TMI Stuff

Apr. 6th, 2017 09:13 am
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My dental issue is rearing its ugly head.  Last month I needed flap surgery in one area, and I need to go back to have it in another area in June. In the meantime, my hygienist gave me a syringe with a needle-like tip to flush out two of my pockets a few times a week. My dentist and hygienist are concerned at the nose dive my oral health has taken the past 6 months.  I've had Periodontal issues for 15 years, and I've managed them well for the most part.  I have am meticulous with my oral hygiene.  Honestly, I think a good part of what caused the issue is stress.  Doesn't matter at this point though - two areas are very bad (bifurcated root) and no matter my efforts are virtually impossible to keep "clean".  Whenever I've had a flare up, I say NEXT TIME I will have all the teeth pulled and go with dentures.  I always get talked down off the ledge though, and this time was no different.  Each little section is about $900 worth of work, and I don't have dental insurance.  My dentist gives me the insured rate which is a discount, but this work is done by a periodontist who doesn't.

I haven't had a period in a few months, and I'm thinking I'm finally done with that.  Crossing my fingers.

Speaking of the changing hormones.....

I think I'm over my feelings of lust.  I'm not upset by this really - just noticing.  I'm grateful that I found a partner to fully enjoy sex with before I lost the desire.  Marcel is still somewhat interested occasionally, and I will muster up enthusiasm for his sake. Kissing and hugging are alive and well though, and those are the best parts in my opinion anyway.

TMI in comment!

Date: 2017-04-06 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tx-cronopio.livejournal.com
Oh, man, menopause is great. Perimenopause is hell, but once you're done? BLISS.

I still have lust, but no interest in going thru the gyrations of meeting someone and dating, so it just is what it is.

Sympathies on your teeth! I too have crappy teeth, and the longterm budget is frightening.

Date: 2017-04-06 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joebanks.livejournal.com
My mom had most of her teeth pulled when she was around 40. It would have been better if she had implants, even a few because - this is difficult to explain; her bones have wasted away on top because they have not had the pressure of use. Basically not exercised; combine that with osteoporosis and it's getting dangerously thin. So my unasked for advice might be if you can swing it, get a implant or two at a time or at least a couple to anchor a partial. LOL - dentist Joebanks!


Those other paragraphs that i'm ignoring..we're depressed, the country is in shock; maybe get away from the news feed for awhile "Springtime" might return!

Date: 2017-04-07 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kabuldur.livejournal.com
Bummer about your teeth/gums. Does eating more greens help? That helped my gums. I have a tooth hurting again...the one they reckoned nothing was wrong with a couple of months ago...

Ah, you are going through that period in your life. It's great when your periods end! But then other troubles start up...Glad your husband isn't too phased by not very much action, lol ;)



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