Thursday, February 16, 2012

Losing my teeth

Between the gastric bypass surgery I had in 2003, the meds I'm taking that give me horrid dry mouth, my sleep apnea, and the fact that I'm a long-time mouth breather, my teeth are really starting to fall apart in my mouth. I bit down on a piece yesterday morning that broke off the back right upper molar that is falling apart at this time. I think most of what is left of that tooth is the filling. There's not much at all left of the teeth on the right side of my mouth, upper or lower, past the pre-molars. They've all broken off or been pulled. On the left it's a bit better, but not by much. I have one that had to be pulled, and I have one that is split but still all in my mouth. I feel it wiggling if I bite down just so or if I eat the wrong thing. I'm just waiting for it to fall out.

I see a dentist in St. Louis on February 27th to talk to him about IV sedation surgery to extract all my teeth and put in dentures. It's the only reasonable thing to do. I'm at risk for infection now; my teeth look awful and my breath stinks. It's not healthy and it looks and feels awful. I'm hoping it won't be long before it's done. I hate how it feels. We want to sell and move away from here but we can't do anything until the teeth are done because we need hubby's insurance to get them done. We sure can't afford to do it otherwise. Hopefully we can get it set up, they can do my impressions, and we can get this over with so I can get on with my life not feeling too self-conscious to smile because of my broken and rotting teeth.

I'm struggling this week with fatigue and not having the energy to exercise in spite of the fact that I know I need it. I just don't have any energy. It's pretty frustrating.

I don't want to be sick any more. I'm done.

1 comment:

Brook said...

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