So, I didn't want to make a big deal out of this,
but now I'm going to anyway...
I GOT MY BRACES OFF!!!
Much of luck to all of you, who have to undergo the same process with braces and perhaps a similar jaw surgery as me. If you would like to read about my surgery see here and here. You have all been the best of support around this, and it's really been amazing having you along.
( photos taken by Stine )