, and decided to stick with her. It took me enough courage to just start this process in the first place, so I want to stick with someone who knows me and knows my history. Not to mention, I love that she hijacked my number and called me from her personal phone to let me know what was going on.

Tonight I will switch to Tray 26. So close to the finish line!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Holiday card

I had an amazing 2017. Let me show you.

Missy, Ryan, Natalie and I took a long weekend and explored Oklahoma City.

All of my siblings were actually together for Father's Day. This may never happen again. Also, not sure when I got so short.

Missy and I spent a lot of time hiking.

I spent a lot of summer nights at Stir Cove.

I spent 4th of July weekend camping with Nick's family.

This Dysfunctional Family took a day and explored all the hidden gems of Omaha.

I actually said yes and went tubing down the ElkHorn River. And I didn't drown!

I met Chris Young, then turned 37 the next day.

I was THIS CLOSE to Rob Thomas. 

I went and spend a week with Juana and John.

Leslie had a baby boy.

Katie had a baby boy.

I finally got to dress up as a mime.

I spent Friendsgiving with these lovely people.

2017 was a good year, but there were a few things that have made it a pretty difficult year. I've lost some sleep worrying about other people's actions and feelings. I constantly have to remind myself that I can only control my actions and feelings, and I want people in my life to know they are cared for. 

Other highlights of the year:
  • I started Invisalign braces and will finish in January.
  • I went to the eye doctor and my lasik surgery from six years ago is still sticking and I have perfect vision.
  • I am still at Clarkson College and enjoying my job.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Brace Face: Tray 24

I know y'all are sick of my teeth. I am too.

I started Tray 25 last night. I went to the dentist this week, and we started talking about the bridges getting done. It's going to be a million dollars, and we are switching dental insurance providers at work so we can't be for sure yet exactly how close to a million dollars it will be. So I will know more about that after the new year, I guess. I may have to stretch those out, since I am all on my own paying for this business. Sometimes I wish I had a husband to help with this kind of shiv. Also, my "check tire pressure" light keeps coming on in my car, so it would be nice to have a husband for that, too. 

But I digress. As of right now, my dentist is still thinking I won't need additional trays, so I am scheduled to get all buttons taken off on Tuesday, January 16th. Then I will get molds taken for retainers.