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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hey All!

No normal post for today. . .Reason?  I'm having a major dental procedure done today.  At 2:40 this afternoon I will be having all of my upper teeth removed and 4 bottom wisdom teeth as well in anticipation of a full upper denture.  I have wanted this procedure done for years, and now the time has come.  After taking care of other people, it is time to take care of me.  My father's side of the family (whom I take after) was cursed with bad teeth.  My father had dentures by age 46.  I've just gotten so tired of not smiling, not wanting to go to functions, etc. because of my failing teeth.  For years I've endured painful procedures (i.e. root canals, crowns, extractions, etc.) to no avail.  I've always been terrified by dentists because of some horrible experiences as a kid, so going this afternoon, is almost like driving myself to a nightmare.  The other thing that will be tough to deal with is having no upper teeth until the first week of January!  OMG I can't imagine that, but hopefully the final outcome will be well worth it.

So please think about me today and tonight (I have a feeling that tonight is going to be a rough one).  Send out positive thoughts that I get through this rough part and that today goes well!

Thanks everyone!  I appreciate your positive energy!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

36 comments:

Krissy said...

Sending good thoughts and hugs your way! Will be praying for you this afternoon! It will all be worth it in the long run! Can't wait to see pics of your new beautiful smile in a few months!

Jackie said...

I wish you the best and hope they give you some good pain meds :-) My teeth are not all that great either, so I will probably have to endure the same thing one day. I'm sure you will be fine and you will enjoy your new smile!

Juls said...

Hello my old blogger friend!

Read your post and will be thinking and praying for you. I am sure that all will go very well and it will be worth it in the long run. 8 weeks or so will go by quickly, just keep busy and take good care of yourself! You'll have a beautiful smile very soon!

Miss you and think of you from time to time. I hope that you feel better soon.

It's your turn :)

Brenda in IN said...

Just got here at 2:30 so it's almost time for your experience. I'm sending happy thoughts for a pain free procedure. Hope your healing is quick. What a wonderful Christmas present this will be for you and will last forever. Take care and let us know how you are.

tilly said...

I hope you are not in to much pain afterwards. It will all be worthwhile and we will expect a massive smile in January, sending Hugs and prayers your way.
Tilly

mudmaven said...

I'm sure you will be so glad that you finally got it taken care of. I have a terrible fear of dentists too, but when I broke my front teeth a couple of years ago I had to overcome that and I am so glad that I did. Still don't much like going, but at least it doesn't disable me to just think about it! Hang in there. DH has had dentures since he was in his twenties and is now going through getting them replaced (3rd time is a charm right?) It's tedious, but worth it! I'll be sending good thoughts your way. All the best to Jay and hugz to those darlings and a huge big hug for you too! Be brave! ~chris

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I will be thinking and saying a prayer for a speedy recovery! I am sure it will all be worth it! Just imagine when you flash your new smile!! Carri~Abusybee

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh dear Curt! We love you no matter what! But I know first-hand that crummy teeth are a daily grind ( pun not intended) and actually can understand your choice. At some point you just need the pain to stop!! Hugs, dear friend. Think ice cream, slushies eaten with a spoon . . . That kind of stuff.

Prayers for you too for strength, courage, and comfort.

Mary said...

Oh, you poor thing, I don't envy you at all.
Hope all goes well and the outcome will be worth it!

Ted said...

You're going to have my prayers, Curt! God's with you each step of the way, so fear not. And I can't wait to see your beautiful smile in January! :)

Carmen O. said...

Thinking of you! I hate it too, had so many dental procedures done over the years it just makes me cringe. One of my teeth is breaking up and causing a lot of pain, but have I gone yet? Hopefully I'll buck up soon. Looking forward to seeing you smile more!

Carmen O. said...

Thinking of you! I hate it too, had so many dental procedures done over the years it just makes me cringe. One of my teeth is breaking up and causing a lot of pain, but have I gone yet? Hopefully I'll buck up soon. Looking forward to seeing you smile more!

Anonymous said...

Curt, there had to be some massive reason my DH sent me home to sleep prone tonight instead of staying at my dad's on the couch while this life readjusts and ours stand by him 24 / 7.....it was to pray for you! All night between sleep fits and starts as the bod resumes prone sleeping for one more night. Blessings on your next two thousand one hundred sixty hours exploring tasks and pressures of smiling anticipation ie: January 2014! What a photo op! What a celebration! with thanksgiving!
Keep Looking UP!

Jan Scholl said...

Awwww. I understand your terror. Had horrible experience as kid. And adult. I lost several teeth while I was ill and have been saving for implants. I am almost there. Just wish I could wake up all magic like and it would be done but I am shooting for January to start the procedure. I hope my kids and grandkids have it way better but I think dentistry has come a long way. Hoping to see your new smile in 2014.

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, I will be thinking of you and hoping for a full recovery on schedule for getting your new teeth after the New Year! I have had my share of bad teeth problems too so I feel for you. Hugs!

Janice Wilson said...

