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by jon2413
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Hi Jon - thanks for starting this thread, I think this is a huge aspect of the surgery that deserves more attention. I haven't yet had my surgery as well, but in an effort to prepare for it mentally/emotionally (which is the aspect that frankly worries me more than the physical aspects of recovery,...
by jon2413
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Anxiety

I'm about to begin the process of what i think will be double jaw surgery. I'm currently awaiting a letter from the hospital which will confirm everything and then i'll be underway I'm really anxious about the whole thing to the point where i had a panic/anxiety attack yesterday. It's hard for me to...
by jon2413
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Today was really tough for me because I'm totally starting to see changes in my face and I'm not sure if I'm happy with them ): I haven't gotten my surgery yet but the BRACES are already changing my face a lot...I don't know how I'm going to feel when the actual PROCEDURE happens. >.< I've heard th...
by jon2413
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Hey Jen Thank you! I haven't seen too many threads on how all this affects mental health but it's nice to know that I'm not alone in feeling this way. It really does suck doesn't it! I'm glad that you've found the courage to go through with it and just think, in 3 years or so it'll all be over :). ...
by jon2413
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Yes, this process has been very, very hard on me mentally. I had SARPE and one premolar extraction in February which I realize isn't nearly as serious as double jaw, but I guess I didn't take into effect the whole "things have to get worse before they get better" part of the process. My face looks ...
by jon2413
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Hey Jon! I'm in a very similar situation. I'm about to turn 20 and just decided to pursue lower jaw surgery to fix my asymmetry. I completely understand what you mean when it comes to how this all affects mental health. When i was 14, I had braces in preparation to get the surgery, only to have it ...
by jon2413
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Inoah wrote:I am starting to think about the treatment myself, but I am 10 years older than you. I wish I started early. Go for it and good luck!
Thank you Inoah :D
by jon2413
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

I say go for it! You're young!!! Time will go by so much faster than you realize and I second what Sink said, just taking the action to start the correction will likely give your self esteem a boost. This is coming from one of the wierdos who actually likes my braces and walk around with a big gian...
by jon2413
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Hey jon - I have no experience with double jaw surgery, so I probably have no business replying. But FWIW... It's understandable to feel like the solution is pretty daunting. It's a big commitment. I can say that once you decide to move forward, even though you're anxious about the process, you'll ...
by jon2413
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

The emotional side of the journey

Hi all! I am hoping to start the process for double jaw surgery at the end of this year. The orthodontist told me that the process should take 3-4 years. I am currently 21 and so this would mean I’ll be 24/25 when I’m all done and dusted. The severe underbite which I’m hoping to get fixed causes me ...
by jon2413
Mon May 01, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

[quote="fixmyjaws"]No, but it's only because it wasn't discussed at all...or was but it's far from the main problems I wanted to solve with jaw surgery. Don't remember much about that sorry. My main problems were I had so much overjet that resulted in a bad lip trap, lip incompetence which result in...
by jon2413
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

[quote="fixmyjaws"]I was struggling with pronouncing s before my surgery but generally speaking I never had a problem making myself understood - it was not the main reason why I had jaw surgery, but it's vastly better now that i had my jaw surgery.[/quote] Ahh great to hear! Thanks for replying! Sam...
by jon2413
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

[quote="jaime"]I had a significant overjet and had a bit of a lisp too. I've noticed that my speech is clearer since surgery. Mind you, with the braces and swelling and everything, it'll feel like it gets worse before it gets better.[/quote] Hmm well here's hoping! Were you told that your speech wou...
by jon2413
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

[quote="AnxietyOn"]I have the same problem as you. Working as a cashier, I get asked to repeat myself quit often. Is so hard to pronounce certain words. I have a 6mm underbite plus 2mm crossbite. I don't have a date for my surgery yet but was told will have it done by September/October of this year....
by jon2413
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1705

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

[quote="bighoss"][quote="jon2413"]Hi bighoss! Im so glad to hear that! Were you told that speech improvements might not be a guarantee?! I was really disappointed when the hospital said that to me :([/quote] I think nothing is guaranteed just because of the nature of surgery, but if you have an unde...