Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Text: URBANSOULE to 22828! it's that easy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Baby Peacocks!

Jaw Update

I'm starting to get nervous for my Jaw Surgery this fall, I had an appointment with my Surgeon yesterday, I need to get an MRI scheduled so he can see the position of my right side slipped disc in my TMJ (joint) which looks like it's going to cost around $2,000. Then schedule the surgery for this fall.He's going to cut the bone in half to drop the jaw so the joint has more room to move.He also put me on another pain killer. I've been on a liquid,no chew diet since my first surgery in April, I've lost 15lbsso far.SlimFast, Ensure,yogurts,apple sauce,soups and rice have been my main food staples,once a week I will try to have a larger meal.I have been feeling the toll of not eating solid food, feeling tired,weak and mentally worn out.I'll have to stay on this diet until a few months after the surgery. which means no solids until 2012....I'm trying to mentally prepare but now the reality has been setting in and the stress is starting....
The surgery itself is going to cost around $12,000 since I have no insurance,it's going to be hard to come up with that amount. I've been taking on odd jobs to supplement my "starving artist" income. Below are some pictures of the jaw and a similar procedure he will be doing,I'm not sure if in the second picture if that's the same spot he's going to cut or not....

Mandibular (Lower Jaw) Osteotomy
The operation is made through an incision made at the back of the mouth in the gum by the molar teeth to gain access to the jaw. The lower jaw is then cut in an oblique fashion with a small saw to allow it to be broken in a controlled manner. It is then moved into its new position, which has been predet...ermined during surgical planning with the aid of models of your teeth. A small plastic wafer is attached to the teeth to allow the new position of the lower jaw to be determined, which is then fixed into place with small metal plates and screws. These are made of titanium which is a very inert metal and safe to be used in the body. The gum is stitched back into place with dissolvable stitches.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, It looks like my regular Facebook page has had it's fill of friends, to follow my art updates more closely you can "LIKE" my Fanpage.. I wont be able to add anymore friends on my regular page so I am switching to the fanpage..... Thank you for your cooperation! -Urban Soule

Monday, July 4, 2011

Baby Peacocks got to play and forage in the garden and sun today, they sure loved rolling around and laying in the dirt!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Today, my boyfriend took me to get an early Birthday present! Two baby Peacocks! One white and one India Blue (the standard color) I introduced Olive the bunny to the white one, she seems to like them, they're 10 days old....I've wanted to have a Peacock since I was a kid!