Monday, 28 May 2012

First ever video

Ive never done this before so I don't know if it'll work....


  1. Lovely to see a video of you. You will get a fantastic result. I have set my blog to private for the time being but I will continue to follow your progress. Take care :) x

  2. I think you are quite lovely just as you are. Of course I know what it feels like to have a different jaw as I'm also going through this process. I also know that you are going to be absolutely stunningly beautiful when this is all done with. Awesome video!!! :)

  3. @Catherine thanks hun! Looking at your blog inspired me to start mine and I really hope I get great results like yours :) Thanks for reading my blog!

    @dean Thank you so much :) Are you going to start a blog as well? I find it really helpful to see others progress and know im not alone in this. What kind of surgery will you get?

  4. I'm glad that I came across your blog! I've had a similar problem with my jaw, which I noticed about 12 years ago when I was 13 and starting to grow. It's kind of like one side didn't quite grow all the way. It's not very painful, but it can get very uncomfortable. Sometimes I feel like I have to strain to eat certain foods, and I tend to favor one side when I chew. It's also something that I've grown very self conscious of, and at some points depressed about. I have so many questions for you, but I understand if you don't want to or can't answer them all, and please forgive me if I'm asking something that's already been asked. Who's the best person to see for a consultation, as in who will give me the best guidance? Is this something that insurance might cover, or is it mostly out of pocket? What's the biggest risk involved? How long did it take before they started the actual physical process?.. Those are just a few things that I'm curious about. I haven't had much luck with finding a case that is similar to mine, but now that I have, I will keep up and wish you the best of luck!

    Josh B.

    1. Hey Josh Im really glad you like my blog, the whole point of documenting my journey is helping ppl in my situation. I read lots of blogs before I decided to do something about it.
      I thought I only had a bite problem and some pain in my joints, I didnt realise how far it went. I never really thought about my jaw causing me problems with my breathing or my back...
      Im happy to help you as much as I can :)
      I dont know much about insurance because im in the UK but if you go to this forum there will be lots of people willing to help:
      You can find me there under hara.v
      There is a really good post with FAQ about jaw surgery, Im sure it will answer lots of your questions :)*faq*/
      There are 2 options to start the process: Get a referral from an orthodontist or go like a did get an appointment with a Maxilofacial surgeon in your area.
      I consulted my surgeon for the first time about a year ago. Before I decided to start all this I saw him 3 more times and then I got braces 6 month later. I've had them for 5 months now, the surgery will hopefully go ahead in February and I'll get these things off my teeth my this time next year. I cant wait to get all this over and done with! The braces are a pain but I know they will really be worth it, Im really excited about seeing the final result :)

      I look forward to hearing more from you :)

      Keep in touch!

      Hara x

  5. I just found your blog too! You are going to be stunning, you are already very pretty. I had lower jaw surgery 13 weeks ago, 11 mm forward for my overbite and overjet, so I can relate to a lot of what you are going through. I still think the braces and the way my overbite was made so much worse was the worst part of it.
    I think it's great you are doing this in your 20's, I am 50 now and wish I had done it years ago! And breathing is soooo much better after the surgery!
    Good luck!