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just sayin' ... you don't always get what you want

Sunday, October 23, 2016

But you get what you need ... if you make it happen.

Whew ... root canal is DONE. Hubby is on the mend ... the area is a little tender because of how long it was an issue. The root canal specialist was awesome and very, very thorough. It turned out to be the tooth in front of the newly crowned tooth. Specialist did major work on the newly crowned tooth as well coz the height was still way too tall.

I got so mad I could spit. After the root canal, I called THE dentist and wanted to know why she had not taken the time to figure out which tooth was truly the culprit and we could of taken care of this at least a month ago, avoided the steroids that almost put us in the hospital with a manic episode and did I mention ... not have hubby in pain??????

And why did a tech adjust his new crown when a root canal specialist had to come behind them and actually fix it. Why did we not get Tylenol with codeine when I called Friday AND why didn't that person set up a root canal appointment then.

But Cassie took great care of us Monday when I called back like I was told to. I got ... I am sorry. Well, this was the last straw after about 6 things that have not gone well at their office. Our retirement insurance is very lacking. We have a very, very limited list of options of who to go to. We will be looking into a new dentist next week. Grrrrrrrr!!!!

I had a Sparker comment ... what does your hubby's tooth have to do with dieting, losing weight, exercising, or staying on track????

Well ... doesn't everything in life have to do with my focus of staying on track with food and exercise???

I got concerned, scared and mad ... but didn't eat my feelings.
I took care of beloved hubby being in pain daily for two months ... but made sure to spend time taking care of me.
I was "talking" to pharmacist and the dental office with "concerns" ... I used exercise as a peace maker for myself.
Hubby couldn't eat much for two weeks ... I made sure I had clean meals for myself.

We didn't get what we wanted ... timely attention for hubby ... and a bucket of endless ice cream for me.

We did get what we needed ... each of us ... coz we made it happen.
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  • DSJB9999
    Of course I can understand how horrible this has been for you with your hubbies pain and lack of sleep! Maria is right peole can be thoughtless and clueless! emoticon for not allowing yourself to react to these challenges! emoticon
    1114 days ago
  • KMW987
    So glad to hear hubby's tooth is finally taken care of! I've been there, not a fun time!

    And yes, I totally agree, EVERYTHING in life affects our weight loss journey. It's not a quick fix, its a lifestyle change. If we can stay strong and on track through all the ups and downs, we can make it through anything!

    Hope you have a great week!
    1115 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    All things in life are related. Maybe that person is really good at compartmentalizing things, although I'd doubt it. You're lucky to have dental insurance with retirement. Most people don't and that can be a (literal) pain choosing between buying a policy on a social security budget or paying out of pocket (which means "don't fill it, pull it"). I had a dentist that I really liked and he had to quit. I'm not so comfortable with the man he sold his practice to so I'll be looking for a new dentist next time I need something done, too.
    1116 days ago
    Sometimes people can be clueless, thoughtless....BRAVO for keeping your focus through such a stressful time where many would have lost it and gotten completely derailed from goals. emoticon Glad hubby is better! emoticon emoticon
    1116 days ago
    Walk a mile in my shoes, eh? I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes focus is hard to do when your other half is ill.
    1117 days ago
    We cannot disconnect our experiences from how we choose to nourish and care for ourselves. You've done incredibly well under some trying circumstances.


    1117 days ago
    Of course things like this affect you dieting plans. You did well. Glad DH finally has some relief.
    1117 days ago
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