It’s been a while since I did one of these Thankful Thursday posts, because honestly, it’s been a while since I felt thankful for much.
But I do feel thankful today. Thankful to each of you who left a comment on my woe-is-me, everything-sucks post from Monday. I was not in a good place Monday morning, with so much uncertainty around several aspects of life.
Yet here I am, just a few days later, and I already have my tooth fixed. That happened yesterday, and while it was quite stressful spending the day hoping everything was going to be ok, worrying if the wound was bleeding too much, worrying if I’d wake in the middle of the night with a mouth full of blood, etc. I am glad it is over and seems to have gone well. The dentist gave it a “95-98% chance” of being good. He said everything went fine and at this stage less than 5% of implants fail. I’m happy with those odds, and thankful for a dentist who acted quickly. Here’s what he had to pull out – in 2 pieces because it had a root fracture and was severely infected. No wonder I’ve felt so crap for a while!
And here’s what it looked like when I came home from the dentist:
And here’s what it looks like this morning:
This is only a temporary tooth. If the implant settles into place and the bone and tissue grow around it securing it in place, then I’ll have a permanent crown put on it in 5-6 months. I am so glad to have that tooth out, but let me tell you, I was so nervous going in. Having never had a tooth extraction, I didn’t really know what to expect. The easy-as-piss animated tooth extraction on this site made it look quite straight forward. I have to say, I’m REALLY thankful for anaesthetic and happy gas! I was high as a kite while they pulled that tooth out, thank GOD, because boy did it seem like they had to work hard to get it out.
Since Monday, I’m also thankful that my camera has sold (pending payment!). The guy who bought it is hoping to get down to pick it up today, if not today then on the weekend. I’ll believe it once I’ve got the cash in my bank account. I am sad to have sold it, and I’ve second-guessed several times whether it WAS in fact the right thing to do, and I’m still not entirely convinced. But I know I will get another one one day, and right now, the money will help pay for yesterday’d procedure and a few other things, too. So now all that’s left to worry about really, and I’m not that worried about them, is starting uni next week, possibly moving, and hubby’s career change, which isn’t going to be an overnight thing so absolutely no point in worrying about that.
Thank you all for your support Monday. The comments meant a lot to me and really helped me get through a really stressful couple of days.
Now I’m thankful for feeling well enough this morning to go do some shopping. Alone!
What are you thankful for this Thankful Thursday?
Linking up with Rhi at A Parenting Life for Thankful Thursday for the first (but not last!) time.