So. Thursday 7.14.16 I flipped over my handlebars on my bicycle (single speed, but not fixed gear). I hit a pot hole rail road track combo and when the bike flipped, I caught myself with my chin. My lower teeth wanted to see what all the commotion was about so they jumped through my lower lip creating a big hole. The impact chipped a few of my molars. And my mandible is fractured.
I’ve been to the ER twice. Once in the middle of the night on Thursday after the accident and the second time when they called me back, because “whoops. it looks like your jaw is broken afterall”. The second visit I was treated really well and got to look at my CT scan. I wore my vintage “X-Rayted” t-shirt and the doctor and I hunted together for all the fractures. It’s still unclear if I have two or three breaks. One seems to be at the mental protuberance (chin) and the other (two?) is/are the codyles (the part that connects your lower jaw to your skull). I’m going to see the surgeon today and I’ll have more clarity then, I’m sure.
I don’t know exactly what my procedure will be like or how long I’m likely to be wired shut, but I do know that I’m going to be drinking liquids only for a while.
So I bought myself a vitamix. Yep. There are cheaper blenders. I bought into the hype. And you know what? I’m so happy that I did. Two horsepower blender?! Dang.
I’m pretty sure that I can blend anything and I’m pretty sure I’m going to try to.
Update 7.21.16: It’s broken in three spots. The cute surgeon offered me metal plates and four weeks of wiring or no plates and six weeks of wiring. As much as I love cyborgs, I opted for the six weeks. That means no cutting into my chin to get to the bone and no potential for complications with the plates down the line. That also mean so many more opportunities for weird blender recipes! I have surgery 7.22!
Update 7.22.16: Back from surgery! Home safe and swollen! My BFF picked me up and brought me back home to the sweetheart and the dogs. The surgeon sewed up the inside of my lip so no straws until the stitches come out. Sippy cup only. With a numb lip this is like a fun carnival game mixed with a fountain. This old timey looking ice pack is looking pretty stylin’ though.