Tee hee hee! I am so thrilled! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif
Okay, I was ready to go from the stablizing orthotic to the repositional orthotics.... yes that is plural.
There is one for day use, one for sleep time.
I had my appt back in mid August, but the night time one was not right, so they sent back. So I did not wear the new repositiong orthotic until yesterday and today and the night time one last night.
Oh my gosh! You guys, it took awhile for it to dawn on me, but I had more energy today! Not alot, please do not misunderstand, but a little more energy.
Okay the day time is perfect, I could live in this thing forever, I can talk with it, laugh with, eat with it. It is great!
The night time one is WEIRD! Both my top and bottom teeth go into it. I know, sounds weird and it is! But do you know what happens? I automatically start breathing through my nose... haven't done that since a little girl. I had to take it though about 4am as my back molar was just a little cranky, not bad, so I need a tweek to it, will have that on Monday. It keeps the mouth closed, give more room for my tounge so it does not slide back in my throat, I do not SNORE with it! That makes hubby happey too! It keeps the jaw in its forward position.
The reason for being exhausted is, when you breath through your mouth, you only get 70% of the oxygen that people breathing through their nose gets. Add on top of the sore muscles, demanding more oxygen and so taking it, helps in the creation of the exhaustion we feel.
Okay, my splints will be moving my lower jaw forward 4mm, doesn't sound like a lot but look at a small pea and that is about how much.
I am so thrilled with this. I can not believe it. I can not believe it. Did I say, I can not believe it!
I will keep everyone up to date as to how I progress. It was touch and go there for a bit but say, I think I could possibly go for a little walk, maybe to the mailbox and back!
I could just hug Dr B!
Shoot off any questions.
Everyone take care,