For those who have had TMJ Replacement surgery, think back to the time when you were contemplating or waiting for your TMJ Replacement...... how valuable would a support group have been to you where you could ask fellow TMJ Replacement Survivors questions about their experience? I'm sure your answer would be... PRICELESS. That is the reason for forming this support group. The greatest response or comment that I get to my blog from those who have had a TMJ Joint replacement is how close my experience was to theirs. In general, most can relate to 80% of my experience. The greatest response to my blog from those who have not yet had a replacement surgery is that information on serious TMJ issues is practically non-existent. It's even more rare to find anyone who has had a TMJ related surgery, particularly a TMJ Replacement surgery.
The support group will be an extension of my blog. I plan to continue posting weekly entries to my blog (www.tmj1.weebly.com). My objective for the Support group is to have monthly conference calls. That way, everyone can participate regardless of location. The only cost is the normal long distance charge from your local telephone/mobile carrier.
I plan to keep the group upbeat and avoid becoming a dreaded "bitching" or "complaining" session. The group's mission will to help each other. The conference calls will focus on the human part of the process, the experience. We will share our experiences and tips for dealing with TMJ pain.
If you are interested in joining the group, look up TMJ Replacement and Surgical Support Group on Facebook and request to join the group. If you don't have a Facebook account, send me an email at email@example.com and I will email you the details about upcoming meetings.
The first meeting will start at the end of February. Date & Time to be announced. The conference calls will be held during the evening hours on a weeknight.