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windhoek, Namibia

Monday, December 10, 2007

nasty braces, nice boys...

all i have to say is when i saw how my braces photograph after the adjustment i was horrified. To think i've been walking everywhere with pride and a huge smile on my face and this is what they look like?!!! nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

breaking news!

firstly i'm in pain. my teeth have seriously started to move and i can see the difference. mainly my teeth in the top jaw look as if they have shifted over to the right, its strange. but i can tell they are moving because on some days my teeth are extremely sensitive. most of the day they are okay except when i eat then they really start to hurt. so i'm eating a lot less. i must be the only woman that is complaining about losing wieght but i can't afford to lose weight....i'm too tiny.

anyway forget that. i have a new boyfriend i tell you it just has to be the braces. well i guess i am getting out more but still the number of men that have approached me recently is incredible i feel like i have a choice of what kind of man to approach now. all those people who tell us that our love lives are over - this one is for you!!!!!

happy holidays!

Friday, November 16, 2007

first adjustment down...400 to go!

i had my first adjustment today which was not too bad. my teeth were a bit sensitive, mainly the ones at the top, on the right side cos those are the ones that are not straight. the lady i got was very irritable in the beginning so i didn't want her but had no choice. i don't actually enjoy going to the ortho. The Dr. is really nice but most of the people working there are in the wrong career. i mean if you don't like talking to people work behind a computer and not behind a desk at the reception area!!!

my teeth feel a bit sensitive now. i reckon i made a mistake by not stuffing my face before going there. i have no idea what i was thinking. it was really strange when she was putting the arch wire in and she kind of had to tighten it or wind it around each bracket. that was really strange cos there were pieces or shreds of arch wire sticking out of my mouth?...

anyway i have an appointment with my psychiatrist after this because i asked him to write the prologue to my book so that is something i am looking forward to because i always love to speak to him. he is just so wise. oh yes and i am writing a book which still needs alot of work!

over and out.

Friday, November 2, 2007

too cute not to share

i stole this from aimee's blog just becos i think its tooooo cute.

this got me through october

yesterday i realised i was really stressed out because i snapped at some tall guy at the service station. he said sorry afterwards but it was too late. a second later i was like, whoa? what just happened. someone needs a break!

i went to the gym last night for the first time in like a month and a half and it was so good. i worked these abs and did some running. it was great. i think its the reason why i feel normal. i've been out of town for an entire month and my trusty friend cosmo, my ipod and my travel pack got me through the month.

i went to the pharmacy and they had these cute little travel packs that come with a toothbrush which folds and toothpaste the size of my thumb....yay! no more walking to the bathroom in the middle of meetings with a bulky toothbrush for this modern woman.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"those things"

okay i think i've only had the braces for just over two weeks. i think when i was getting excited about eating solid food in my excitement i did not realise the things that annoy me about eating. like shreds of salad getting in my teeth.

also there are some days when i wake up and my teeth are a bit sensitive and it hurts a bit to chew. i still meet people who tell me that braces are for kids and my teeth looked fine the way they are. the truth is that i got braces for cosmetic reasons. i just was not happy with my smile, the teeth in my top jaw are very crowded but of course i can't tell people that because they won't understand.

My friend Joey asked me how i clean 'those things' and my father also referred to them as 'those things'. my experience has not been too bad so far but then again i have only had them for two weeks...

over and out

Sunday, October 21, 2007

profile pic

pre braces, and with much longer healthier hair...
7kg heavier, braced for 11 days and going strong...

my birthday

God knows i can't plan and host social events but these were taken today. lunch at my parents house, celebrating my birthdy. this is me with the girls and then with the boys....

me with braces...

here goes...took a few pics but they don't show this is the best i can do. Thought the braces would be clearer than this. you can see one of the spaces if you look really carefully where a tooth was extracted... will just have to make time to get a better pic. oh well. at least everyone knows who they have been talking to. over and out.

Friday, October 19, 2007

guess who's eating solid food?

i'm pleased to announce that i have been eating solid food since monday. okay i don't know how long its supposed to take to get used to the braces but i have had mine for just over a week. each day i feel them less and less and next week will be the first time some of my colleagues see me with braces. i'm getting ready for their reactions i know most of them will think i'm mad because everyone thinks they are for kids. well i'm happy with mine so far. the only thing i hate is that the constant brushing is making my mouth really dry. can't wait to eat a pizza that is just going to be so good.


