Hilo Hawaii VA, just made my life a living hell…..

I was excited to get the new 3/4 denture… only have 3 natural teeth left on the maxillary…. and as the doc put it in, so he could adjust; the doc from Okinawa came to mind, 1971…. when he removed 3 teeth from the roof of my maxillary palete…

That surgeon, who had been in Vietnam and done reconstructive surgery… said…. work to keep your upper teeth… you palete is malformed and not mature… it’s as if it stopped growing at some time while you were younger… something along that line… he said if I had to wear a denture… I wouldn’t be able to eat… and he was right…

Too much plastic… and with the damage to my TMJ, facial nerves and skull… and I am already taking something to help with the spasms in the TMJ….

Tonights dinner was not possible, dogs got my chicken fried steak and mashed taters….. I couldn’t chew and swallow… too much plastic between me, the teeth and my throat… just not going to happen…

I warned the dentist when he sent me on my way with the usual instructions… try… yada, yada, yada…

I can try till hell freezes over, but if there isn’t enough room, between my tongue and the denture… how am I suppose to get food to my throat?????

Looks… the denture is way to big… it’s obvious when you see my smile and my natural upper teeth… that doc on Okinawa was right and it had been brought up before about how small my mouth is… stunted growth, not surprising with the beatings…..

So the doctor is putting me in for a consult to start the process for what ever he thinks we can get the VA to do… bottom line…

If they aren’t going to do implants… we are going home… as soon as we can afford too……

As for eating… for now, I have the old partial, which will allow me to chew my food and swallow and get it done, before the jaw tells me dinner is over… it’s been that way for a very long time… thanks mommy & daddy….

Frustrated, angry, pissed…. I spent a fortune to keep those teeth and VA dentist ignored me when I told them the work was failing…

And people really wonder why veterans take their lives, at least 22 a day….

Because none of you care… if it don’t impact you… you go about your happy little lives or pray to a omipent asshole…

Rant over….

Time for a bowl….

I Remember…..

Seriously thinking of spending a grand a put a ad in the newspaper about the VA here on Hawaii… but my Scotch heritage is telling me, lot better things to do with a grand, besides bitch about corrupt federal employees like Trump and the ones we got here…..