Journey of the braces

Skylar goes and gets his braces tomorrow morning. He has been wanting braces since he was like 9, so here you go Big Boy!!!!
So here is my braces story. Yes, I am going to bore everyone with yet another story. This is the reason why my diary ran away and jumped into a burn pile.
I have been waiting for my braces since I was 10 years old.
I went to the Dentist when my Dad was alive. I was told that I would need braces. Well, Mom started getting sick and the focus was on her more. That's ok- I can deal.
Well when I was 11 Dad died. Then I was taking care of Mom and the focus was on her constantly- that's fine. Then Mom died a week before I turned 13 and my chances were over now.
In foster care I never saw a Dentist, because I didn't have Dental insurance. The next time I saw a Dentist I was 21 living in a shelter. The poor man was like you have a lot of dental issues lady. But given my situation there wasn't much I could do about it.
So, I had my teeth looked at again when we came to go ole CA. Finally I have Dental insurance!!! The Dentist suggested that I have my jaw broken and wired shut for 6-7 months. Add some braces and some other hoopla and then you'll be good as new. I was like whatever!!!!!
I was too chicken and then my Lupus came along so everything was pushed to the side.
When I went to the regular Dentist 2 months ago he was concerned with my 2 K9 teeth. I had to get something done. I was worried about the money, but I figured saving money for dentures would be just as bad.
Ok,Ok!!!! No surgery I told them so some crafty, inventive braces will have to do the trick for today. I believe it will do the job, I will keep you updated.


  1. Have your jaw broken?! OUCH! I'm glad you didn't have to do that! Blech. I'm glad you're doing better! :)

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