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Sherrie's journal - a journy to trying to defeat dental phobia.

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Oh yes they do, and how. There are a few funny tails on here about this happening :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

You will master them in time :butterfly:
 
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morning thoughts.

Currently questioning if putting myself through all this crap is(was?) really worth it. Am currently waiting on my new bottom partial to come it and it's an uphill battle with the top dentures since the teeth they hook onto are a little on the short side so it's a problem getting them in and out(dentist visit on monday didn't help the case). Went back to mostly solid food since I got fed up with trying to chase pieces of hot dog, noodles, mixed, or whatever I had set up for the meal that were popping out from under the masher and am now dealing with my gut not agreeing with the change. Have been filing a lot of "reports" with "the great white round one" if you catch my drift.

Took the uppers out on Monday night and they haven't been in since. Tried to earlier but no luck. Just not up to a battle of the wills at the moment. Also feels like I have a few tiny pieces of tooth fragments trying to work their way out.
 
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Evening vent:

What does it take for me to catch a freaking break around here! i'm having issues with my top partial not getting along with my right canine so that needs another adjustment, I am not sure when my new lower will be in, and guess what "visitor" appears to have dropped in with an early "gift", if u catch my drift, which means that even if my bottom partial comes in during the next week, i'll have to wait since i'm NOT dealing with dental stress and "visitor" stress at the same time!!! :mad:
 
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Haven't posted in a few days. Not much to report. Still having some issues with the top not agreeing with my right canine but I am trying to wear it at least a little of the time during the day but I just skipped on 3 days by accident so I had to make sure I wore it for a bit today.

one of the days I just was hanging around the house so I didn't really think about putting it in. one day we took off to meet up with my uncle and his friend for lunch at a café at the casino and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to eat with the partial in and I was NOT going to start the "taking it out and putting it in a ziptop in my purse" route since I already have enough crap in my purse to deal with. Yes, I am aware of a thing called "cleaning out the purse" but it just gets filled back up in no time. and the last was we took off in a rush to make a run to the store and I completely forgot about the partial.

once I can get the top partial to agree with me and I can build up to wearing it most of the day, I have got to start using some sort of adhesive to keep food out from underneath the upper. Ate a snoball(the coconut covered cake snack) on the way to do another errand run(uncle was driving) with my upper in and when I went to remove the upper partial later on, I had a "flavor of the day" effect happen(yea... that's about as pleasant as it sounds).

Currently am waiting on word of when my new lower partial will be in. Will have to call and check Monday afternoon.
 
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time for a run down:

Heading in for a top partial adjustment later on today(it's technically a new day where I am). asked about when my new lower partial would be ready. Will have to talk with the dentist since the person on the phone said that i could go in so they could check on how the lower fits on the 12th. must of had a bad connection and heard wrong or something b/c they don't see people on Thursdays or Fridays plus the dentist said that partial should be in this week. UGH.
 
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Chapter 12 - in for the bottom trials. more fun.

Went in for the trial fitting of the bottom partials. It was about 15 minutes of trying to get the fricking things to fit. He went to talk to the lab assistant and came back and did a little more adjusting and I was in there about a half hour total. Was ready to find a pillow and take a nap. Am cursed with kind of short teeth that are causing issues with getting the partial to hook on and will have to use fixident to hold the thing down. Am scheduled to FINALLY get my bottom partial on Wednesday.
 
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Good luck with the bottoms when you get them, how are you doing with the top ? :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::butterfly:
 
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hit or miss. If I feel like wearing them and use the fixident, it's ok. if i wear them without fixident they shift after a few hours or so. but honestly, I kind of hate having full front teeth and prefer to go without the partial unless it gets to the point mom is constantly bugging me to put it in. I know this sounds weird but the problem is that I haven't had full front teeth in probably 10 years and all of a sudden having front teeth just doesn't really suit me at all.
 
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I think it is nice that you have them there to use when you need them, like when you are going out somewhere. I can see how when you aren't used to having front teeth how this could effect you in more ways than just how they look. It must effect how you speak and eat, also we get used to how we see ourselves and it must be strange to see someone else looking back at us when looking into a mirror. It must also alter the way your mouth feels with teeth in the front and even when your mouth is closed it will alter how your face looks too.

I wish you all the best and I hope that one day you will feel comfortable wearing them, but whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident is the right way to go with this.

Good luck :clover::clover::clover: :butterfly:
 
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actually when going somewhere, I almost never where the thing.
 
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Early morning thoughts:

Too exhausted to stay up, too stressed to go to sleep. have errands to run in the morning then dentist in afternoon.

Either I'm stuck in an unusual case or the Google searches I did b4 the extractions conveintly left out the concept of some people just not handling the whole having full teeth suddenly scenerio to well. trying to take things one day at a time and hoping for the best...

When we go to run the errands, I'll take the uppers with me just in case we don't get back b4 the appointment.
 
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had to reschedule for Monday at 2. Mom woke up with stomach going cartwheels(per my luck, it settled down shortly b4 the time we would of left for the appointment), my back up driver was unavailable, back up back up driver couldn't be reached, and I don't have a license yet(car I started learning with went belly up on me).

Some days are better then others but it's still an uphill battle. Still can't look at myself in a mirror with partials in, couldn't look at the photo I took with partials in that I was debating about sharing here so I decided to delete it off my tablet so good riddance to that photo, and still haven't found the motive to even make want to really wear them. Not like me w/o them in makes that big of a difference in a appearance and I can eat w/o problems.

