Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Melting, and diabetes clinic

Its horribley hot. I'm melting. Today is supposed to be the hottest day on record for the Seattle area. In over 100 years of records this is the hottest day. You cannot find a fan or air conditioner anywhere in this half of the state. Eastern Washington is usually hotter than we are, but right now its cooler over there. I called my mom and asked her to buy me a fan and ship it to me. Express. Thank Bob for moms. I felt so sorry for my cat that I grabbed her and hopped into a cool shower with her. She was pretty pissed about that. I won't get away with it twice that's for sure. Its a good thing she's declawed in the front or I would have a shredded face. But I bet she feels better.

I had an appointment at the diabetes clinic today. My nurse practitioner said that all my blood sugar readings look good and my last A1C was great so keep doing what I'm doing. It was actually rather uneventful. Then I met a friend from the CF forum for coffee. We've been talking about meeting for over a year. She was nice enough to give me a ride home so that I wouldn't have to take the bus.

Then this afternoon I had my denture adjusted again. I shrank quite a bit according to the denturist, but some people shrink really fast and some really slow. Hopefully it will slow down in the next couple of weeks. Its hard to eat when my denture is loose unless I use a ton of adhesive on it. But adhesive feels like snot in your mouth when you take the denture out. So when I have to use a lot its pretty gross. But you do what you have to.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Healing up.

So I'm healing up well from my 11 tooth extraction surgery. I've had a couple of adjustments to my denture already. I'm really happy with my denturist. He does unlimited adjustments for 3 months which is awesome! As I heal my gumline is going to be constantly changing for a while. And its important to have a good fit so that I'm able to eat normally and to avoid denture sores. Those happen when the denture rubs your gums. Not good. That opens the door to infection.

I slapped some powdered adhesive in there today to try it out. I think all my blood clots are gone and now the holes just have to close up. Plus I am sick of the soft food diet. I want some CHICKEN. And I've been craving fruit and bananas just aren't getting it any more. I bought some cherries and peaches. MMMMMMM!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Before and After

Obviously this is the before pic.

Me, swollen and miserable on day 3.

A close up of my new teef!!!!

Me, happy with my new smile!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chipmunk cheeks

I'm really swollen today! My cheeks are all puffed out. The pain isn't too bad though. More of a dull achey feeling.

I went to the dentist yesterday so he could have a look. He said everything looks fine. Then I went to the denturist so he could see how the denture was fitting. There was one spot that had rubbed against my gum and caused a denture sore. So he filed that down and it felt a lot better. For the rest of it it was on the loose side which is good because it gave me room to swell (which I sure did!) and didn't squeeze me. I put the denture in to eat breakfast this morning but then took it back out because with all this swelling it was kind of uncomfortable.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Well I did it! I have all my upper teeth removed today. And I have no regrets so far even though I'm pretty hurty.

Mom and I got to the dentist's office a little before 7 this morning. No one was there yet so we waited and pretty soon I saw one of the assistants pull up. He saw me and waved for me to follow him. We went in and I sat down. The assistant said the doc would be a bit late because of traffic. So he started to get things set up while we waited.

The doc got there and got started on numbing me up. Yes, I was awake for this. I just concentrated on the radio. They finished setting up while I got numb. And then away we went. The doc had a little difficulty with the back teeth but for the most part I think they just popped right out. I didn't even notice when he got to the front ones. He started doing the procedure to even out the bone in my jaw (or else my gum line would be wavy) and I was thinking "He can't be done yet!" Then he stitched me up. It was a little less than half an hour from the time they got started until they were done! I was floored, but thrilled too since it was over so fast with so little trouble.

So I'm home now with a mouth full of stitches. I'm pretty sore but not horribly so, and I think its the places where the stitches got put in that are bothering me more than anything. I have lots of soft food to eat. In fact I am fantasizing about some yogurt right now. I also have lots of ice packs! I hope I don't have too much swelling. But if I do my cover story is that my pimp beat me. I think that is shocking enough to shut most people up.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just stuff.

Hello out there in blogger land! I hope I find everyone happy and healthy today!

So today I called UW and made a CF clinic appointment. Not that I am particularly eager to go back there after all the crap they put me through, but the fact is that I need them. If I get sick or bob forbid I have an emergency where the hell else would I go!? So they need to be up to date on what's up with me. But the good news is that I don't have to see that insufferable bitch EVER AGAIN!!! I made it very clear that the Wicked Witch of Scottland isn't to come anywhere near me. I told the nurse cooridinator that if she even comes in the room I'll get up and leave. I don't care.

The day of the great tooth removal is fast approaching! Monday is it! And yes, I am looking forward to having all my top teeth (what's left of them) removed. I am totally sick of the jack-o-lantern smile, the pain, the breaking on stupid shit like FROSTED FLAKES!!!! *deep breath* I'm better now. Well, I will be once this is over with.

I'm looking forward to having my mom here too! Since my parents moved 4 hours away I don't get to see enough of them. We get along great. We're going to try and go to the zoo if I am feeling up to it. We love the zoo.