I’m laying in bed taking it easy, lots of pain and swelling, seems much worse second day than first, hopefully start feeling better soon, this is not fun.
But here is the really cool thing! I’ve been SOOO encouraged by your reaching out, and others reaching out going through the SAME thing! I heard from a woman named Lesa Marie, and she just had all her top teeth removed and is going through it just as badly this week herself. It’s so nice through pain to just chat with others, encourage each other, and find the moments that we can enjoy!
Several have asked WHY are you going through this at 28? Well, 6 years ago in Jamaica, on my wedding night (got married in Jamaica), my four front teeth got broken off/knocked out with a Lawn Chess Piece….. Yeah….No more details required!
My jaw broke at that time and I spent 4 days in Jamaica without teeth and came home to get two root canals and caps put on.
Last year we discovered my jaw still hadn’t healed and I had a massive infection in my jaw/teeth. The repeated the root canals, put on new caps and sent me on my way hoping that would “hold” for a few years.
That didn’t exactly work as planned, and a few months ago the infection was back and pain started horribly again. All this to say, I had a lot of resorption in my jaw and in the remaining…. THAT is why I’m going through this now.
They removed two of the teeth and grafted my jaw to keep me smiling! I’ll be with temporary teeth for a little while and prayerfully get permanents get put in soon!
I posted a few pics on facebook right after surgery which I know most of you saw – If you have an acct you can see it here.
It’s certainly not easy, and after hearing so many stories including my own, I want to start some kind of serious Donation fund of some type or something because insurance doesn’t seem to cover anything these days and it’s so hard to take on the financial burdens! So many people struggling and I know how scary it is! One day that’s truly something I want to do, but takes a lot of time and work to do that too…but know it’s in my heart!
I really wanted to say – IF you are going through anything like this right now, or having pains, sickness or troubles, I’ve been spending time praying for you! I’ve been laying in bed and holding onto being as thankful as I can be for situations like this, for real help, for being here in Wisconsin with THIS team of Dr’s and friends around me that I would not have had in PA. I’m thankful for treatment and I’m praying for many followers who have commented, posted and I’ve seen their troubles as well. You all are incredible to be praying for me, I will take time to do the same for you!
ALSO, wanted to post, because I’m SO excited and thankful! When I got home from surgery, I had a package waiting for me from Melanie Brown of Courtney-Lane Designs – She is the Close to My Heart consultant who got me started with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and in her kindness and for a few videos – she sent me the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle and I’m SOOOO jumping out of SKIN Excited! Art Philosophy has taken over my #1 TOP SPOT of all Cricut Cartridges and this one is about to take #2 and I haven’t even played with it yet! I’ve since pushed a Child’s Year, Forever Young and Create a Critter WAY down for these carts! This is FABULOUS! The stamps that go with it, everything! I’m laying in bed just holding the handbook looking at EVERYTHING I can’t wait to create! So stay tuned for some projects when I’m up to it and THANK MELANIE BROWN!
I know many of my followers are CTMH consultants and I’m not minimizing any of you, but it is a huge Thanks to Melanie for sending me so many goodies from CTMH over the years and this Cartridge is such an encouragement to me right now as well!
You can order yours today right here http://melaniebrown.ctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=6719&CatalogID=1740 Melanie does not pay me to share this with you, but she has sent me lots of products 🙂
Anyway – enjoy the moments my friends! I’m spending time praying for you all and I hope we can create some fabulous fun things together soon!
(Tuesday I start a Mini Series on the Cricut Expression 2 which is going to be SO fun and lots more to come!)