Friday, 25 September 2015

5 Days with Braces - #WotW

This week my Word of the Week has to be...


Becky finally got her braces....Hooray! I seem to have been talking about it and worrying about it for ages....

I rang and told the school she wouldn't be in on Monday and they were not too happy.....They said she should have gone in for her mark on the morning then back in for lunchtime....Her teeth wouldn't be sore until after school said the woman on the phone! Grrr! They wanted her to do the half an hour walk there to be in school for half an hour then half an hour walk home.....Then half an hour to the dentists then home....Then half an hour to back to school then home at the end of the day! No! was my answer!

Anyway on Monday morning we went and she had her braces put on which was painless and only took about half an hour.....When we were walking home the pain started :( She was a trooper and made it home and had some painkillers....


She could hardly talk but once the painkillers kicked in at least she wasn't in pain.....She struggled to eat soup for lunch and I am so glad I never sent her to school....By tea time she was even sorer but a big bowl of custard made her feel a little better.....

Tuesday morning she woke up in pain and was struggling.....I gave her some tough love and said she had to eat because having painkillers on an empty stomach was a bad idea! There was tears from her and nearly me but she ate, had painkillers and went off to school.....She had a great day! She had pasta for lunch and didn't bother taking any painkillers at lunch time came home and ate more pasta....This time with tuna & mayo. Hooray! She went to bed but came down an hour or so later and said her mouth was sore....More painkillers.....

Wednesday she managed cereal for breakfast, mash and gravy for lunch and quiche and baked beans for tea.....The meal plan has gone right out of the window this week.....She didn't have any painkillers at all.....

Thursday she had toast for breakfast, pasta for lunch and Corned beef hash for tea and a cheese sandwich....I think she is making up for all the food she hasn't eaten this week.....She has just about got the hang of eating again! It just feels strange for her.....She is talking better, has no sore patches in her mouth and hardly any pain....Last night she had a couple of squares of chocolate since the weekend and enjoyed every second!

The dentist said she only ate mashed potato and gravy for about 2 weeks because she couldn't chew anything when she first had braces!....My girl is either one of the lucky one's or such a trooper! I seriously thought it was going to be a week of hell for her but it hasn't actually been that bad....All the information we have been given seems to be like worst case scenario....

There has been some low points of course.....When she was eating soup for the first time and crying not because it hurt but because it felt so strange and some funny moments.....On Monday she went in the shower and got water on her braces and panicked....The silly lass! lol...She had been drinking water all day so I don't know what she thought was going to happen....She is craving pizza from Domino's but I don't think she's quite ready for that. She said she was dreaming about it....lol I think we are a couple of weeks off that!!

I am so proud of my girl for being so brave and brushing her teeth so well.....She has a new obsession for mouthwash. I think Listerine are going to have a lot of money from me by the time she gets her braces off....lol

The Reading Residence

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  1. Lol - glad the pain is lessening and the food consumption is back up. And he he water on the braces, whatever next! ;) x #wotw

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  2. Glad to hear she has taken to the braces so well. It can be really tough getting used to them, I remember it well. x

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  3. Wow they have gotten much prettier since I was a teen! Glad the pain is easing and she's getting used to them. Charlie is obsessed with mouthwash too!! x

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    1. There was a choice of about 20 colours....lol Thank you!

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  4. Bless her, I never had braces so I don't how painful they were but I remember my best friend having them and she had ever such alot of trouble with them! Hope she is adjusting to them ok. Popping over from #wordoftheweek X

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    1. She is doing brilliantly....Thank you!

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  5. I had braces when I was younger so I know how she feels. I'm pleased it hasn't been too bad for her :) xx

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  6. Oh, bless her, so pleased it's gone better than you expected. She is a trooper, hope she gets that pizza soon! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. She has been fantastic and had her pizza on Sunday....hehehe Thank you!

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  7. I remember having braces-i hated it! I could take them out at night but had to put them in each morning-that was so painful. I can't believe i actually did that for 12 months!!

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    1. Becky is doing so well....She has adapted brilliantly! She said she woke up the other morning and forgot she had them. lol Thank you!

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  8. A very brave girl you have there. I never knew braces would hurt, I never had them but Darren did and I have a feeling Little E is gong to take after him x

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    1. The don't hurt getting them on....Just afterwards when the teeth start pulling together!
      Thank you!

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  9. It's so frustrating when people don't see things like we do. I definitely believe in mother knows best for their child. Hope she doesn't go through too much pain in the future. I remember the pain and having to be careful what I ate due to them. #WoTW

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    1. Yes! That's what I thought! I know her better than someone on the phone who probably hasn't even met her!
      Thank you!

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  10. Oh bless, I remember having them as a kid, they are not the most pleasant things to put up with up.
    Glad she feels a little more comfortable.
    What is it with bloody schools? good job you took no notice :) x

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    1. Thank you! They are not nice at all...
      Grr! The school is just a joke....lol

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  11. Hi Kim, it sounds as if Becky is bearing up well. My two both had braces and I remember the dread and the pain every month when they were tightened. Some months weren't too bad, but other months I think the dentist got a bit trigger happy and over tightened the braces.

    So cute that your daughter panicked when she got them wet in the shower! A story tell sometime in the future (maybe when her braces are off!).

    It will be worth it, my daughters teeth look really nice now.

    xx

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    1. We're back to get them tightened in November...I will be dreading it but after the last week I'm hoping the pain won't be too bad....She did make me laugh when she was in the shower....lol Thank you!

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  12. Ah bless her, I was allergic to my brace and had to have it removed but I so wish this hadn't been the case as my teeth really bother me, well done Becky for being so brave x

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    1. Eek! What a strange thing to be allergic to...Thank you!

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  13. I am glad things are going well and that despite a few ups and downs it's been a good week with the new braces. I hope that she gets to have some dominos as soon as she can for a treat! Sounds like she really has been a trooper!

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    1. She had Dominos on Sunday and loved it....hehehe
      Thank you!

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  14. I feel for her, My sister had them and remember the ordeal well. Hope it is not to much of a pain X

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    1. She has been a trooper and is in no pain at all now! Thank you!

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  15. Aww bless her, she sounds like she has been very brave. The schools response was awful, I wouldn't have sent her either x #WotW

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    1. She has been so brave! Thank you!
      The school is so annoying...Even the dentist said she shouldn't go! Grr!

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  16. I think she's a trooper! I remember how painful braces were and it sounds like she's managing the pain pretty well. I'm sure when she does get her pizza she's going to enjoy it so very much!
    have a good week
    #WoTW
    x

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    1. She had her pizza on Sunday....Even though she had to cut it to bite size pieces she loved it!
      Thank you!

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  17. Oh bless her. I hope she's not in any pain now. I also hope you are going to reward her with her pizza, when she's ready! lol xx

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    1. She's not! She woke the other morning and forget she had them. lol Thank you!

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  18. Wow, it sounds like she's doing really well! You've just reminded me how uncomfortable braces were! It's horrible when they tighten them up. Hope she gets that pizza soon, it sounds like she totally deserves it!

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    1. Thank you! She has been an absolute trooper....She had her pizza Sunday and enjoyed every mouthful x

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  19. Such a brave girl you have! Luckily I never needed braces. My brother on the other hand did. His teeth looked like they were trying to fight each other - they were that bad! But once the braces are off, you'll never regret it :)

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