Good morning, everyone. Yesterday turned out to be a soaker around here. Rain, rain and yet more rain all day and into the evening. The forecast for today is better, not wet, so fingers crossed.
I'm glad yesterday is over. I was well numbed up all round the op site so that was good. Relaxation strategies did seem to help, as did keeping my eyes firmly closed throughout. I don't think I let myself down too badly although there were a few times when I started shaking, the whole chair almost rattled and the light above, which is fastened to the chair, was also shaking noticeably. In any other situation, I'd have laughed! With a mouthful of machinery and dental fingers, it wasn't an option but an internal chuckle is just as helpful!
They were very good, ignored my reactions (which is best for me) and just carried on. All done now, the worst of the whole procedure is over and it has been - well, I can't say a 'good' experience, but it's something I would go through again, should it be necessary or to avoid a dental plate which has been a trial because I just haven't enjoyed the feel of something like that in my mouth. I was glad to have it but . . .
I go back next week to have the stitches out and a check up and then, a couple of months after that, on go the toppings. Maybe I will have my new smile by Christmas, Covid-19 permitting.
I'm taking today easy. I didn't sleep well, I still have a bit of a tension headache and am feeling jittery; silly but there you go. I'm very lucky to be able to cancel the day and enjoy some R&R and the shivers have stopped now. I have penicillin to take for five days (upset tum, here I come) plus some tablets to start off the bone growth. I'm also staying on the pain killers for a day, not because it hurts but because it might if I don't!! My middle name is Wimp!
To balance things out, I got some really good news yesterday which I will be happy to share with you as soon as I can. It cheered me up no end.
I will use the day to get on with sorting and moving things. It's all going very slowly but it is going and that's the main thing.
Have a good day, whatever your plans and do stay safe and well. xx
Glad it went well and that it is done! I think you are very brave, not a wimp. I hate going to the dentist.ReplyDelete
Not a fun experience at all, is it? I'm so glad the worst (of this procedure) is over now.Delete
As Lynn says, definitely brave. Well done, Joy. I hate my denture and rarely wear it now....like you, I just don't like the feel of it in my mouth, despite the dentist adjusting it a few times for a better fit. Glad you got some good news to temper things. Look after yourself today, bless you xxReplyDelete
I'm sure they do their very best but it's taking up room that should be - well, mouth space. Oral sensation is very important, I think.Delete
Thanks, lovely friend.
R&R sounds good after the trials of the dentist chair!ReplyDelete
Wonder if there will be any sunshine today - the grey and rain is a bit depressing
Well, your hopes may be answered. I've just glanced to the window and that's definitely sun I can see. Very cheering indeed.Delete
Well done Joy. Fingers are crossed that the healing and the new bone growth goes smoothly for you. A few pamper days are just what you need now xxReplyDelete
Let's hope so. I'm certainly having a pamper day - I've just had my bath and still have a towel wrapped around me. It's lovelyDelete
Taking it easy sounds like a sensible plan today. Fingers crossed that you are feeling better by tomorrowReplyDelete
I'm sure I will be. It boils down to tension aches and pains, the actual gum/jaw is fine and I haven't had any pain killers this morning either.Delete
I just keep nodding off. :-)
Hurray for some good news. I'm excited to find out what it is.ReplyDelete
I hope you are not in too much discomfort. X
Surprisingly, it is fine. My neck, arms and shoulders ache but that was just from tension. The actual operation site is fine. I've taken off the dental plate and it's all very neat and tidy underneath. Mind you, I'm being very good and not eating anything hard until Saturday, as instructed.Delete
I can only imagine how glad you are that is over and done with. Very brave of you. Hope it heals quickly and you will be all set for Christmas. XXXXXReplyDelete
Thanks, Maureen. I didn't feel very brave, mind you! :-)Delete
I am very glad that the surgery went well. You are going to have a lovely smile very soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jackie. It will be worth it, I am sure.Delete