Saturday, June 7, 2008

A sprained jaw, ear lash and fun-e. . .

Can you believe it? I have a sprained jaw! I went to the oral surgeon and that is what he told me. Let me explain . . . on Thursday I got home from work and Hunter ran out to give me a hug. I picked him up and when I set him down he jumped and popped me right in the chin with the back of his head. I saw stars it hurt to bad! Of course Hunter was fine and wondered what was wrong. I thought he had knocked my front teeth out. I came inside to check my mouth to make sure my teeth were still intact and found that I couldn't open up my mouth really wide. Great, I thought, my jaw was locked. After about an hour of composing myself, I attempted to eat dinner. Huge mistake because it hurt to chew. So I skipped dinner. I didn't sleep much, I just couldn't get comfy and no matter what I did my jaw hurt. I got up on Friday and went to work like normal, but it was very uncomfortable to talk, my chin was very sensitive to touch and I still couldn't open my mouth. I called my dentist to get his opinion and he said since I was already in Logan, I better see an oral surgeon, just to make sure nothing was out a place or cracked and if it was, then the oral surgeon would be the one to fix it anyway. Well on a good note, nothing is cracked or out of place, but basically I have a sprained jaw, just like you can sprain your ankle. Here is the best part he says. . . don't plan on healing anytime soon, it will take 3 to 4 MONTHS for my jaw to feel better and for the swelling to go down! Neat huh?! I can still eat what I want, but it hurts like hell so I try to avoid it at all costs. I have great muscles relaxers for when I go to bed, and man do they work. I took one last night at 10 thinking I needed to give it time to take affect and I was nodding off folding laundry. LOL! I have been telling myself I needed to get back on weight watchers and start loosing weight again, at least this jaw incident will help the process along! Hopefully I can loose of few pounds since I won't be shoveling food in my mouth every 10 minutes!

The other day at dinner while I was getting TJ and Hunter's plates ready, Hunter was itching his ear and I asked him if he was okay. He told me he had an ear lash. Oh really? What's an ear lash I asked . . . well mom, he starts, it's like an eye lash, but instead it's when your hair falls out and goes into your ear, it's called an ear lash! Trying not to laugh, I thanked him for the explanation! So for those of you who get a random itch in your ear, remember,you might have an ear lash! LOL! I love my boys, they say the cutest things!

TJ is learning to talk more and more each day. Today the new word is fun-e. We were sitting at the table getting ready for breakfast and TJ just blurted out fun-e. I repeated the word to make sure I heard him right, and he smiled. I have learned with TJ that when you say something to TJ and we get it right (trying to translate his babble) he smiles and makes a small laugh! Like good job mom you finally understand me! So all day long TJ has been going around saying fun-e, fun-e. He is so dang cute!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Michelle, your poor jaw! Hopefully the doc you went to wasn't Wilkinson...I am glad you have some good drugs and maybe somehow I can catch what you have/sprained jaw without the pain, but can't eat and can lose weight. I love the ear lash. That is so funny and tell Hunter that I have had lots of ear lashes in my day! Love you!

Jenny said...

I'm sorry to hear about your jaw, it sounds very painful. You have had some bad luck lately. I hope you start to feel better.

Greg & Laura Stephens said...

Ow - that sounds painful! I hope you're feeling better soon! That earlash thing is too cute! Oh, the things they come up with! :)