Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mercy's Not the Only One with TMJ

I don't know if dogs can get TMJ, but if they can, Mercy has it. Her jaws pop so loudly when she yawns...and then I have to massage her widdle face for her. And then she looks at me all crazy.

But anyway, I asked my dentist if I might have TMJ that might be contributing to my headaches and he did a few tests on me and thinks I do. So I have to go back next month for a consultation on what to do about it. I'll tell you what I won't be doing: Getting my jaws wired shut. Can you imagine how difficult it would be to eat Girl Scout cookies with your jaw wired shut? I just don't want to find out about that. Even though it would clearly be a good weight loss plan for me.

I've apparently been thrown into the deep end with my work responsibilities, because all hell has broken loose this week. It's not any of the stuff I've assigned, but it is screwing up my process and making things difficult. Tonight is going to be a long night of delegating stuff and interrupting peoples'free time. I've even combined those two things once already tonight by delegating someone to call someone else and interrupt his free time. That, my friends is multitasking at its finest.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a few Girl Scout cookies to eat.


Lainy said...

My jaws pops when I open my mouth to eat. Remember how bad my teeth were before I got braces? The orthodontist told me my jaw was deformed and that by the time I was 30, I would have pain and popping. Well, he was kinda right :S maybe I should get mine checked too.

Mary said...

I've been doing a non-surgical TMJ treatment with a specialist for the last year...with mixed results. If you want some feedback when you get your treatment options, send me a message or give me a call!

Mercy's Maid said...

Thanks, Mary. I'll see the dentist on Mon. I'll get in touch to talk about what you've experienced.