Fifteen years since TMJs replaced - celebrate!

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by The Webby, Jan 7, 2007.

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    The Webby Guest

    One week from today on January 14th, it will be fifteen (15) years since
    my mutilated TMJs were replaced with prosthetic joints.

    Even though the original catastrophe occurred 24 years ago this March, I
    prefer to celebrate the years as before Techmedica (TMJ Concepts) and

    I hope those of you who know or know of me realize how significant this
    annual celebration is to me. Marking 15 years is something I had little
    reason to expect back in 1991 as we all put together the plan... no one
    really expected this outcome back then.

    A grateful patient,
    The Webby, Jan 7, 2007
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    Thanks. Yes it is. We all thought, in the beginning, that because I
    have so little muscle strength the joints would have less "wear and
    tear" than in a patient with strong muscles. But the main idea was to
    get the joints replaced as a long term treatment for what had proven to
    be untreatable bony ankylosis of the joints. Any function was better
    than none at all. And so, the important and difficult decision was
    made. If they fail tomorrow, I've got nothing to complain about.


    The Webby, Jan 9, 2007
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    Sdores Guest

    Congratulations! UM MOM Susan
    Sdores, Jan 9, 2007
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    The Webby Guest

    Thanks very much, Susan.

    The Webby, Jan 9, 2007
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    Congratulations Webby!!! I am so happy for you! I do indeed know the
    importance of the celebration of those special dates of recovery. All
    this time you've had... especially with your family... nothing can
    beat that!
    I'm sorry to be so late with my good wishes but I'm not always up on
    the newsgroups any more. Since my miracle 8 years ago I'm busy living
    my life now. I'm also a new Grandmother too Webby! What fun eh? These
    years... I wouldn't have missed them for the world.
    I hope you have many many more years Webby! Good luck!!!

    All the best to you as always... RealPerson :)

    On Jan 7, 5:24 pm, The Webby <> wrote:
    , Feb 12, 2007
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    The Webby Guest

    Thank you so much for taking time to post. *And*, congratulations to
    you too on becoming a new Grandmother!!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! :)

    smd and asj-d have seen interesting times over the years. And there is
    nothing that can deny how people have helped people to better health,
    better information, and friendships when it seemed that everything would
    succumb to instantaneous combustion ;-)

    I'm so pleased to see your post and understand completely that you have
    "life" beyond the newsgroups... and that was what all that work was
    meant to achieve ... one patient at a time was all we asked... and you
    know what they say about being careful what you wish for ... :) !!!!

    Come back now and then when you have a bit of extra time. That's pretty
    much what I do.

    Be well,
    Webby :)

    The Webby, Feb 12, 2007
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    Sep 9, 2018
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    Hi! I am new here, just looking around and saw this post about 15 year celebration - I believe I know how happy you are to be able to announce this. Every June since 2009, I celebrate my life "rebirth" for that is when I got bilateral TMJ Concepts implanted! They essentially saved my life. Seriously. It's a long story - by then I was 59, the problem began in high school but began getting truly significant later 2000. Like you, I was (eventually) told my problem was likely at least somewhat in my head. Yep, sure was. That's where my jaw joints are, so....anyway, I just wanted to add this to share my complete success. If it helps even one more person, hooray!
    Wisco50, Sep 9, 2018
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    Sep 9, 2018
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    Someone asked me how I would feel if I needed the joints replaced. Guess I would not be happy BUT I would still cherish the trouble free years I have had with them!
    Wisco50, Sep 9, 2018
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