Friday, October 28, 2011

Metal Testing

OK. Like my hat?
So I am in Dallas and finishing the metal allergy testing. It was very interesting. I got a shot every 10 minutes. I feel lucky, there were some people there that are allergic to many, many environmental things. Everyday things like the inside of the car and the bed they sleep in.
Unfortunately, I happen to have an allergic reaction to most of the metals that are used in the prosthesis. It looks like I will need a pure Titanium jaw. I am certain this will cost significant $$$$$.
Here is a picture of the my arm after day #1 of the testing. Looks like a very bad tatoo.
I am ready to head back home now and they can begin work on the prosthesis. This is progress.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Finally and at LAST!

It is now the end of October and the insurance has finally approved the surgery. I now have to head to Dallas for metal allergy testing to make sure I do not have any allergies to the metal in the prosthesis. It takes three days to get that done so I am heading there next week. On Monday I am having the CT of my head done and that will be sent to the people who make the prosthesis. The prosthesis itself will take 7-8 weeks to be made. Soooooooooooooooo The surgery date is officially scheduled for January 20th, 2012. Now I am nervous.