Now Playing: Day 703-The Final Road To Survival
It was the dreaded day! Another day dealing with my teeth. Another dentist appointment. UGGG! So far this year I am on 2 dental repairs due to my GP and darn Hell-In-A-Jug treatments literally eating away at the enamel. Thank goodness though that they were able to work me in later this afternoon so that gave me time to catch up on some much needed rest.
2pm and this gal was up with enough time to do the routine wake up chores then head out the door. Always expect the unexpected with GP! Of course instead of just two teeth we quickly found out I have three that need to be repaired. I also have another one on the left side but my dentist understands even I need a break! I think he needs one too because its been nonstop the past two years since going back on treatment. Now that the treatments are weekly it just makes my dental problems ten times worse. I jokingly told him today, "You know you are special because I see you more than I do all my other specialists combined!" Hahahaha! We even have exchanging of jokes while waiting for my mouth to get numb. Yes, hes almost becoming like family now, imagine that! Hahahaha! So after two hours and three teeth later I can now take a short break for a few weeks before heading back so he can repair another tooth and anything else that might be going on. Thank goodness for a break!
We didn't get home until 6pm and not only was my teeth sore but so was my back. Since having spinal problems sitting in the dental chair took its toll. Walking the dogs helped loosen up my back a bit but of course I am sure I will be paying for it later. I have continued the regiment of taking five different types of liquid vitamins and even added two teaspoons daily of a high fruit complex. Honestly to me nothing has yet to work but I keep trying in hopes of one day I can finally see some sort of change. At least its easy to tell what part of the refrigerator is mine. Hahahahaha! I only take up the lower shelf which is enough room for all my liquids. Its literally going to be a Slimfast way of life whether I like it or not. Gatorade has been very hard to consume on a daily basis although I know its important seeing I lose so many electrolytes during my weekly treatments. Gatorade makes me severely nauseated and now since Slimfast changed their formulation I have to literally water down half the bottle. What does work with Gastroparesis I guess is the question?..
My favorite program "The Celebrity Apprentice" was on yesterday and since I already missed one episode I now make sure my DVR player is set. A few of the Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign celebrity supporters are on this season-Dee Snider & Michael Andretti. Dee Snider has been doing a great job staying under the radar although sadly Michael Andretti just got fired off the show two weeks ago. My favorite is Lou Ferrigno! While living with a disability and being bluntly discriminated he still continues to fight on the show proving he is just as capable of doing a great job as anyone else. Yesterdays episode was heart wrenching and ended with him actually winning as the head Project Manager. Just goes to show you should never under estimate the power of the mind and the will to achieve by beating the odds and proving others wrong. Amen!