Thursday, October 16, 2008

Money & Teeth

Man - right about now, the two are intertwining with each other & causing a pain in my behind!!!!

I just spent 2 hours in a Endodontist's chair - why? Another root canal...& get this - it was on a tooth that has already HAD a root canal!!! I never even knew that was an option or a possibility!

Well, my abscess was sticking around & I was afraid to go on vacation without having it looked at. Has anyone seen my luck lately? I knew I'd be down in the middle of the mountains & have the worst tooth ache ever. So my dentist got me in yesterday afternoon & made me an appointment ASAP. Apparently the infection has eaten away my bone in this root canaled tooth & it was leaking out poison - that was what the abscess was. How gross is that?

So I had to go in & get the infection taken out this morning - which was painful & horrible! And then I got news that my OTHER root canaled tooth is doing the same thing - but as of right now, its holding I had the appointment for next Thursday to do yet ANOTHER root canal & another crown.....well, there's the money side. I'm spent! Literally! In the past 3 months, I have now spent over $3,000 on my teeth & still am having problems & still need work done. Can anyone say "FRUSTRATING"?

One of my dearest friends, Lynn sent me a text this morning reassuring me she was praying for me (I SOOOO needed that) & sent me a verse from Jeremiah to hold onto as I went in for this next procedure. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future."

And I read on through verses 12-14 "Then you will call upon me & come & pray to me & I will listen to you. You will seek me & find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you", declares the Lord, "& will bring you back from captivity."

I have to say - I am feeling very overwhelemed & beaten in every sense of the word right now....but these verses just comforted me the whole morning while I was laying in the chair with particles of teeth were flying all over my face & drool was going down my chin.....

That the Lord is wanting nothing but good for me & that he hears me when I'm crying out to Him.

I loved the verse that said we will find him when we look with ALL OF OUR HEARTS!!!! Not just these moments that are bad & you need His help, but even in the good - when we are constantly crying out to God in every situation - to praise him, to cry out to him, to thank him - with EVERYTHING in us.....

So once again - I've got a puffy jaw & anxious because in all this bad - there is good.....ISAAC WILL BE HERE IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS!!!!!!! I'm just wanting to love on that baby & Julie & I have a feeling that will take all the pain away......


  1. Oh, I am sorry your having so much trouble with your teeth.. I know how painful a hurting mouth is..ugh.

    you mentioned some of my favorite verses in this post.. I love them..

    Oh, I hope your little visitor takes your mind of all your pain..

    Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way..

  2. poor dear!

    You know I empathize with you.

    At least you'll be able to enjoy your vacation...pain free, I hope.

  3. I am so sorry about all of this! I love the verses about seeking God will your whole heart. I love 29:11, but the verses that follow are just as great!

    I'll be praying for you!

  4. Bless your heart! I really hope that you feel better soon and the rest of your day is filled with joy!

  5. What a bummer about your tooth issue!! So sorry you're having trouble and pain - especially right before vacation.

    I hope you have a great time with little Isaac. Looking forward to pictures!

  6. I'm so sorry that you had to go through all of this with your tooth! I certainly understand what you are experiencing as I have also had a root canal AND I work for a dentist. (I have worked in a dentist office since I was 15 yrs old.) There is no pain, like a pain in your mouth. I hope that you will be feeling much better very soon!

  7. Tooth pain is YUCK!! So sorry you are having such problems with your teeth. I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Have a Blessed day with your little one,


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