The first time I’ve been outside in 4 days. And even though the stitches haven’t dissolved, my tongue is still swollen and I can’t talk without wearing a drool bib, nothing feels better than this 😌🤤😛👅🕊 Thanks for all of your sweet messages from all over the world 💌 and for helping the time pass with your questions for the q&a I did on my IG stories. And thanks to my dentist @drbilldorfman
for pointing out 13 years ago I had a tongue tie that although wasn’t as bad as some severe cases, it was restricting me enough to consider getting surgery to release it. I kept putting the surgery off because even though it is a simple and minor surgery, getting your tongue cut open and stitched back together (and being awake for it all), didn’t seem like something I would ever want to do. I’ve dealt with tension in my face, jaw, shoulders, and neck my entire life and have tried everything to release it. Even when I’d get Botox in my jaw to stop my clenching and TMJ, my shoulders and neck would tense up even more. I’ve tried massage, yoga, acupuncture... you name it. I am so glad that I opted to stay awake for this surgery because immediately upon release of my tongue tie, all of these muscles that had been tense my entire life, unlocked. It’s crazy how everything in our body is so connected. I started crying tears of so much relief and realized that there was no massage, meditation, diet, book, or treatment that would have given me the release and relief like this procedure did.
THIS GOT ME THINKING... As much as it may scare you to think about and hurt to realize that you yourself have to perform surgery and cut certain people out of your life, the proverbial swelling, pain, and bruises are WORTH the long-term relief and RELEASE. Sometimes there’s no amount of excuses, empathy, investigating, conversing, and back and forth that will release the tension and dis-ease in your life that a toxic person creates. Don’t be scared to ✂️🚮 Just listen to your gut instead of prosecuting it. It will never let you down. Xo