You couldn't use it anymore!
Oh my! VERY VERY long story short, I woke up one morning and my teeth in the back were not touching anymore. After spending 5 1/2 hours at a TMJ specialist and a RIDICULOUS amount of money, we got my jaw back to ALMOST normal. I would say it's about 90% there. There is still a tiny bit of pain and my teeth don't touch quite as well as they did before, but hey, I'll take what I can get at this point!
I can't even begin to explain how awful it was not being able to eat/chew normally! I got Mexican Food one night- oh my gosh it was so disappointing! My teeth couldn't chew the chips because they were too thin, and I was just so bummed! They wanted me on a liquid diet but that was NOT happening!
Anyway, thanks SO much to everyone for your prayers for a quick recovery! 5 days after my teeth couldn't touch they were able to touch again! Woohoo!!
That's why there have been minimal updates from me lately- the pain and time I am spending at the dentist is crazy!
PS- Can you believe it's almost October?!?