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From Disappointment To Grateful

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I like happy updates and today is still a happy one sprinkled with a teeny bit of sad. I mentioned having major tooth pain several weeks ago. Thankfully it subsided because it took like 2 weeks to get into the dentist. Well the dentist was able to do a root canal, but again I had another wait ahead of me. So today thinking I'm going for the completion of the procedure I got the sprinkle of bad news. You see this past Thursday the temporary came out and unfortunately I didn't realize how brittle the condition of my tooth was and I know I ate some hard stuff like Kashi GoLean cereal. It's so good and good for me but wow is it crunchy. That and probably other stuff between Thursday and this afternoon turned my visit into a bit of a sour one. The dentist informed me that my tooth had split and he was not going to be able to do anything but pull it. emoticon I could feel a small tear wanting to come out but it didn't and I begin to think about the what could haves:

1. He asked if I'd been in pain at least twice. My answer: No. (so obviously I could have been in pain again!)

2. Speaking of pain. A dear cousin of mine has been in tooth pain since at least Friday and her only relief was garlic?? emoticon emoticon That could have been me.

3. I just knew the pulling would be a dramatic overture of cracking, knocking and drilling, but she came out with quite a bit of ease. The numbing hurt more than the pulling.

4. The tooth is in the back of my mouth (would have done a major number on my cheese and I don't need anymore issue there) - did you laugh?

5. There's always comestic dentistry to repair those gaps. Hey I used to watch Extreme Makeover so I know there is help out there. Does anyone have the number to that dentist?

Anyway, for now I've got to keep my mouth shut and get a gauze inside to control the bleeding. So you see I'm a bit disappointed to loose a tooth, but grateful that it wasn't much more than that.

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  • CAROLFAITHWALKR
    My heart dropped when I read "root canal". I can see you didn't know this but root canals cause all kinds of severe health complications down the line; pulling is always preferable even if you need a bridge etc. I would never never have a root canal knowing what I know now; so in reality my sister, GOD SAVED YOU AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT!!!!
    3941 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6939912
    Grateful that the toothache has been taken care of. Sometimes you have to lose in order to gain. You gained, relief from pain, peace of mind, and the end to an ordeal that has continued for 2 weeks! Hang in there. So glad it's in the back of your mouth...the only folks that'll see it is those are busy watching you shout "HALLELUJAH!!!" instead of praising Him theirselves!! LOL emoticon
    3945 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    You've got such a great attitude. What a sweetheart you are emoticon , not to mention how tough you've got to be to go through all of this.
    PS - I love Go Lean Crunch too.

    3945 days ago
  • NEWATTITUDE2010
    I am so sorry to hear about your tooth. My prayer is that you will soon be feeling better.












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    3945 days ago
  • DIAMNDSPRKLMOM
    I am sorry to hear about your tooth. I just bit down unexpectedly on something hard in my food today and am concerned about this happening to my tooth too. emoticon
    3946 days ago
  • FATROCKSTAR
    I know-it's hard to have something like that tooth thing come up, and I hate dentists too! I am allergic to the novocaine, and so the last cavities that he filled, he didn't use anything to numb it! Normandy
    3946 days ago
  • DARRYLP67
    I JUST BROUGHT THIS KASHI GO LEAN CEREAL YESTERDAY AND I LOVE IT emoticon MY TRAINER AT BALLY'S TOLD ME ABOUT IT I JUST DONT CARE FOR ALL THE CALS 190 WITHOUT THE MILK emoticon BUT I GUESS I CAN DO A BOWL A DAY WITHOUT GOING OVER MY CALS GLAD TO HEAR YOUR TOOTH SITUATION WORK OUT FOR YOU
    3946 days ago
  • ABETTERKGIRL
    I'm sorry to hear about your tooth ache :( but yes that Kashi go lean crunch is VERY crunchy! Sometimes when I bite down I panic thinking I broke something. Hope you feel better
    3946 days ago
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