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It’s been a little while since I’ve written, mainly because I’ve been traveling and feeling rough. My feet and ankles didn’t swell as much but now my right hand is swollen. The wrist is killing me and swollen. I don’t know what caused it, but it is awful.

Since my tooth split down the middle a week or so ago, I went to the dentist and there wasn’t much to be done. The roots have a hook into the bone and the split is down to the bone. There isn’t enough tooth left to repair with a crown, so I’m getting it pulled. Because of the hook, I’ll see an oral surgeon on Monday.

hiding teeth

I’ve heard so many others with Sjogren’s that have trouble with their teeth. I didn’t want to lose my teeth, but many of them are pieced together with many fillings and crowns. If I’m asleep I won’t be as freaked out. And, I really hope they will give me a day or two of strong painkillers. I imagine the bone involvement could be more painful that just gum soreness.

After all this is healing and my hand stops swelling, I really must take down my Christmas tree. My husband says to just leave it up, but that’s probably because he doesn’t want to undecorate it. I don’t blame him. It takes a lot of painful bending and stooping. I’m thankful that I have no great need to take it down.

I guess by Monday, I’ll need to call and have a doctor check my wrist. It’s hard to know what to do for it or why it’s hurting so. I tried a wrist brace, but when I took it off, my wrist hurt more than ever. It’s hard to cook, so my husband has been cooking for me. I really appreciate any help that I can get.

tooth

Being disabled is very hard and I’m blessed to have my husband who is still able to help me. He has Stage 4 Prostate Cancer, but is functioning well with his hormone treatment. I don’t know what will happen if he can’t, but I can’t look forward and focus on what might happen. I know God will provide help when I need it.

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

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4 Comments

  1. Sometimes I read your posts and I just set them aside for a few days because I am at such a loss on how to respond! I feel so bad that you are dealing with so much. I know I was relieved that the oral surgeon put both my son and myself under when we had teeth pulled (not at the same time and not even the same oral surgeon)-I’m much better not hearing or knowing what is going on as that gives me less to worry and obsess over. I hope the oral surgeon has good news for you!

    1. Oh you’re so kind! I am so glad you got to go under. I was hoping that I could be knocked out, but my doctor just gave me shots. It didn’t hurt, but did make me so nervous. Well, when it’s all over at least the broken tooth is out. Thank you for your sweet words.

  2. That’s a lot to be dealing with all at once. I’m so sorry. I admire your trust in the Lord through your trials. I am praying for you tonight.

    1. Thank you for the prayers, because I know God will listen.

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