I will keep you in my prayers also. I hope you don't mind me sharing a funny story about dentures. My Brother had both uppers and lowers done at the same time, a few years back. A few months later he and his wife decided to lay on a blanket outside and watch the stars. Well Dan took out his teeth and layed them down beside himself, on the blanket. When they got ready to go inside he couldn't find his teeth. One of their little dogs had decided to chew on them. So be very careful where you put them, if only for a few minutes. I really do hope the healing goes quickly for you. Can't wait to see your new smile. Hugs,

Joan Fricker said...

I hope you are doing okay and had a good nights rest. You will feel so much better when it is all over with.

Bonnie Weiss said...

There are very few people who are not afraid of going to the dentist, including dentist's themselves, according to mine. Good for you for making the decision and moving ahead with it. And no, I'm not going to make any 'funnies' about it ... just sending you BIG BIG hugs and well wishes. Hugs, ~B~

lisa808 said...

Curt,
Sending all my best wishes and thoughts for you. Three years ago my husband had six upper teeth pulled and went through implants. I know it is not a pleasant experience, but you will be happy once everything is completed.
Hugs, Lisa

Sande said...

Oh Curt I feel you pain and nervousness. Sorry I am a day late with my prayers and thoughts that this goes well for you and that your not in horrid pain. Your right it is now time to take care of you for a change.

Like you bad teeth run in my father's side of the family. I had 8 pulled out a one time (when in my 20's) and now my teeth, though cavity free, just crumble or break off. Like you, I've been trying to get up the nerve to have them all pulled and dentures made.

Take care.

Beth Norman said...

Oh Kurt, you poor dear. I will be thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers. You'll be so happy once you get your dentures in. Good luck my friend!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Curt...you will be in my thoughts as you go through the healing process. But just think of the wonderful outcome in January!!! Hugs to the boys...and hugs to you...from the Boxers and me!

Christine said...

Hi Curt so sorry your having to go thro this but at least it will have been worth it..better get plenty of straws in & your purifier is working for your Xmas lunch..lol you gotta larf to keep going sending big good luck vibes..

Christine x

Gail said...

Well, hopefully you're over the worst!
If not, take some more pain medication!
No smiling til January? OMG!
Don't forget, you can blog & make cards with no teeth!
Thinking of you & your little family!
Wishing you a pain free/ drug induced recovery!

Myrna said...

Keeping you in my thoughts throughout this procedure.
You will come through it with flying colors.
Many hugs.
Myrna

Elaine M said...

Oh sweetie! So sorry you have to go through this - but the results will be worth it. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Blessings and hugs.

Alli said...

Sending {{{{+++++}}}} vibes your way Curt!
Praying things go smoothly and your recovery is as painless as possible!

Janice Wilson said...

So glad I could bring a little laughter at such a rough time.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. Slice a couple pieces off of a fresh root and steep in a cup of hot water. You can add honey or another sweetener to help calm the spiciness.

My thoughts and prayers are still with you. Hugs,

Sonja said...

Prayers first...I too inheirited bad teeth...I too did not smile...I too had pain

in 2003 I had my upper teeth 7 I think pulled and an upper plate made...but mine went in at the same time... wow hard surface on soft sore gums... hmmm
I do well, need a little sticky help but mine was done before cancer diagnosis and treatment and weight loss... lol

Now I have lost 3 teeth in the front on the bottom... so cautious smiling these days... and no dental, gotta love med i care...older people need teeth hearing aids and glasses take a wild guess what three things medicare does not cover lol

I know you will do fine, rest heal and gain strength keep up good nutrition too
hugs all wrapped in prayers just for you

now

Linda said...

Big Hug! You are very brave. I guess the up side is that you might loose weight over the holidays as we are all gaining it. You know how fast the holidays come and go. Your new smile will be here before you know it.
Big Big Hugs!
Linda

ursula Uphof said...

Thinking of you and sending good wishes, that it won't be too painful. Time will fly for us and hopefully for you too. hugs, Ursula

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness, you are in for quite a ride my friend. Just keep the end goal in sight and you will be fine-Take Care!

Glittered Paws said...

Just now reading your blog post - hope by now you are doing MUCH better. I had all of my top pulled many years ago - put the dentures right in and everything went very smoothly. Still have my original top dentures. Best wishes.

Mary Ann said...

Hope ever thing went ok,everthing is find,Miranda is going to do my post,finally doing cards again,take care,you have a Blessed day!!!

Nichole Mercado said...

I hope you are doing fine. But January will come soon, just you wait; time would fly fast. Actually, I recently had 3 of my molars extracted by my Austin Dentist and I also had to endure not to tire myself out because of infection. So I have to excuse myself from swimming practice until my dentist says that I'm good to go. I'm willing to wait if it means I can have healthy teeth. So I wish you luck! You can do it!

Gina Wrona said...

I can't believe I missed this post, and did not find it until today. I know it's late, but I hope all went well for you. I totally understand and have had my fair share of dental work. Most recently I've had 3 molars break when I was eating a bagel, seafood, and a piece of cake, jish, just can't win.