Thursday, February 9, 2006

Milestone

   It is a milestone, a rite of passage.  It is no big deal in the catalogue of things that go wrong with the body.  I have friend here at the old folks home got four pints of new blood, and I have a friend on line who got a bone marrow transplant. Everyday we hear about family members with tumors, cysts, and other horrors.  But I lost part of an eyetooth.

   The difference is: it is MY tooth.  I have had it since I was six or seven. It has been hollow for some time and my tongue could not leave it alone.  The tip of my tongue kept toying with that cavity. Today I found part of it in my corned beef hash.  Lucky I didn't swallow it.

   What will I do about it?  Nothing, unless it hurts.  I will join the ranks of snaggle toothed old folks.

   Next step is false teeth and I hope to put off that option as long as I can. I will contemplate each milestone as I reach it.  It is a pleasant journey over all. 

  

6 comments:

memes121 said...

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jckfrstross said...

oh no lol good thing you didn't eat it :)i have false teeth and i love them no more tooth aches (i had bad teeth)

Deb

magogos said...

What a journey life gives us, and we often don't even know it until our bodies begin to break down. Hope the tooth will give you no discomfort. Margo

lv2trnscrb said...

oh; the joys of aging.....

betty

plieck30 said...

Tell your daughter you believe in the tooth fairy. Paula

mtrib2 said...

If you have your dentist take a look at it to see if it has a cavity or not, you could have it capped.    In the old days people just didn't do anything except pull the one's that were painful.    It would probably be a good thing to have an exam to find out the condition of your other teeth.    I had an operation that cut out my upper jaw and a titanium plate put in with my teeth being moved forward so the my upper teeth would bit in front of my lower teeth.   Before I could only bit on one side and my face was swollen and painful.    I still have problems with my deformed jaw joint, but it is better than it was by a long shot.    mark