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Fun Day!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Yes, this is my favorite way to spend money! It must be, because I keep on doing it.
Why have dentists got so many of us trained to meekly comply with the architecture of bridges, canals, and implants? My mouth must look like a map of Venice filled with watery lagoons and spaces. And it feels as if there might be a pigeon or two.

I've got tons of fun lined up this month with visits to the opthalmologist and other specialists. It's the blue light special; the black wednesdays, the 12 days of torment!
I can spin it, however, and say that I am still taking care of this moody, aging body.

I am hoping that the unadventurous, soft foods diet will give me a bit of a new kick-start with my weight-loss. When I recover I hope that I will have a genuine sense of gratitude for a normal, every day life that does not involve major excavations in my body.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/9/2012 9:50PM

    emoticon I enjoyed your blog!

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QUERIDAANA 12/9/2012 8:14AM

    You are a talented writer. I liked the way you handled the dental visits communication. Very creative.

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CAREBEAR635 12/8/2012 5:57PM

    It's great you are taking care of yourself. Dentists are no fun, but I go faithfully - 4x a yr as I have issues with gum disease, and by going I have stopped progression.

Hope you get to feeling better through it all.

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MONETRUBY 12/7/2012 8:00PM

    Oh, my, that certainly all sounds unpleasant. I hope you are back on a regular diet soon! But I do applaud you looking for the positive in the situation.

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OJ_2_OK 12/6/2012 9:00PM

    oh boy good luck with all that.

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CARRAND 12/6/2012 2:27PM

    So true. An old filling of mine fell out and the dentist decided the tooth needed a crown instead of a new filling. (It was a pretty big filling.) My part of the bill - after insurance - $450. Really made my month!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/6/2012 12:56PM

    I can so relate. Dentists are much more expensive than doctors. The appointment makes me sick, the bill makes me sicker. LOL.

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ILOVEMALI 12/6/2012 12:18PM

    I feel for you. Some days I feel like I'm falling apart.

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LADYCALICO 12/6/2012 12:15PM

    You have my sincere sympathy. I was given a little joke book with "You know you are middle-aged when..." cartoons, including "you know you are middle-aged when your dental bills become astronomical."

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LRSILVER 12/6/2012 6:58AM

    Good luck with all your doctor appointments. Hope you month sparkles, or at least your teeth ( emoticon )

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 12/6/2012 6:58AM

    Nice analogy!

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POPSY190 12/6/2012 12:48AM

    Sometimes I think I'm paying for all my medical and dental professionals' overseas trips!! emoticon

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LE7_1234 12/5/2012 11:38PM


Oh, I agree with ImprovingMe!! Thanks for starting my day with a laugh.... And may all the medical excursions go well.

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IMPROVINGME 12/5/2012 11:20PM

    I squirmed when I read your feed about your dental work, but laughed when I read about your mouth looking like a map of Venice.

My dental appointment is on the 19th and I'm not looking forward to it. I saw my allergist yesterday and go to my GYN tomorrow. What's with us scheduling all these doctor appointments this month?!?!

I love the medieval picture you chose for this blog.

Best wishes for good reports from your other doctors.

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