Thursday, 30 October 2008

On The Threshold

So here I am! After months of researching surgeons, speaking to dentists, reading blogs and general soul searching i've finally said yes to the big decision and chosen to go ahead with surgery. It wasn't the easy option mind you, choosing to spend the best part of two years in braces and having part of my head broken off and reattached half way through isn't for the faint hearted, so I'm writing this blog to record the impact it will have on my life.

Along with accounts of all the work as it progresses, i'll also be reflecting the reactions I get, the situations I encounter and the overall experience of combining this orthognathic journey with life in London as a 30 year old professional.

I kept my plans a secret for a long time whilst resesarching the whole process, and now having 'gone public' the reactions i've had have been mixed. Whilst A. merely nodded and said it sounded good - as though i'd just offered to nip out to pick up the paper - my colleagues were all very interested. My mother's scowl, on the other hand, told me all I need to know about her thoughts on the matter, and for the time being when we talk the subject is closed.

She'd better start getting used to it though, i'm off to get my final moulds taken next week!
(PS - Will put up some pics asap)