Hope... I hope you are recoving well.
I had arthroplasty on my right joint 21 months ago.I have not yet regreted this in anyway.The headaches are not as common and I do have a better quality of life.I was in a car accident(rear-ended) 2 weeks before surgery.Have had TMJD for 7 years and was finally getting results from an Oral Surgeon..A MRI was finally done after 7 or 8 different Doctors.
6 months after my surgery...feeling very good..
While on vaction..was rear-ended again on the interstate.I had bleeding in my joints and was in severe pain.It really brought me down..the pain was horrible.
But now..1 year after...I am much better.I wonder how it slowed my healing down or set me back.
I still have the muscle problems..ringing in my ears sometimes and a small click every now and then( that freaks me out).But I really thought LONG & HARD before I had this done..This board has been a wonderful place and it has helped me in so many ways.
I feel for every person that tells their painful story.So many people think we are whinners and hypocondriacts..Its good to know there is help for the TMJD sufferer.God Bless you ALL.
Let us know how you are doing.
Feel better soon
So do you like carnation instant breakfast?..It was my salvation..