Turned 60 With Half My Teeth

My birthday wish didn’t quite come true, I had teeth but couldn’t wear my lowers. At least I had my uppers and was able to smile. They are still too big but they don’t look like horse teeth any more, more like beaver teeth.

I have to say Adam has been great!!!  I went back to see him this past Friday and he adjusted the lower denture so that it is much more comfortable. I asked again if I had heard right; that he was going to make me a whole new set of teeth in a couple of months and he said yes, most definitely.

He patiently repeated what he had said, that he wanted to make these teeth as comfortable and functional as possible so I have teeth and then in 2-3 months he will order new teeth and do another mold and fit me with totally new dentures the right size in every way.

I totally understand that and am good with that!

As it is I ate solid food yesterday!! yippee! Cucumber! cut in very small pieces but solid food none the less!

If I would have gotten dentures that were the right size right from the beginning I would be totally used to them by now. My birthday is past, I am looking to the future and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometime in June I will have my new dentures and I know how quickly a couple of months can fly by. I want to get started on living and not waiting for something. It seems the past few years all I have done is wait…… for disability, to feel well, for teeth, and now I want to start doing!

It is amazing how a person’s confidence comes back the minute they have teeth again! I immediately felt attractive again, got my sense of humor back and got my optimism back. I am ready to tackle the world again. Well, maybe not the world, but at least life. I lost my ability to tackle the world when I met the narcissist. Stress will do that to a person. The simplest thing can send me into a tail spin these days.

Tip #4 – All this turmoil motivated me to do more research on dentures and I wish I had done that prior to getting all my teeth yanked out. For one thing, to get immediate dentures is apparently a lot more painful than not having them inserted the same day the teeth are pulled. When I got my partials I had my back teeth pulled over the course of a year to spread the cost out and so that I didn’t need to be put out (which of course costs more) and then they pulled the one tooth in the front and inserted the partial. That was a TOTALLY different experience than having 11 teeth removed and having full dentures in immediately. I can not imagine having a full mouth of dentures right away. My mouth was sore and swollen enough without having to contend with dentures in there too. I hear there is something they call temporary dentures that you can wear until your gums go down. I would definitely look into what options there are available.

2 thoughts on “Turned 60 With Half My Teeth

  1. So many of us that are victims of narcissistic abuse have lost our teeth, have skin disorders, suffer from hair loss, have PTSD… It’s terrible how we suffer even after we are free.

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    1. Trying, while with them there is never enough money to take care of our teeth/health. Nerves and stress wreak such havoc on a person’s health and appearance.
      Plus most victims are left living in poverty when they finally break free of the N. It really is hell, you’re trying to move on and recoup but have all these other things to deal with on top of your broken heart.

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