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I'm In a state of panic!

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees back :jump::jump::jump::jump::jump: I hate things that stick to your teeth because soft bread and some cheeses along with other things do. Whilst having a chuckle at your latest mishap I do through my smile feel for you. It is just a good job that you weren't inside :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

On a serious note, just for a minute though :giggle: I think you have done really well, I don't know how I would have coped with having all my teeth out and your many adventures. Well done you :cheers: you have been a :star:

There is a very different kim on here than when you did your first post.

Good for you, I hope you and your family are all well :jump::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer2::cheer::cheer::cheer::dance2::dance2::yayy::perfect:
I now have the 'pokey' syndrome - I already have a mouthful of new lovely teeth, so any added bits to those, feel really like I am padding them out even more - so I then eat something and start 'poking' out what I think is still there - there very often is nothing, and I have gone from having just a few teeth at the front of my mouth, to having a whole mouth of teeth - wow!

If I had ever really had a full mouth of teeth, then maybe I would have been able to say, but I never have for so long, so to now have them, although they will never be my 'own' as such, they are the next best thing, and whatever comes with those, then bring it on!

My hubby - has made my cleaning routine even easier - he has put my Fairy Liquid in a washed out Carex hand soap bottle, as the actual soap bottle was really messy, and now I have 'controlled' distribution of my cleaner - how cool is that, and so Carole, my adventures continue - they are never far away and I always chuckle about them even if I haven't had chance to put them up on here :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

And I don't cry so much - have the odd 'me' moment' but then I think we are all allowed those? xx
They are very much your own teeth, you paid for them so that makes them yours and your mouth now agree's with you too. It is like my hair colour, I buy the packet, that makes it my own colour :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

I fink we do - I have a smile on my face - just thinking of you laughing at me - can't quite figure out whether me teeth were doing an Irish gig or a Jocko one, as I am a Heinz 57 with a bit of everything in my blood - doesen't really matter, they were having a good old giggle whatever way you look at it :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Re: I'm In a state of panic!l

I would like to say thank you and well done with where you have got to :yayy: :thankyou: I joined this site a short while ago and Carole linked me to your thread to read as I will be having 17 teeth removed with IV sedation and a full upper and partial lower immediates put in( I have my assessment and first consultation with the OS tomorrow) it has helped me a lot to realise how it all works and things to expect and foods to eat and stuff not to attempt!!:ROFLMAO: And all about the glue! :). It really has been great following your journey and I have been howling with laughter at the banter between you all, wishing you all the best xx:cheers:
Oh and nobody knows what my colour my hair really is naturally although they know it comes out of a bottle and is not my natural colour as I colour it purple!:toofunny:
Bless you Deejay

I hope your assessment goes well tomorrow. The whole lead up to all of this is probably more scary than the actual procedure itself, especially if you are having IV sedation. I have to admit I was very sceptical of it, but it worked like a dream - literally - for me, and before I knew it, I was sleeping it off like a baby at home.

I have never candy coated any of what has happened, and I won't start now. You will get through all of this in your own way, and with help and encouragement from a whole host of people :) You will have your good days, and your horribly emotional one's, but try to remember, that the latter of the two will decrease, and the teary emotions will turn into happy one's.

At the time of waiting for my treatment to begin, and for a time after it was all over, I would have been mortified at the thought of people knowing what I had done because there is a stigma surrounding dentures. However, although now still not everybody knows - those that do, take not the slightest notice of the fact that I wear them.

Anyway, quick change of subject, the banter between us has had me in tears at times too, and Carole in particular, is a bit like me, has something more of a warped sense of humour, which has me in hysterics.

You try and stay positive missus, keep us updated on tomorrow's appointment and if you want to ask anything at all, just go ahead, either on here or pm me. More than happy to help.


Thank you Kim, you are a :star: x x
I am back from my assessment? And still in limbo! It was rather a waste of adrenaline to be honest!! he had a look see, discussed ways of going about it ( well I knew I wanted IV after reading so much about it and everyone's positives) he said I could just have it done with local but reckons I would jump out off the chair and run out the door, I told him if he expected me to have injections in my mouth I wouldn't be walking in through the door in the first place!!! :terror:
Or there was a thing called IV sedation :sleep:( I didn't let on that I was clued up on this from this forum!) and third there was via a general, well I know they would only do a general on me in an emergency ( have been told this not long ago) as I am built for comfort more than speed and keep my man warm in winter and shaded in summer:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: so we are going for IV sedation option :jump:. he is happy with what my first dentist has said and is in agreement about the removal especially the top cause of bone loss, there are 2 that could possibly be saved aside from the 5 or 6 front lower but would need a lot off treatment which we don't think I'd tolerate, so now waiting time for referral to the actual sedation man to see if I will get IV and whether it be in the clinic or because of past history possibly at the hospital which would mean another appointment, ( personally I would feel more comfortable in the hospital) and I have to have a blood test before hand to be on the safe side as I had a clotting malfunction in the past! So I have to while away the days again:waiting: Fingers crossed it will be soon xx
Bless you DJ - I don't feel like a star, just someone who has been through what quite a few others of you are going to have to go through.

