I'm Almost Smiling

@just4him (99888)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 7, 2016 10:10pm CST
Today was my trip to Milwaukee to get my dentures. This is a two hour trip, so round trip plus the office visit was around five hours. Usually I'm in the chair for no more than fifteen minutes tops. Not today. Today took a bit longer as the bottom partial didn't fit right and they tried to get it to fit by working with my bottom teeth and the partial. The verdict - it's going back to the lab. I have another appointment in two weeks to get them, and I hope they fit. Yes, I'm disappointed that I don't have both plates, but I also want them to fit right. Some of you wanted to know what my first meal would be. Seeing I only have the upper plate, and the fact I need to get used to it, I can tell you it wasn't steak or corn on the cob, or an apple either. It was a McDonald's double cheeseburger as we stopped shortly after we left the office and made our way home. I got home by 5:30, plugged in my phone to get it charged as I ran out of battery on the way home, and was right out the door for Writer's Guild. It was a good meeting, and maybe one of these times I will actually get to read what I've written. I'm looking for feedback on one of my stories I've written. It's a science fiction novel, not finished yet, but getting there. As with everything else I have in the works, it has a long ways to go before it's finished. So that was my day. How was your day? Thanks for reading. The picture is the woman who drove me down these last three times.
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@josie_ (5950)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
That was a bit of a let down for you. Two weeks will pass quickly and I hope they get it right the second time around.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Yes it will, and I hope they do. I'd like to come home with a good set of bottom teeth.
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• United States
8 Jun 16
Sometimes it takes a few visits to get them just right. My son has an upper partial that he recently had fitted and was sent home with about 3 weeks ago. Now he needs an adjustment to them. He isn't happy, but it is necessary.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
I think I'm going to have them redo the upper plate. The teeth are too small.
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• United States
9 Jun 16
@just4him How long will that take?
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
@ElusiveButterfly Probably just another two weeks.
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@SIMPLYD (76614)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
It's better to wait a little longer so the fit will really be okay already . That woman is so kind to give you a ride .
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
It's her job to give me a ride. She is wonderful. We get along great and I'm sure I'll have her next time too.
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@SIMPLYD (76614)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@just4him You mean she's your driver ?
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, and I'm hoping she will be again in two weeks. She's so much fun.
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@marlina (66607)
• Canada
8 Jun 16
It must have been a big disappointment for you and hopefully next times will be the last time that you have to go there.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
It would be nice, but from what I read on the instruction sheet, I'll have a check-up to see how they're working. Which is fine by me.
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@silvermist (17131)
• India
8 Jun 16
@just4him I know you are disappointed.But then it is better this way than getting both of them fitted and going back to correct the bottom partial.Did you like the cheeseburger?
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jun 16
It was good, but it was more interesting trying to eat with new dentures. I'm still working on that aspect of them.
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
The trip is quite exhausting. Hoping it will be fit next time
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Thank you, I hope so too.
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@JudyEv (108366)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun 16
What a pity they didn't quite fit. But it will be worth waiting for.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Yes it will, and by then I'll have the hang of wearing this top plate.
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@jstory07 (61223)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jun 16
You had a long day. I bet you are really tired.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
It was a long day, but not a tiring one. I had computer issues last night.
@Dena91 (3938)
• United States
8 Jun 16
I hope when they come back in they will fit comfortably for you. Have a blessed day
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Me too, thanks. It's been a good day getting used to the upper plate.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Jun 16
eh, well you know, better fit now than rub sores later, so close!
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
It is a nice comfortable fit which is good.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jun 16
@just4him I know when my retainer rubbed it was horrible, I can only imagine this being worse
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I've heard the horror stories about dentures that don't fit.
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• United States
10 Jun 16
I'm sorry you have to wait longer but at least it's only for a couple weeks and not months!
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun 16
So true!
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@sallypup (24480)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Jun 16
That's a long ride to and from. I wish you luck in good fitting teeth that don't cause you pain. I'm sleepy but feeling good cause I've figuring out poetry these past days.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun 16
Good luck with the poetry. I've been trying to write a poem, but when there's nothing there, I can't do it, and there's nothing there no matter how hard I try to get it to work.
@ridingbet (40077)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
so, is that woman a filipina? she looks like one, my friend
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
No. She's from Laos. Very nice.
@Gillygirl (16445)
• Sutton, England
8 Jun 16
I hope all will be resolved next time and that you will be eating what you want.
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
That would be great!
@DianneN (66734)
• United States
8 Jun 16
I'm so sorry you have to return to the dentist, but it's necessary to have an excellent fit. That woman must be a Saint!
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@just4him (99888)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
I know you're right. After having the upper plate for a day now, I'm going to be asking him questions about the upper plate. The teeth are so small, I can't even see them when I smile. I know my own teeth we longer than those are. As for Truduy - we're like two peas in a pod. She's just as crazy as I am, or I'm as crazy as she is. I know the world isn't ready for two of us, but hey, she's great!