Today is the day…

I’m starting a new chapter in my life.  At 11:30am I will be undergoing some dental surgery that will leave me to becoming a denture wearer.  Maybe I will use “dental prosthetic wearer” as it doesn’t have as much stigma.  I’m really anxiously/calm right now.  I just want it to be over at this point.

Jerry has taken today and tomorrow off to care for me.  Not that there will be much to do.  I’m pretty sure I’ll just be a couch potato for the next few days.

I knew this day was coming but it doesn’t prepare you for the feelings of “OMG, I’ve failed myself”  No…genetics and underlying autoimmune diseases failed my teeth.  I always grew up with the dentists saying “you have teeth just like your dad”  Yup…even he wore dental prosthetic.  I thought I had been lucky, and I guess I have because I made it to nearly my 48th birthday.  11 days until the birthday…in case you still need to pick out a gift.

I really like the dentist that is doing the surgery today.  I feel completely confident in his treatment plan.

So there ya have it.  I, Jeanne M. Sutton, be the end of today will be a dental prosthetic wearing goddess.

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