The Boys are Back in Town!

I had not assigned a gender to my teeth prior to this post. For all I know, they are girly teeth–but the point is I got my new long-term temporary obturator today, and it includes facsimiles of my dearly departed molars. I’m sure it’ll take some time getting used to having teeth up there after so many weeks without them.  It will take time for the whole apparatus to feel like it belongs there. The body doesn’t always make friends with the new kids right away, but my doc made many adjustments to my new BFFs so  they would feel as close to normal as possible. The best guess is that I’ll get the final version in about six months when everything should be healed.

This is happy news on a couple of fronts: it will certainly mean more food options (including cheesecake), and will perhaps stop the biggest problem I’ve had with liquids. My five year-old grandson thought it was a pretty neat trick when I demonstrated my version of a spit take, but I’d be happy if I never had to deal with that embarrassing side effect again. Time will tell, but I’m hopeful for now.

I’m so glad to be one step closer to being healed. And as soon as alcohol doesn’t sting like the dickens, I’ll drink a toast to the boys.

As the song says:

“That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song
The nights are getting warmer, it won’t be long
It won’t be long till summer comes
Now that the boys are here again

The boys are back in town”


And one more: a tune by Louis Armstrong and Irving Fields, featuring Dr. Teeth (who else?) and something good to eat.

13 Responses to The Boys are Back in Town!

  1. Jane Rosen says:

    Your sense of humor will get you through. Sending you joy and healing vibes.

  2. Risa Nye says:

    Thanks, Jane! Love the joy and the vibes!

  3. Joanne Smyth says:

    Great news! With those boys in your mouth – who knows maybe you can go “beyond chicken” soon! Gentle hugs and good wishes

  4. Debby G says:

    you are my model for recovery – although I know that I do not have your strength.

  5. Dianne Passen says:

    Fabulous once again Risa! So, so happy that things are progressing well. Marc and I are totally in for cheesecake so let’s get something on the calendar soon!

  6. Janet Peterson says:

    I love that you can dole out a bunch of chuckles and fun tunes in this tough situation. You rock! I think cheesecake sounds grand.

    XO, Janet

  7. Cheesecake is always a good idea!

  8. Christine Bertko says:

    Risa, such good news!

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