Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kanye West - Through The Wire

Inspirational song for having your mouth wired shut - thanks Kanye!

P.s. T-minus 27 days until surgery!

Yo G they can't stop me from rapping can they?
Can they, huh?

Through the fire, to the limit, to the wall
For a chance to be with you, I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire, through whatever come what may
For a chance at loving you, I'd take it all away
Right down through the wire, even through the fire

I spit it through the wire man
To much stuff on my heart right now man
I'll gladly risk it all right now
It's a life or death situation man
Y'all don't really understand how I feel right now man
It's your boy Kanye to the....
Chi-Town what's going on man

[Verse 1:]
I drink a boost for breakfast, and ensure for desert
Somebody ordered pancakes I just sip the sizzurp
That right there could drive a sane man bizzerk
Not to worry y'll Mr. H 2 the Izzo's back to wizzerk
How do you console my mom or give her light support
When you telling her your sons' on life support
And just imagine how my girl feel
On the plane scared as hell that her guy look like Emmett Till
She was with me before the deal she been trying to be mine
She a delta so she been throwing them Dynasty signs
No use me tryin' to be lyin'
I been trying to signed
Trying to be a millionaire
How I use two lifelines
In the same hospital where Big and 2pac died
The doctor said I had blood clots
But I ain't Jamaican man
Story on MTV and I ain't trying to make the band
I swear this right here is history in the making man


I really apologize how I sound right now man
If it's unclear at all, man
They got my mouth wired shut for like I don't know the doctor said for like six weeks
You know we had reconstru....
I had reconstructive surgery on my jaw
Looked in the mirror half my jaw was in the back of my mouth man
I couldn't believe it
But I'm still here for you all right now yo
This is what I gotta say yo
Yeah, turn me up yeah

[Verse 2:]
What if somebody from the Chi that was ill got a deal on the hottest rap label around
But he wasn't talking bout coke and birds it was more like spoken word
Except he really putting it down
And he explained the story about how blacks came from glory
And what we need to do in the game
Good dude, Bad night, Right place, Wrong time
In the blink of an eye his whole life changed
If you could feel how my face felt you would know how Mace felt
Thank God I ain't to cool for the safe belt
I swear to God drive two on the sue
I got lawyer for the case to keep whats in my safe; safe
My dawgs couldn't tell if I
I look Tom Cruise on Vanilla Sky, it was televised
All they heard was that I was in an accident like GEICO
They thought I was burnt up like Pepsi did Michael
I must gotta angel
Cause look how death missed his ass
Unbreakable, would you thought they called me Mr. Glass
Look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past
Toys R Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash
And I still wont grow up, I'm a grown ass kid
Swear I should be locked up for stupid shit that I did
But I'm a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph
Make music that's fire, spit my soul through the wire


Know what I'm saying
When the doctor told me I had a um.. I was going to have a plate on my chin
I said dawg don't you realize I'll never make it on the plane now
Its bad enough I got all this jewelry on
Can't be serious man

[Chorus repeats till fade]

Friday, July 2, 2010

48 Days Until Surgery


July is here and the closeness of my surgery date is finally setting in. I've started to have dreams and nightmares about all the things that could go right or wrong with it. I really hope this is only a brief phase and it doesn't continue for the next month and a half.

I had an orthodontist appointment this week. It involved some fine tuning and moving of a few brackets on my lower left teeth. I forgot to ask why he was doing this, but I presume it's making them straighter - as that is the job of the braces.

He then scheduled me in for 2 more appointments before my surgery date: July 29 to take molds of my teeth for the surgical wires they must place on; and August 16 (same week as the surgery) to put the surgical wires in. In the next month and half, I also have a dentist appointment (to make sure my teeth are uber clean pre-surgery) and then the oral surgery appointment on August 3 (my pre-op). Lots of appointments to make sure I'm not late for (hoping the transit system is on my side).

Although there has not been major movement in my teeth, I'm posting a recent photo anyways! Week 63 (15 months) vs. before braces:

I forgot to mention that the last ortho appointment I had, my ortho shaved the tops of a few of my front bottom teeth to make them more even! YEY! As you can see in the "before" photo they had little ridges on the top of them - this was because of the open bite and my inability to grind the tops of them against other teeth.

A genius (if I do say so myself) decision I made was to start stocking up on nutritional necessities for post-surgery life. For now I went to Costco and loaded up on frozen fruits (strawberries, mangos and blueberries) and then went to Walmart to stock up on baby food (major sale prices! woop woop!). I have never tasted baby food since I was a baby, so I'm not sure how they will taste. I stayed away from the gross sounding ones (peas, beans, etc.) and kept to the yummy ones (berries, bananas, pear, squash, sweet potato). I will definitely keep you in the loop as to how these taste. I bought about 32 jars for $20...not too shabby!! I'm still on the lookout for broth sales and I'm reading up on nutritious powders I can add to smoothies. I am going to try my best to stay away from sodium filled soups and make everything from scratch!

Until next time!

Alexis :)