Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I found one good thing about not being able to snack. So far I've lost about 8-10 pounds. woo hooo. You really notice how much you normally snack when you no longer can. Now when I eat I make it count. Fill that tank all the way up because darn it I'm not taking these buggers out until I absolutely have to. So far I only eat two big meals a day but I drink alot.. of coffee. I'm really really bad on that. I figure I can just bleach them when I'm done. A few years back I got a bleaching tray and some syringes of bleach to go with it. I can just use my last tray to do it in since my bleaching trays will no longer fit when I'm done. I can just go back to that dentist and buy more syringes. They are about 25 for 3 or 4 syringes. My aligners I just soak in denture cleaner. Kinda embarassing to buy but it really cleans them.
Today it really is Tuesday the 26th. I just went to my orthodontist and had sanding done between 5-7 teeth on the top and the same amount on the bottom. It was a toe curling experience as I like to say. Then I got to put in #3 aligner and got the next 3 sets. My whole series is only 10 sets. I really feel for those who have 20+ sets.ewww
My orthodontist is a little concerned about some small gaps on the top of a couple of teeth on the bottom, but he thinks it hopefully will resolve itself. I ordered some aligner chewies to help push them closer to my teeth. They were really cheap, only 1.75 for a set of three and only cost 87 cents to ship. They look like little cotton rolls like what you get at the dentist to bite on only they are squishy. I've also had someone suggest a popsicle stick / tongue depressor. Which would be easy for me to find since I work at a hospital.

Aren't I pretty. Like I said I can't help myself. It's in my genes.
Imagine this coming at you at oh 3 in the morning at the hospital. "I said hold still and it wont hurt" "Don't make me stick you again". Yeah I've been called a vampire more times than I care to admit even though that is only a very small part of my job and only after the phlebotomist goes home. I like to say good morning now I need to stick you with a sharp metal stick and suck out some of your life fluid so I can bring it back to my lair to play with, hee hee hee


Thy said...

You are so funny!! I'd probably say something similar if I was in your position at a hospital, too.

Your blog looks great! I can't believe how much your teeth will be moving from one tray to the next. That's so cool!

Can't wait to

Anonymous said...

I came upon your blog during my random sojourn through the "next blog" button and want to let you know that I visited. No offense, but you made me laugh out loud! If you don't mind, I'm going to put a link to my blog so I can keep up on your progress. Good luck with your alignment.

Penny said...

I'll try and be good and keep this updated. My sister-in-law says I make her snort laugh every time I email her. Most of the people that I draw their blood are on what we call milk of amnesia. It knocks them out and they generally don't remember any of their time in the intensive care unit. Those who are with it USUALLY I can joke with. My favorites are (if they are women) Go to your happy place where you are on the beach and edwardo the lifeguard is rubbing you down with coco butter. If its an older man and someone knocks on the partition I yell go away we are naked. They get a real kick out of it. I figure they are in enough stress being in the hospital they should be able to get a laugh now and then.

orthobuddy said...

Hi. Just found your blog. I'm an OrthoClear wearer...you may have already visited my blog page, but in case you haven't, here it is:


I read your profile and loved your music choices. I am a big fan of Christian contemporary music as well. :)

I look forward to reading more about your progress in the weeks to come.

Penny said...

Hi orthobuddy. Yeah I've seen your blog. AnneC put it in my post about people with blogs.
Any luck with fixing your button problem?
My current favorite song is Casting Crowns I will praise you in this storm.
Third day had a concert sometime this month at two towns that are relatively close by but I couldn't get out of work. sniff sniff
I listen to Klove. Heard of it? If not you can go to klove.com and find a station near you. I'm just not into secular music.
In the words of DC talk
What would people think when they hear that I'm a Jesus freak. What would people do when they find out its true. woo woo woo. I dont really care if they label me a Jesus freak. there ain't no disguising the truth. WOO WOO Woo. Yupe that's me nothing but a freak :) and I be a likin it that way.

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Penny said...

hey thanks for the unsolicited advertisement! Thats so very sweet. doooeee