I wish I had some good news to tell all you wonderful people but, unfortunately, the news I have is less than satisfactory.
I had my appointment today with the wonderful Gunson, Mac, and Chira but they told me that
A) I must have the braces on for another 6 months to a year.
B) I have to go down to New York City to get this procedure that (good news?) will expedite the process of braces.
C) I have to get the dark braces, or normal braces if that’s what you want to call them.
I am so upset. The last thing I wanted to hear was that I had to keep the braces on for this much longer but then to hear that I had to get the “normal” ones? I didn’t know how to react. Dr Mac put me in my place and said that I could have them taken off right then and there and deal with all sorts of problems with my teeth, bite, and jaw. Which is true, I could have them removed but obviously that would be a less than ideal situation.
Meanwhile, Dr Gunson took out the evil hook from my jawbone which was terrifying but kind of awesome at the same time.
Here’s a picture of the little guy.
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t cry because…I did but honestly its just becaue there is nothing worse then expecting some great news and then not only NOT getting that news but getting news that is even worse. And then I start to think to myself “how shallow am I that I am actually complaining about something that is superficial?” or “there are so many worse things that I could have and here I am complaining about this.”
The procedure that will expedite the braces (which by the way will still mean I have them on for 6 months) involves me going down to NYC to see Dr Mac and having him make some minor incision in my jaw bone and chiseling at it? I don’t know the specifics but thats what it sounded like.
I already told my parental units that I would pay for it. The last thing I want is for them to have to pay any more money for this process. Funny thing is I have no money so, Im offering and the thought is sweet and all but….I have nothign to show for it.
I wish I could act happier but I’m graduating in a week. Tonight was my last weekend night in college which was fun. I was fortunate enough to have a young gentlemen come up to me, ask me what class I was, and then proceed to lie to me saying he was also a senior and had recently transferred from Harvard.
Apparently I have the word stupid written on my forehead. At least he made me laugh, even if it was at him…it was worth it.