I was just taking a sip of tea when I read your line that you are built for comfort - I nearly choked through laughter - I was too to some extent, but because I worried and got myself in such a state, I lost loads, which is good in one way, but I have decided it is not such a good look at times, as my bum has disappeared, and me legs have gone all scrawny as such :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: I only discovered this recently, when I caught sight of myself in a full length mirror - not advisable I can tell you. I got a good old ticking off from my friends for having done something so stupid :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: However, this has now unleashed the naughty little schoolgirl in me, and despite being told NOT to do it again, I do get the odd urge, and then have to tell myself off for being naughty and listening to the voices of reason :naughty::naughty:

Good on you for getting through today, and I hope your follow up appointments and subsequent treatment come sooner rather than later for you. It does take time, and at times seems as if things are at a stand still, but look at me - it is a year now since I set out on this particular journey, and looking back, seems to have gone by in a flash - nothing to do with getting older I bet ;)

Keep us up to speed sweetie, and again a very well done to you xx
Hi Deejay I am glad your appointment went well for you, I also laughed at the built for comfort not speed comment and built for speed or not it is amazing the trot you can get when fleeing the dentist chair :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Or there is always the side step run like hell, when approaching the dentist door :ROFLMAO:

Now me I am not built for speed either, and I do cause more of a shadow than I used to, but any thoughts of running once when I went did me no good, I got there stood in the surgery doorway and I couldn't move, my flaming feet were glued to the floor, I could neither go towards the chair or run from it. I couldn't believe it in my head I was thinking run like the wind but my feet had other ideas. That day the dentist let me stand and talked to me for half an hour then rebooked my appointment for the following week. He was lovely, unfortunately I don't see him any more but he is a big part of me being able to get treatment I wouldn't have dreamed of a couple of years ago.

Your dentist you saw today sounds really caring and I think you will be okay with him, I bet as you get to know him he has a wicked sense of humour. He listened and came up with a plan that was best for you to cope with.

Congratulations to you for getting there :jump::jump::jump::dance2::dance2::dance2::dance::dance::dance::claps::claps::claps:

By the way if purple is the colour of the dye in the box you purchase then this is your colour, like I said before if I bought it, it is my colour :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::butterfly:

It is good to have a laugh on here amist all the panic and nerves, it is all quite harmless and it makes things seem not too bad at times. Like kim says we have a wicked and warped sense of humour, especially when she has her mishaps, when I stop laughing I do sometimes cringe for her and wince at her pain :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

All the best for you upcoming appointments :welldone:
Kim I can't believe its been a year since you started on this journey. You have certainly achieved so much since then. I know you've helped me loads when i've really needed someone to talk to. So a huge big thanks and well done for coming so far!

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Ok firstly Carole - wash your mouth out, I don't have a wicked and warped sense of humour and certainly don't have any mishaps - omg if only you knew - and Carole, I am now thinking that the 'super glue' I have not used up et is the 'super glue' that sticks your feet to the floor in sheer and utter fear :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Oh sparklies, you have done the same for me missus - and that's what we are all here for -sat sitting watching red nose night - if we can't help others, then what can we do - I do have a personal perspective on this also, but will keep that for another day

Yes a whole 'nother' year out of my life in a flash!!!!

Has anyone noticed?? - Carole mentions it on quite a few threads, and now the number prooves it - can you guess????
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Apart from the fact that I am still on line - been up since 5am this am and still totally creamy crackered - look at my page number - I really do know how to waffle - but all in a good cause ;)
Oh I see, your thread is long, flippin' heck you most certainly can waffle on :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: and this proves it :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

You are officially the biggest waffler on this site, I CROWN YOU QUEEN WAFFLE :giggle::giggle::giggle:

How does it feel to be crowned SPEACH :p
Simply stoked - you - with your last comment just put me up another notch :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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I am just watching the weather and they are talking snow again, :ROFLMAO: I am not impressed they have been saying this for the past 3 months now and I think they are just having us on now. :plays::plays::plays::plays::plays::plays:I don't think so :butterfly:
Wow, congrats on being a year out from your momentous dental appointment (using my BIG words here,:giggle:).
It will be 5 years since my extractions in October..................can't believe it!!!!
Time sure does pass by fast when you're having "fun", doesn't it??????
Hope your family is doing well!
Many :hug5:'s!!!!
Yeah this dental thaaaannnngggg is a right old bag of fun :giggle::giggle::giggle::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: you just have to laughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Don't forget chickenjen Hail to the waffler :respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect::respect:
Ooh, my bad..............all :respect: to the Waffler, :giggle:!!!!!
I guess there are worse things to be called, :).