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I’ve been having problems with exhaustion and headaches for a while now, so I went to see my doctor who sent me to an oral surgeon to remove the mandibular tori under my tongue. The thought was that it might help with the sleep apnea. During the follow up to that surgery, the surgeon mentioned that he may be able to cure my sleep apnea! It would be a surgery that would require my jaw and lower part of my skull to be cut and advanced forward–a procedure called Mandibular Advancement. Sounds like fun, right? It would require my jaw to be wired shut for six weeks after the surgery. Pictured (left) is a composite of what that procedure involves. Yikes!
Well that’s not the “cool thing” I wanted to write about today. As a part of the work-up to determine if the surgery will help me, the doctor ordered a series of x-rays of my skull. One of those x-rays is called a Cephalometric X-ray (pictured below) and is very cool because it shows both flesh and bone in the profile! I have a very attractive skull underneath all this ugly! I’ve already gotten compliments on how nice my skull is. Maybe I should frame this and hang it in my office to prove that I actually am attractive, it’s just beneath the surface.