Friday, October 12, 2007

day 3 in braces

well they still feel really bulky in my mouth and one new development is that most people that i have bumped into in the past three days have not been that impressed by them. my coworker said the fact i am getting braces is not cool. most of my friends are really supportive though. i miss eating real food sometimes. and one more new development is that my top jaw feels like its jutting out now. not sure why or if that is even possible but yeah thats how it feels. not enjoying that. i think my 'new smile' is scaring people away. will post a pic tomorrow or when i have taken one.

cheerio baby.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

aaargh the pain

on your marks, get set, braced!

aargh i've read all the other posts and nobody tells you how painful it is really. in the morning it was not so bad. they did it first thing, the entire process of getting the braces in hurt like a b*&^h. and it took ages how come nobody writes about how traumatic that is. and now it feels terrible and i am hungry as well.

okay let me get back to work...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

second extraction

well my second extraction was done two days ago and i feel fine. my first extraction was so bad i was living on painkillers for two and a half days. it feels strange having this extra space in my mouth where there were teeth. my gums are still really sensitive. i think my mouth is freaking out because of the trauma. well braces arrive in two weeks time. in the meantime i have one more filling next week....

second extraction two weeks to go

well i had the second extraction yesterday because my mouth had healed well enough on the other side. it was not even half as bad as the other one. in fact i think it was done three days ago now but i only ended up taking two painkillers for two days. it feels really strange having spaces in between my teeth but you can't see them when i smile cos its teeth closer to the back. my mouth does not feel normal though, but i'm not surprised because of the trauma. it does not hurt tha tmuch but my gums are still really sensitive. well im drained from all the statistics i had to do for work so i' taking a time out now...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

second extraction postponed

i was supposed to have my second extraction today but it was postponed because my gum has not healed properly yet. even though the hole is healing the gum is still sensitive. Gosh when she suggested that i was so relieved. i'm starting to hate going to the dentist because it takes forever for me to heal. if this is what its like now, how the heck will i cope when i get the actual braces. okay off to some of the other bloggers for inspiration...

second extraction postponed

okay i went to the dentist today and the 'hole' in my mouth seems to be healing well. the only thing is that my gum is still swollen where they gave me the injection so when i wake up in the morning it feels sensitive and its made my whole cheek on the left hand side sensitive. anyway so the freak lady (i call her that cos i think she lies) said that we should just leave this extraction for now and do it next monday because we can't exactly mess up my mouth now and then i can't eat on either side. omigosh i am so relieved. the closer the time draws for the braces the more nervous i become. not looking forward to the pain and having to give up food at all... lemme check some other blogs and see how people are doing.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

had my first tooth extraction three days ago

okay my first tooth extraction was exactly three days ago. this morning there was still a bit of pain but the swelling has gone down a bit. its weird just having this hole in my mouth near the back where a tooth used to be. and also something else strange, i have alot more saliva as well. i don't know what made me think of this beforehand. i work as a lecturer part time and i had this vision of myself (unintentionally) spitting on the students sitting in the front.

it was really gross when they were foricing the tooth out of my mouth. i did not feel pain but i could feel them tugging and tugging on the tooth and the sound it made when it finally came loose was really freaky. my poor jaw and mouth was traumatised no wonder i'm still in pain after three days...

i sent a text message to my brother the first night because i could not sleep and he told me that his extractions were painful too, but that getting braces is a worthwhile thing to do. i reckon he thinks i'm mad because i didn't just do it as a teenager, but its just that this is the time when i'm all grown up and know that i am more than my looks basically. i guess i more mature now. i was terrified to look in the mirror after they had just removed the tooth cos i just pictured a hole, but you can't see the space when i smile unless i open my mouth unnaturally wide. well one more tooth extraction and filling and braces in 3 weeks. i'm nervous cos i've read so many posts and they are all so different. some people hate them, others are in pain and some people look great with braces. wonder how i will look. i think some of my friends are more worried than i am. but i've never really liked my smile so i think that is one of the reasons why this is a good decision. i think all the other blogs are helping alot, to see how well people are coping and also sharing of expriences and positive attitudes....bye for now. *hugs*