Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday


As some of you may know, I am having my wisdom teeth extracted tomorrow. One of my teeth is literally growing into the molar in front of it at about a 30 degree angle. (This picture is not actually my x-ray but mine looks VERY similar.)

I'm not a huge fan of dental procedures. In fact, there are lots of other things I would prefer to do. Like scrub the bleachers of a football stadium with a toothbrush. Or try to find the receipt for that lampshade I bought 8 years ago.

However, regardless of how I feel, I am to give thanks to the Lord for His many blessings. So on that note....

I am thankful that there are dentists and oral surgeons to perform dental procedures when they become necessary. I am thankful that we have easy access to them here in the U.S. I am thankful that we have dental insurance so we don't have to pay the full cost. Most of all, I am thankful that our insurance covers sedation!

If you think of me tomorrow, I wouldn't mind you sending up a prayer for me. I'm a bit apprehensive about the whole teeth-yanking scenario and I'm praying for a painless (literally) and quick procedure that I don't remember. :)

....Also, if you don't hear from me for a day or two, I'm probably knocked out from the pain meds....

9 comments:

Lacy said...

Lol! You will be just fine! I had a root canal done on my very very back tooth Monday! I'm still a little swollen, but just remember Ice and Ibuprophen!!! It wasn't all that bad and I hate it as well! I will keep ya in my prayers today though :o)

Miney said...

Sure, post Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.... but skip Tasty Tuesday. (just kidding!)

When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I don't remember anything between starting the IV and them telling me it was all over. If they're putting you out, it shouldn't hurt at all! :)

Is Daniel taking tomorrow off?

Heidi Stone said...

MINEY:

What are you talking about? Tasty Tuesday is there! ;)

He is taking a half day and my mom's coming into town for the weekend.

Amy said...

We'll be thinking of you and saying some extra prayers for you too...please let us know if you need anything!

Miney said...

Oh yeah -- I'm blind! I saw that, but for some reason thought it was from a past week. I'm glad your mom is coming. If you're like me on Vicodin, you'll pretty much be unconscious. I didn't take it for very long because of that!

Anonymous said...

From the Dental person that I am...you will be ok. I loved the blog today...it was very thoughtful that you were thanking people like me in the dental field.

Miney said...

I hope everything goes well today (I'm sure it will). Benjamin has a doctor's appointment on Monday, but let me know if you need help next week.

The Fords said...

Good Luck. I had all 4 of mine done at the same time and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be. I hope you have that kind of an experience, lol.

VintageKrista said...

Hope the extractions went well ... fyi, I emailed Gretchen the recipe for the Spinach & Artichoke dip and asked her to send it on to you since I don't have your email... take care, be well!