Making Adjustments….

This is a busy little clinic, they do kids… and today was busy as usual…. and they took me back right away, but stopped to do X-rays…. VA has requested them because the dentist put in the request for a Prostodontist… basically a surgeon that does facial reconstruction… same kind of doctor I saw on Okinawa…. thus my interest in the field when I went active duty… they couldn’t answer my questions about my own dental health… so I was searching for answers about my past as early as 77……

Dentist cut the majority of the palete out of the denture… giving my tongue space and a exit for my saliva… nothing like drowning without being in water…..

But he had to take impressions again… because the VA requested them…. sigh…………………………………………………..

And he sent me on my way, without doing any further adjustment…. ya know I can cus in a couple languages and my mind is overflowing with those words right this very minute…..

triple dog sigh………………………………………………………….

So in the morning, I will call the clinic again… and we will make a trek into town again…. so he can finish the adjustments he needed to do to begin with today…… quadruple sigh…………………………………………………………………………….

The denture is in my mouth an it hurts, but it’s putting pressure on the root that will be extracted Friday… the other root, that tooth broke at the gum and isn’t getting hit by the denture… but the soft tissue under my lip is in agony and the denture is so thick, I can’t pucker my lips to take a drink…. so yep… back tomorrow we will go….

Have to get it adjusted as much as possible…. Friday is surgery, holiday weekend and my dental clinic closes at noon Friday… so no adjustments till Tuesday of next week or no partial to wear… so yep, back to town tomorrow….

I did point out I only had 24 teeth ever at one time and it really has no value that information… it’s all about getting the denture to fit tightly, hit properly for eating and function…. until implants are done… and since the VA is moving so quick on the surgeon referral for the implants… hopefully I will hear sooner than later….

I am so at the end of my road on this journey after over 18 months of non stop pain and 9 years of dental hell… told hubby bankruptcy was on the plate, so we could afford the dental… I am that frustrated and exhausted over this lack of care….. I also told hubby…

I so get why veterans commit suicide… this outlook is so dismal….. and so much pain…. how much more am I suppose to endure after decades of it?????????????????????????????

I Remember… Margie…. Sgt. USAF DAV…. run, don’t walk away from the military… our nation is not worth the sacrifice I gave….. nor are the American people….. this hell is going to be unlike any I have lived before… and there isn’t a damn thing I can do… I can’t afford the care, I was promised….