Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Day, My Blog, My Adventure

Today was just one of those days that I could laugh, cry, get really mad, throw up and have a stiff drink! So I thought what better thing to do then blog about it! I will try to make it easy to follow with some headings. Blog Issues Earlier I accidentally set my blog to a new template instead of backing up my template. (Read previous post.) It drove me crazy being at the dentist and then having a busy day knowing my poor little blog was a blank white sheet all day. First off Thank you to Unknown Mami and to Melissa. Unknown Mami ~ Thank you for the help and great info! I was so frustrated today that I needed to take a break. Thankfully it is all back. I decided to take the opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons and changed it up with a new background and added some orange in! Thanks for the encouragements. Melissa thank you for your very sweet sentiments. I found my blog background at Hot Bliggity Blog isn't that the cutest name?

Lesson Learned
My most recent backup was 3 months ago...that is bad! So learn from me and back it up.

So I go to the dentist and I get my normal hygienist. the last time the lady was rude abrasive and mean. I don’t like her at all so I made sure I got the nice sweet lady again. I even told her that the other lady was this way. I thought she should know that I requested her and I liked the way she treats her patients. At my last appointment they said I had gingivitis(gum disease) and that I HAD to floss every day. I have never in my life flossed every day. But I did floss for 8 weeks straight every day. I was so proud of myself. Then after that I didn’t floss everyday for 2 months. I did it 3 or 4 times a week which I thought should be good since I have greatly improved on the flossing thing. Well no! My sweet lady hygienist tells me that my gums have gotten worse and I need to have a procedure done that will cost $400. The full cost was $850 and my insurance was paying the rest but that was my cost. I asked for a minute and I called my sweet husband because I knew I was about to cry. I was a crying mess trying to explain to him that I flossed for 2 months and then didn't keep it up and know my gums are worse and they told me to take better care of them and know we have to pay this and it is my fault. He told me not to beat myself up over it that I should be very proud of myself that I did floss the amount I did. He said it's okay and asked if I was going to be okay. The hygienist came back in with me wiping my tears and asked if I was okay. I told her I thought I tried so hard and here I am still in worse shape. She gave me a hug and said Oh honey it's okay. I am sure she thought I was a hormonal crazy lady. I then told her about my blog to the best I could so she would know what I was talking about and how it was just not a great day and here it was only 11 AM.

Lesson(s) Learned
(1)Floss EVERYDAY - I discovered that if you floss every 24 hours you stop the bacteria from growing. *Gross alert* The bacteria in your mouth doubles after 24 hours so to floss 3 times a week will not stop the bacteria you need to do every morning or every night but keep it to a 24 window.
(2)Get an electric toothbrush. I thought those were expensive and not necessary. Well $50 for an Oral B toothbrush sounds cheap compared to my dental bill!

This afternoon I went to Target to get an electric toothbrush which they had on sale from $69.99 to $49.99. My sweet hygienist told me that an electric toothbrush gets the bacteria that a regular old fashioned brush can never get and she said that with flossing is the best way to prevent dental issues. So I am willing to give it a try. Tonight should be fun flossing and a new fandangled plug in toothbrush. I sure lead an exciting life! My 3 year old Liberty also got a battery operated Hello Kitty brush so we can start her young. Maverick my 14 month old got his first toothbrush toady. We had been using a face cloth but he is a biter so a toothbrush is probably wise! As for Ron my dear sweet husband well he never gets cavities or has any teeth issue so for him we will stick with the old fashioned. I did tell him I would get him one if he wants one but he said nope. Maybe he needs a visit to the unfriendly hygienist?

The rest of the day was rather calm and I had no more tears and I did avoid any stiff drink so I think I came away from the day mostly unscathed. My sweet little 3 year old told me she had a tummy ache when my computer wasn't cooperating but she didn't tell me because she thought I was not happy. I gave her a hug and said you can always tell mama when you have a sore tummy.

I hope y'all got a little snippet into my day and I hope your days were all just as interesting.


Anonymous said...

Oh, what I day! I especially felt your pain at the end. Doesn't it feel terrible when your kids tell you they had a problem and kept it from you because they didn't want to cause you problems? It so great that they feel that love, but you want to take care of them and you feel bad for not being that all-perfect mom. It doesn't seem to matter how much you remind yourself that you're human...I always just feel like I let my kid down and as I parent that should never happen...it's that dumb perfectionism...

Hope today is a better day!

Linda Benson said...

I love coming by your blog . . . you help me feel like I am not alone in the peaks and valleys of mommyness. To celebrate you and hopefully put some sunshine in your day, I have an award for you that I would be honored if you would accept. Please stop by sometime to visit . . .:)

designergirl said...

Wow,one heck ova day for sure! Isn't it funny (or not) how a really bad day always makes for a great blog! Kudos to you my dear for being the strong, kind person you are who can handle pretty much anything life throws at you. Have a FANTASTIC day today!!

Multiple personalities.. said...

A blog malfunction AND a dentist visit?? You poor thing! Any one of those thins happening to me would send me into a nervous breakdown, let alone both in one day. In the end your blog looks beautiful, I really enjoy it. Hang in there SISTah!

Jenna said...

This was my first visit....I really enjoyed your blog! I'll visit back again soon!


Night Owl Mama said...

I'm so bad with flossing too
and I need a new toothbrush would luv a spinning fun kind my kids all have them lol

Hugs for u
Stopping by from the Sits

Can u please help out by leaving me a comment http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/funniest-five-momfinitions.html
thank u

New Momma Bear said...

Poor thang....tomorrow will be better. Found your blog on SITS thought I would stop by and read some of your posts.


Melissa Miller said...

Ah Terri what a day you had. I'm so sorry. I do hope things are better now.

We have been using the Sonicare electronic toothbrush for ten years now. It is AMAZING!
No dental issues for us at all.
You'll definitly notice a difference with them.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

JennyMac said...

Wow...glad the day is over. You surely need a cocktail. Hope today is MUCH better.

Mary K Brennan said...

What an incredible day. I've been in your shoes at the dentist, and I know that unfriendly hygentist. Luckily, they make nice ones too. I think you convinced me to get that toothbrush.
Your blog looks great. Looks like everything is back on track. Have a great weekend. Stopping from SITS.

Taryn said...

Oh no! Not gingivitis!
I will be the first to admit I do not floss like I should. LOL! Your post has certainly helped me realize it's IMPORTANT. But, I am sorry your gums got worse in the long-run. I hope the procedure goes well!

Stopping by from SITS. You have an adorable blog. I LOVE IT!



One Sassy Girl said...

I had the exact same dental experience a few years back. I made my New Year's resolution to floss once a day and I still do it. But now I get grossed out if a guy I'm dating doesn't floss. I don't want to kiss his plaque! Ignorance may have been bad for my gingiva, but it was bliss...
Popped over from SITS

Preppy 101 said...

Got your email and responded!! Thanks!!

J.J. said...

here is to happy flossing. I am off to floss right now!

New to your blog btw :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Saturday to you! I am slowly making my way around to all the blogs that visited me when I was featured on SITS to say "Thank you". It is indeed a fabulous SITStahood.
Be blessed!

Dee said...

Girl I once had surgery on my receding gums. Never again! I floss religiously!

Take this as a cheap lesson. It gets real expensive if you slack off.

Nice blog.SITS visitor here.

Fidel Walls said...

this is really great. love your blog.