Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's a Flipper?

I have had a tough day today. I had to reschedule getting my tooth pulled. It was supposed to be yesterday but then when they asked me if I had been to the dentist to make an impression for my Flipper ( artificial temporary tooth ), I said "no I didn't know I needed to, because I don't know what a Flipper is even really. I am always amazed that everything in life seems to have it's own lingo, even the dentist office. So today I did that and met our new dentist, he and the whole staff were very nice.
I don't know about you but ... I really don't like having teeth issues. This problem just came up the last few weeks when I started being woken up with a toothache, I knew that wasn't a good sign. It did at least help me understand why I have been feeling so bad lately, didn't realize that I was battling an infection on top of Mono.
Tomorrow I will have the tooth removed and have some bone drafting done to prepare for the implant in about 8 months. It is one of my smile teeth they call it, one of the front ones that you will see when I smile. They also told me that the Flipper that will be put in next week, is something that you will have to get used to. It will give me a bit of trouble talking and it has to be taken out each time I eat.
Jeff and I were joking that we can remember one of our Aunt's taking out her teeth at the end of dinner and swishing them around in her glass of water. :)
But the truth is, I don't want to talk any funnier than I do right now, but I don't want to have a tooth missing when I smile either. I don't really consider myself a vain person, but with the worries that I am having, maybe I I know that I am a chicken when it comes to Dental things!
I always said that it is really hard to fight any battle when you are feeling so bad. Just wished I wasn't battling Mono right now too, because it is making this whole thing...feel bigger than I am. And yet I know it's not. I have a ton of things to be thankful for...that is what I need to remember and think about tomorrow.
Loved these quotes I found, perfect for me today and probably for tomorrow too!
Good Night dear friends!


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