This is how I felt during my two-hour visit last week to the orthodontist to get fitted for my upper mouth splint. This beast is far more cumbersome and intrusive than the lower one I have worn for the past three months. The pressure is painful,l and the splint forces my tongue into an awkward position. Talking is difficult – I sound like I have several speech impediments – and eating is next to impossible. Thank goodness I can still swallow wine, and chocolate melts in my mouth. Every thing else dribbles out – Must Find Trendy Bib!
This is the final part of recovery from my (most recent) bike crash last August. I’m trying to be grateful and not complain. Some days that’s easier than others. I am hoping my jaw inflammation will be significantly reduced; my bite will be properly re-aligned; and – especially – that I can overcome my fear and enjoy this biking season without further mishap!
* Inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing