Platelet Rich Therapy

For several months my right side of my jaw would pop every time I chewed something.

One day the popping stopped and I was so relieved. However only to have it come back a few days later with extreme pain on the left side.

I could not even open my mouth wide enough to eat a sandwich or open half an inch at that.

I immediately started looking for a dentist in my area to see. I contacted Manvel Dental and Implant center and made an appointment to see Dr. Collins.

I was able to get an appointment quickly. I explained to Dr. Collins about the extreme pain I was experiencing and that it felt like I was being socked in the face really hard in my jaw.

I was educated on TMD (temporomandibular disorder) which causes pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

Dr. Collins extensively talked to me about how he can possibly relieve me of pain with Platelet Rich Therapy. Since I wanted relief NOW I agreed to do it.

After I was given the therapy within 30 minutes or so I could open my mouth a bit more and the pain was gone. However, the pain came back about 10 days later.

Dr. Collins advised me that it could take up to 3 treatment of therapy to resolve the issue.

I just completed my second session and I am able to open my jaw even further. I am ecstatic at the progress I am getting with this therapy.

My jaw movement has improved and the pain is very minimal.

 I have scheduled my third session of therapy and love being part of a new medical breakthrough that I believe can help so many people with a variety of jaw problems.

 I want to personally thank Dr. Collins and his team for helping me to resolve my TMD jaw pain.

I edited this since I had the terminology wrong.

Manvel Dental and Implant Center

 

On a good note

I was very lucky my oncologist ordered the Oncotype – DX testing on my breast cancer tumor.

This tested for over 20 genes and it lets them know some important stuff such as chemo would only decrease my chances of not getting cancer again in 5 years by 1%. That little detail let myself and the doctors decide it was not worth the side effects for 1%.

I am grateful for this new testing for breast cancer because without it I would have had to do chemo.

Today I had to pre- register at the hospital to get the chemo port taken out since it will not be needed. That will be done this week and its a 10 minute thing.

I then went to the radiologist/ oncologist appointment to get molded for the position I will be in each time I receive radiation so they are sure I am in the exact same position each time. While I was there they did a CAT scan that was an easy test since I can see out both ends. I can not do a MRI.

The Dr. will now configure up everything to pinpoint the exact locations for my chemo. They are targeting the breast and the lymph node chain.

They gave me some tiny little tatoo’s that felt like a tiny needle that helps with the locations.

Next week I should be starting radiation and this will go on for 5 weeks x 5 days a week  I was able to reduce it by 1 1/2 weeks with my second surgery.

Life is good and I am so grateful to the wonderful people I have in my life. Your support has meant everything to me.

I am still fighting like a girl.

Fight Like a girl

 

 

 

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