The first week of this journey is behind me and all in all it went pretty well. The pain of the braces got better after about the sixth day, and now I hardly even notice them :) So much to the point that I want to get back to the OD and get them tightened! Because if they stopped hurting that means the teeth stopped moving, right? Hahaha, I know that's not quite how it works, but I can be impatient sometimes!
Going into work (and back into the general public, for that matter) wasn't that bad. I've been told they look cute on me, but I know I look about 16 now (but only because people know I can drive! Because I really look about 12). I'm a little surprised I haven't gotten ID'd more. I went out the last two weekends and only got ID'd once! Maybe it's not as bad as I think? Luckily it's becoming more common for adults to have braces, so it's not so bad going out (not that I go out alot, because usually I don't). I found out last night that a friend is getting braces on in April for the purpose of jaw surgery in October, which is (hopefully!) about the same time I'll be having my surgery. It's crazy to me how common this jaw surgery is!
That's about it for now, time to enjoy a little dessert:)