Thursday, January 29, 2009

So in adding to the list of my weird health issues the latest is TMD (also know as TMJ). Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. I woke up one morning just before Thanksgiving and could not open my jaw more than an inch. I thought it would pop back into place as it always does. It has been stuck this way ever since. I have been working with my dentist to figure out what is going on. He diagnosed me with TMD. I now wear a night guard to sleep with. Besides my jaw mobility being limited my dentist has told me I can't sing, eat foods that require lots of chewing, or talk very much. supposed to talk much. LOL!

It really has not bothered me to much as of late. That is until I went to a wedding this past Saturday. At the reception there was lots of talking laughing, and singing. I guess I kind of forgot myself and participated in these activities. Well I have paid for it this week. I'm back to square one. I'm kind of living with my heating pad right now. I consider it a small miracle that I have made it through the work week.

So that is the continuing journey of my weird health issues. Thanks for listening and praying


Kelli said...

Always listening...and willing to pray, mon ami!