Tuesday, September 19, 2006

And it begins...

Like having bicycle parts stuck in your tooth.
That's how it feels, for those who have been asking me/wondering. To think that I'll need to have this in for up to 2 years. And to think that I only have the brackets on today (braces proper to go on next week).
For some reason, I'm imagining that that's how the bicycle brake mechanism would feel if someone inadvertently shoved it into my mouth for oogling his girlfriend at the park. You know, that part where the brake cable meets the part that holds the brakepads.
I had a lunch of rice and beef today. I had to swallow the meat pieces whole. I made sure my lunch companion was well-versed with the Heimlich maneuver before I started, just in case I started choking. Or, at the very least, he had the tools he needed to perform an emergency tracheostomy. After I was done eating, I could feel huge chunks of meat and leaves stuck in my tooth. Kinda reminds me of the joke friends told me last week, about being able to make a meal of the stuff stuck in the braces if one ever got hungry. Not pleasant, believe you me. Peritonitis with a perforated gallbladder would probably be a more appealing sight.
"Oh lookie here. So that's where I left my cheeseburger from last week!"
I guess this would be the start of my gruel-and-porridge diet. For those who know me as a carnivore, you'll know that I'd prefer to have my right (and left, come to think of it) testicle nailed to the wall with a blunt rusty nail than to become a vegetarian. This is gonna be a loooong couple of years.
Stay tuned. This blog will be renamed to Please Kill Me And End My Suffering; Why Did I Do This In The Name Of Vanity, KNNC-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-CB?


Anonymous sabrina said...

well, be thankful you don't need headgears.. where poor kids have to wear an apparatus outside the head for at least 12 hrs per day.
imagine the hardship..can't even sleep properly.. if their friends see them, they will be teased to death.
i have patients who had to wear braces, and undergo bi-maxillary osteotomy.. and also mandibular retronagthic surgery..
so in other things, you had it pretty light.. hehe.. :)
enjoy!! it's a once in a lifetime chance.. haha
better late than never :P

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mei said...

HEY! It's not all that bad k?? I had braces on for two years too! :P But that was wayyy before you knew me (in high school).

You can still french in those gruesome metal looking thingy k? :P **K, I think I'm disclosing enough for now** Hahahaha...

You'll enjoy the end outcome :D Trust me! Just... be patient?

6:24 PM  
Blogger blueapple said...

Its not too bad a...
I had braces on for 2 years...not including retainers....
u should have done it long time ago though...haha
good luck...

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Err, buy a blender? :-)

2:29 AM  
Anonymous JImbo said...

Err, buy a blender perhaps? :-)

2:31 AM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

Juicer, Food processor.. or why not eat BABY FOOD? heh heh heh

9:33 PM  
Anonymous -lyn.l- said...

make sure you buy lots of apples the day before you get the braces OFF coz that will be the next time you can (or want to) eat one! heh heh!!

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, why dun u put up a close-up pic of ur teeth, so we can see ur b4 n after ortho treatment.
Can't really tell u hv malaligned teeth from ur pics so far;p

BTW, any extraction done? hehe...


6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No corn on the cob or apples with skin on for a while my friend! A tip my orthodontist gave me is to chew sugarless gum for an hour or two each time after the braces get tweaked. It helps with the pain.

You know, you can get those braces with colors too now! How cool would that be?? ;-)

I empathize with you.
The Lin

4:41 PM  
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