Monday, January 24, 2011

YEP it's that time again!

It is official. I will be going under the knife on Feb 15th. This one REALLY REALLY worries me on so many levels. I have not got my weight in check with the whole maintaining thing. I am STILL losing which really pisses me off. And the TMJ surgery involves breaking both sides of my jaw re-mending them by wiring my mouth shut for 10 days followed by 6 weeks of rubber bands on the arch bars.

The surgeon said there will be a 15 to 20 pound weight loss while my mouth is recovering. Really can't afford to drop that much. Been trying to gain but have not had much success because of the jaw pain (my jaw locks making it impossible to eat anything not even liquids).

Since the 25 years of MS nerve damage my pain level is very low. So this surgery is very painful for normal people. Not looking forward to being in THAT much pain for so long either. Takes 6-8 MONTHS to recover!

Anyway I know the Lord only gives us trials we can handle. But I really think He has me confused with someone stronger sometimes.

I need ALL my friends to put me in their prayers. If your church or belief has some type of prayer chain I am asking if you could put me on it, please.

I will be taking pictures of my jaw hardware after so you can see how barbaric it looks...

20 comments:

  1. Oh, Lesia! I hope things go as smoothly and easily as possible for you. Hugs.

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  2. Yowza! Good luck to you! PLease let us know if we can do anything for you.

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  3. (((((hugs))))))
    you will be in my prayers and thoughts!!

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  4. I'm praying! *and I hear you on the "confused with someone else"* Try to keep us all posted...in the mean time, mix some heavier protien type shakes every day to avoid losing too much!

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  5. I'm not a prayer, but will be crossing fingers, toes, eyes, etc. for you-and I will ask my praying Mom to do a novena for you!

    Polar's Mom
    www.polarspage.blogspot.com

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  6. In my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong girl!!!

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  7. In our prayers. we love you!!!

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  8. OH LESIA!!

    I'm so sorry to hear this! Makes me shudder to read your words. I will pray for you!

    I don't see how you could lose 15-20 pounds safely. You are already a twig!!!

    Stay strong and positive; you will triumph over this, too.

    Love,

    Genie

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  9. Be sure to get a second opinion! I definitely would try to avoid that surgery!!!

    Last year, my dentist sent me to an oral surgeon to look at one area of gum recession over a tooth, and the OS told me that I needed 13 gum grafts!! I went into shock, truly! Then, another OS said that I didn't need any. That was a $2,200 and weeks-of-terrible-pain savings.

    Good luck and I'll be crossing my fingers for you for the next three weeks!!

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  10. Pain, pain, go away!

    Don't come back another day.

    Leave my friend Lesia's jaw alone.

    She's already as skinny as a bone.

    (Sorry, not much of a poet.)

    SMILE (inside).

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  11. Awe I am so sorry you have to go through this!! I will be praying for you and the doctors.

    Sending a million hugs your way!!!

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  12. I hope things are going well for you :-)

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  13. how are you? please let us know!

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  14. Hi my Friend, I hope you are doing well!! Wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and praying for a quick recovery!!

    Take care of yourself!!

    Hugs!

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  15. For some reason you look so familar to me...I used to live in West Jordan about ten year's ago. I drove for Jordan School District...as a bus driver. Come by sometime. I hope all goes well with the tmj surgery.(Not fun.)
    Love ya,Debbie (In Utah)

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  16. Hey Girl! Thinking of you. Hope all is well!!

    Take care!

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  17. I was going to comment on how much I like the title of your blog. After reading this post, it is so appropriate. I will definitely pray for you. You are so right. God will NEVER give us more than we can bear. God bless you.
    M.J. Macie

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  18. Also, I just noticed your Weight Watchers decal. I joined April 20th. So far, so good. See, we already have something in common.
    M.J. Macie

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  19. I was just reading about TMJ dentistry here in Edmonton. My pain doesn't sound so extreme that they would have to break my jaw, but I have been having jaw pain. Good luck in your struggle, thinking good thoughts for you!

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