Tried wearing the old bottoms a little yesterday and a little bit tonight, mostly out of boredom. it's not working at all. tongue kept deciding to boot the partials off my lower teeth.
 
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Morning thoughts:

Heading in this afternoon to get my bottom partials. Moms been bugging me about how I have to wear the partials and how my teeth could shift if I don't wear them at least a little and on and on and on. You know what? I dont really care!!!

I was forced into the gas/numbing/Valium route for deep cleaning and extractions that is starting to come back to haunt me big time. I hadn't been to a dentist in years prior to this and after I get past this crap I am not even sure if i will ever want to go back if I can get away with it. Even though I hate people in my face, I've had to endure the initial visit, deep cleaning, molds, 2 rounds of extractions, 2 follow ups for the top, what will total 4 rounds for the bottom, and I still need a final cleaning and fillings.

I could create a pretty big post on what I'm going through if I was up to it. Who knows, maybe I'll do that later on today.
 
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Chapter 13 - got the bottoms.

Wore my upper out there and got my bottoms, they checked and turns out that the hygienist doesn't want me in for an appointment until December. FINALLY.

After the appt, mom and I went to Walmart for a short run. Stupid bottom partial began rocking at Walmart even though he used fixident on it. would not believe how tempting "accidently" flushing the thing at Walmart was. will try it again tomorrow but after that, i don't even know what to do anymore. Rocking partial could equal cracked teeth but i'm sick of going out there for bottom partial adjustments.

Just got home not that long ago. First thing i did when we got home was toss some stuff on a chair then it was a beeline to the bathroom to get my partials out and de-gunked.

However, thinking about it, i will be stuck calling in tomorrow since when i was de-gunking my upper mouth, i noticed a weird looking area on a back tooth and i remembered they were saying something b4 about me needing a couple fillings but i completely forgot to bring up the subject today but they are closed for the day.

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 
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Called in this morning. Got an appt for 3 fillings tomorrow. can't wait to get it over since that'll mean it'll be december b4 I have to go there again.

evening thoughts edit:

I Wonder why it is that when one is having fun, the day flies by yet when one has something big the next day, why does the day just seem to stand still. This afternoon has seemed to just drag by so slow. Yea, it'd be great IF I actually really had anything to do today but I don't.


another edit: 8:45 pm -

getting more agitated by the moment over here. I know that after the list of crap I've gone through, a few dinky fillings should be freaking cake walk but I just don't know... been listening to youtube and fighting the urge to hide under the house tomorrow(not joking). Still have had no luck finding any real diversions. However, I did remember theres a video that one of the claw machine guys i'm subbed to uploaded a while back with him getting a cavity filled. Might watch it so I can try to prepare myself for it but that'd be after I finish sorting out my current watch later list.

However, I did get lucky. I found my second copy of the lego friends lemonade stand I got. I didn't want a second one for the set but for the parts. One of the things that I REALLY wanted is another minifigure scale light tealish scooter. I mean sure I could just get the scooter assembly off of bricklink but just the assembly is running an average of 4-6 bucks EACH and it's in a 10 dollar set.

12:20 am -

getting closer and closer to appointment. Too tired to stay up, too agitated to sleep.... guess I should try and get some sleep though.
 
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Good luck :clover::clover::clover: I hope I haven't missed you. If so how did it go? :butterfly:
 
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Good luck :clover::clover::clover: I hope I haven't missed you. If so how did it go? :butterfly:
just got back. it went ok. Kind of was fading in and out during the work like before. Feeling ok at the moment I guess.
 
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just got back. it went ok. Kind of was fading in and out during the work like before. Feeling ok at the moment I guess.
NOT having fun over here. Stupid new lower partial(you know, the one I waited like 3 weeks to get!) is NOT settling down right tonight. It sits great on the back areas but the fake tooth won't sit right in the front gap and kind of sits up in the air a bit. I push it down and the back pops up!!! OMFG, REALLY??? I will try again tomorrow and i'll use make sure to use a little extra fixident if needed but I predict another trip to the dentist b4 too long but I don't want to!!!! I've had at least a dozen trips there with 4 of those being for the bottom partial related business and i'm sick of going!

the first lower didn't work, the second is not agreeing, and i'm ready to flush BOTH of those lowers down the toilet. Upper is FINALLY starting to behave itself though.

Night time thoughts =

don't think I can take much more. I thought I was finally done after getting my new lowers just to remember I needed a couple fillings. I get the fillings today after what felt like an eternity of waiting for the gas to really kick in just to realize that my new lower that I got not that long ago is playing rock and roll and now am currently feeling sick to my stomach and breaking down in tears that this crap not over unless I can get the rocking to stop or I go sans bottom partial altogether.

at this point, I may just stop with the bottom partial except for a short wear session every couple days to get mom off my back about shifting teeth since I am sick of the trips, I am sick of the molds, the poking, the prodding, the sights, the smells, and constant one thing after another. I just want it to STOP.
 
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evening thoughts:

not much to report. Thankfully since i'm remembering to brush 2x a day most days(not perfect but a heck of a lot better then b4), looks like the weird spots have stopped growing so i'll probably put off the office trip for that for now but i'll still keep a close eye out on them just in case.

still not really wearing the partials much. just don't really care anymore. I know that after all this crap, it really seems like I should be in the "proud to have new teeth" club, but that's just not happening. Still kinda missing my old mouth...
 
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Decided to add in a photo of my new mouth. Not for myself but for the people that have been reading this journal from the start.
 

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