Dental Implants: Minor Setback

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January should have been the month that I would get my finals but there has been a setback. After taking the impressions my dentist realized that I need more bone shaved done in the back for the snap ins to fit! I’m not even gonna go into why this wasn’t done during the first surgery!

So, I’m scheduled for a 2nd surgery on January 26th to shave down more bone. They offered to do it in clinic with needles for numbing but after the uncapping, I refused. 20 needles all over your mouth is not something I ever want to do again! So, I will be put to sleep, thank God.

After the surgery, I’m expected to heal within 1 to 2 months and at that point I can finally get my finals. March will be one year without teeth and I am so ready for this journey to be over. I want to be able to look in the mirror and feel like myself.

This has been a long, tough road…

Happy With Hubby

When are you most happy?

This is gonna sound weird but I am happiest when laying in bed with my husband. I feel safe and loved and I thank God every day for bringing this wonderful man into my life. He loves me in a way I’ve never been loved before.

March 17 will be our 6 year anniversary and I am the happiest I’ve ever been. I love you Cedric! 💕💕💕

Questionable Last Year vs Spectacular This Year

Is your life today what you pictured a year ago?

Last year I was wondering how I was going to be able to pay for dental implants. God worked that out and I am getting my implants free of charge from the VA Hospital!

Last year I was wondering how we were going to be able to afford to move and get a yard for Moki. God has provided a promotion to a Federal Job for my husband and we have been approved for a very spacious townhome with a yard!

Last year my son was worried about not making enough money on his job to pay his rent. God has provided him with a new job that he loves and he’s interested in making a career out of!

God has been so good to my family and I will always give Him the credit He is due. Without God, I don’t know where I would be!

How does YOUR life look different from a year ago?

Ageing is Scaring Me…

I’m beginning to notice something. I am more afraid than I used to be; of ageing. I watch tv and I see so many commercials about this illness and that one, and it affects me differently than it used to. I have to purposely stop my thoughts from running away with me.

I’m 51 years old now with a few health conditions and sometimes the future of my health scares me. I hate to admit that, but there it is. Aging is scary. I’m not even sure I can finish this post.

Lord, please just keep your hands on me.

Packing and Coughing

Packing and coughing! So much crap since my last blog post! It’s funny how I mentioned the devil and there he came!

Last time I was here I was talking about how my husband was sick. Oh, my goodness! I ended up getting exactly what he had. Only mine was worse. To be honest I’m still a little under the weather and at this point I’m realizing that I keep having issues with my blood pressure dropping. I’m not sure what’s causing it but I’ll have to talk to my doctor soon and find out.

At this time when everything is going wonderfully and we are both so excited about everything, I go and get sick, which puts a damper on the whole thing, but that’s okay because I’m nearing the end of it.

The apartment is filling up with boxes slowly but surely. I expect to feel better tomorrow and will be able to continue the packing my husband started this weekend. We both feel a new beginning coming on!