Good morning! First of all, lots of love to my blogging friend Diane who is rather unwell in hospital at the moment. All the best, Diane, and I hope things pick up quickly.
Thank you so much for all your lovely and reassuring comments yesterday. After all the kindness I'm almost afraid to admit that I still have the tooth stumps safely in my mouth, but there is a very good reason why.
Slightly long story.
When I initially went for my implant consultation, it was regarding the gap and the teeth either side of the gap and that's what was planned for. I also mentioned that at a later date I would be looking to replace the other top front tooth with an implant as it is very crooked and pushed in and has been almost all my life. Intially the top part of the implant would be made to match the other side and it would be an easy matter to replace it with a straight version in due course.
However, since then, finances have changed in a positive way and I can afford to have the whole lot done this year. I explained that to Mr Clough and he said he would much prefer to do it all together. The results would be better and the process shorter (obviously). If that happened, I would definitely need a temporary denture - there's no way I could manage without any front top teeth - articulating is hard enough already as the front teeth are involved in the production of a number of single sounds. Think of s, f, v, z for a start!
So . . . yesterday he took impressions of top and bottom teeth and of my (rather narrow) bite and the denture will be ready when I have those teeth out - one more next time. The appointment should come through for next Thursday or Friday - I gather they will email it to me.
And he promised me a lovely smile by the end of it. Beth protested when I told her and said I already have a lovely smile but I know what he meant and it will be great to be aware of my front teeth in a positive way!
It was it of an anticlimax really and I did feel rather like a wet rag yesterday afternoon and evening, going to bed at eight and sleeping all the way through to five thirty.
Apart from that, I went to Aldi earlyish in the morning and I'm well set up for the week now so that's good.
And Beth and I had a chat about an idea I had. The allotment needs a sign to say which plot it is - ours is 7L (L = left) - and we had a nice wooden sign but, as wood does, it has started rotting. I wondered if she could make a pottery plaque of some kind with the number and some leafy, flowery decorations around the edge. She thinks it is a good idea and we talked about what it could contain. So that will be great!
I can't remember if I said yesterday, but when we got to pottery on Thursday evening, the office was still open so now we are safely booked for next term.
Today, there's nothing specific in the diary but I have a few plans. At some point I will be off to B&Q to get some fine sandpaper and to look at their seeds. I definitely want to get some broad beans as they need to go in soon and I have a list of other stuff too.
Then there's sheets to change, washing and, weather permitting (it's raining right now), I'd like to spend half an hour or so in the garden doing a bit of tidying up and pruning.