Monthly Archives: June 2017

My Disappearing Act – Jaw Wiring


I know i promised i wont be far from this blog but guess what? Life drama has set in again. Pursuing my dreams and raising my kids has kept me busy.  Had to prepare for a professional exams which i have abandoned for sometime now. I just finished writing the exams and a lot of junk food went down during the preparation and as expected my tummy which has always been an extension of my body extended the more and people started greeting and pampering me like a ”preggie” again (yes, again, i experience that once in a while whenever i stop exercising and i stuff myself with all sorts of food). Then i made a drastic decision to have my jaw wired.

This is a decision have been ‘fiddling’ with for some time now. I didn’t think twice about it when i got to the exam hall and the invigilators were teasing me saying i have 4 babies in my tummy. How could i have responded that i have no baby in there. Who would even believe that? Not with that mass in my mid-region.

I went to the dentist the following day and had my jaw wired and have been on liquid diet. Taking smoothies, pap, juice e.t.c. It’s been 3 weeks exactly today and the result has been amazing, though it has its own pros and cons. At first i was feeling dizzy especially if am doing house chores. I have to rise up from the chair slowly else i will be dizzy. I believe i talk normally even though my colleagues said i talk differently , the most important is they understand me when i talk. That all that matters. I have to denounce my love for cold water . Straw became an important item in my bag/car. People has been on my case telling me the decision is a drastic one but i know these same set of people would tell me to do something about my protruding tummy had it been am still carrying the bulge around.  Now i can fit into my dresses  that i couldn’t before  and my girdle are now carrying out the function i got them for, my protruding tummy is no longer competing with the girdle.  I already lost 8kg and i plan to go for 4 weeks. I can’t exercise at this time because it’s dangerous exercising without eating. My round cheek has gone down. Have to gaggle with warm water and salt 6 times daily, though have not been frequent with this.

People have been teasing me with food they know i won’t be able to eat. My sister offered me corn the other day. I knew it was intentional because she knows have been cheating. I eat beans made into paste and i will suck it in. i also blend oat into powdery form and suck it. My boss will imitate me by talking to me with his teeth clenched together. One of my boss had his birthday and we went to a Chinese restaurant but i couldn’t eat. I imagined myself with my teeth opened.

This is what i call my disappearing act  because am feeling like am gradually disappearing and am cool with it. I really hope i will make it through the remaining 1 week not that am craving for food but i want to start exercising.

I will be posting updates and probably pictures as i progress in my disappearing act.