Morning! Horrible weather, innit (as we say in Essex)? Raining and windy but, thankfully, not cold at the moment. Jeff emailed to say forget Monday - he was going to do the allotment digging - and I totally and rather thankfully agreed. We've fixed another date for a week tomorrow so fingers crossed it's third time lucky!
Well, finally it all got done. Three teeth (or one tooth and two stumps) out, a denture in and various instructions to follow over the next week.
Essentially, I have to keep the denture in for 24 hours - helps with bleeding (or prevention of) and initial healing as well as providing protection.
He said no food or drink for several hours - a shame as I was dying for a strong coffee or, even better, a stiff G&T!
No mouthwash, brushing or anything until midday today so my teeth feel yuck and I bet my breath isn't very nice either.
And soft, mushy type food for several days. Boooooring!
I go back next week so he can check it over and make sure all is well and then wait three or four months to properly heal up before the implants go in.
The denture is weird; I really don't like it. It wobbles (which I can do something about, I guess) and I can't chew properly (which I will have to mention to the dentist on Saturday) I feel like I have a mouthful of something (which I suppose I do) but I am sure I will get used to it in time. It's OK to sleep in it so I probably will, if I can, just so I get accustomed to wearing it. I have to say, I am glad I decided to go the implant route.
One good thing though - I'm a terrible tooth grinder but at the moment I can't!
And another good thing. It really doesn't hurt, not at all. Phew.
And the best thing of all - I have a new smile! It looks so much better without the two very crooked front teeth and I'm so pleased.
Apart from all that, yesterday was ordinary. The weather meant no going out for my walk so I did some washing and then settled down to rewatch the Harry Potter DVDs which was great fun. The socks are almost finished; I'm on the last half of the foot now and, knitted in the round as they are, there's precious few loose ends and no sewing up to do.
I abandoned my rather over-ambitious plans for dinner and got out a piece of salmon instead, to have with some seafood sauce. I was feeling weary (that was the nerves, I expect) and a bit achey and couldn't be bothered to make anything else.
As for today . . .
At the moment there is a very appetising smell coming from the kitchen as I have a lovely, lean boneless gammon ham boiling on the hob. It needed cooking anyway but also I thought that the stock will make a tasty soup and the meat will shred nicely for scrambled egg, quiche, ham and potato cakes, etc, none of which will require too much chewing.
I doubt I will get much chance for a walk today either, although I might wrap up and dash to Morrisons to treat myself to some diet coke or similar. A bit of fresh air is better than none at all.
As for the rest of the time, I am sure I will have a few snoozes, I want to finish the sock and start a new pair with some self patterning navy and white sock yarn which I think will look pretty good. As I have a couple of 100g balls, I might think about making them longer; it wouldn't be difficult and, once you get into the rhythm, going round and round and round can be done while watching telly.
Better go and check the ham. I don't think it will need any topping up as it's on a very gentle simmer but best to be sure. While I'm there, I may as well make myself another coffee too.
Have a pleasant Sunday, despite the rain and the wind and I very much hope no-one reading is being adversely affected by flood or wind damage. xx