Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuesday's Surgery

Its Saturday morning and I am home alone... Wow... I havent been home alone in a long time! Sam and Kam went to a screen printing convention for the day and Kieffer went to the beach with friends...
 
So now its time for me to tell you guys about my upcoming surgery on Tuesday... I really have struggled with telling you guys because I am very self conscious about this...
 
 I have had teeth problems my whole life... I have had it all...
Inch and a half overbite as a toddler... food would just fall out of my mouth! Then orthodontics, head gear, retainers that went on for YEARS... Then I had to have a gum graph at age 14 with the braces [they cut a hole in the roof of my mouth and put it over the gums in my lower front teeth] That NEVER really worked... my gums just kept receding anyway...
Later I have had quadrant gum cleanings... root canals... bridges... you name it!
 
Back in 2000, I got a serious staph infection [I believe from a nail salon] I had to go to an infectious disease specialist to finally get it under control...
The heavy duty antibiotics made my teeth problems worse exponentially!
[You know how tetracycline, can turn teeth yellow? Well, the antibiotic they had me on seemed to just eat away at my teeth!]
 
7 teeth are broken off at the gum line...
 
I am getting it all done for my daughters wedding...
I want to smile at her wedding...
 
Maybe you haven't noticed but you NEVER see me smiling in a photo...
 
1st surgery [Tuesday 8:30am] 14 teeth are taken out...  
 
2nd surgery 11 more...  [In 2 weeks]
 
Implants will be in by August 14th
 
At least I will drop about 20 lbs on the liquid diet... Lord knows I could use that right now because I weigh 190 lbs... LOL 
 
So I guess I am telling you guys this because I need your prayers and your support...
 
I want her back :)

8 comments:

xxroxymamaxx said...

Everything will be fine and you will look beautiful afterwards.  The dentists nowadays are soooo good at what they do.  Last time I went I thought it was going to be horrible getting a wisdom tooth pulled but it was a breeze...not like "last time". lol  But you know that with all you have had done!!  You are going to look fabulous!!!  : )  Good luck and prayers for you.  Love ya, Shelly

imgr8phil said...

No matter how beautiful you become outwardly it will never surpass your inward beauty.  I hope all goes well for you Chickie.

Phil

candlejmr said...

GIRLFRIEND!!!  You never told me this....

Will you be able to talk???  When can I call you and make sure you are OK???  I AM GONNA BE WORRIED......

And by the way, you DO NOT need to lose 20 lbs...I DO!!  Maybe I should go on the liquid diet with you....for sympathy and all....

You are gonna look GORGEOUS my dear.....but then again, you already are.....((hugs))

And I never, ever noticed that you didn't show your teeth when you smiled....

I LOVE YOU....good luck!  Text me when you can talk......and I will call you!

((hugs))
Jeanne

crayzawhitegirl said...

Aww girlie ... you are always beautiful !!! Good Luck ...I love you ...

~~emma~~

eml625 said...

I think I asked you why you never smile ! Now you tell me ? ? ? ??
I'm here if you  need me, before or after. I know you don't know how to text (lol) but when you can talk, I'll be here for you.
Much love, best of luck, Praying things go quick and smooth, and painless
E.

queeniemart said...

I'll be praying tomorrow for you..i hate dentists and anything relating to teeth stuff so i feel for you but after it is all over you are going to look and feel like a million bucks!
LOVE YOU

lanurseprn said...

I had NO idea you were having this done!  At least you are getting it done now and pretty soon you will look FABULOUS!
Good luck sweetie!
Love, Pam

nay0114 said...

I'm so glad that you're getting all this done for yourself to feel better and in time to take great photos for your daughter's wedding.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie