Happy Monday, friends.
Well, on Friday morning, I had a little procedure and this has been me all weekend…
Fire, check. Bed, check. Book, check. Madam Secretary, check. Puppy, check, check.
If you’ve read my blog for awhile then you know that I deal with a lot of myofunctional issues. I did a whole post about it HERE that explains my journey. Well, since it took me so long to discover the root of my problem (enlarged tonsils) and so much damage had already been done, I still suffer some consequences of a lifetime of myo problems…like gum recession. Sigh. I had my first gum graft surgery nine years ago, and on Friday morning, I had another one. It’s obviously not a big deal, but it is a big old nuisance. This time, I had the graft done on the entire left side of my mouth, so I have stitches across the left side and along the roof of my mouth (where they took the new tissue to implant). My stitches come out on Thursday, so between now and then, I’m laying low at home. Between the lack of food (yogurt, broth, ice cream) and the big plastic protectors in my mouth to guard and protect my stitches, I’m a big old mess this week 😉 .
This fall, when I went back to Dr. #16 (read that original post to learn about all of my doctors), he and I had a moment together…because this was the guy who changed my life. This was the guy who looked me in the eyes nine years ago and told me that I had to get my issues in order or my teeth were going to fall out (one already had). He was so direct with me and was the first doctor who really, from the bottom of his heart, wanted me fixed…and he sent me on to Doctors #17 and #18 who did solve all of my problems. So, when I went back to his office a few months ago, we had a moment. He was like “what’s happened in the last 9 years?”, and I was like “well, I’ve had three more kids and you changed my life and I got my myofunctional issues corrected”. Ah. Full circle moment.
So, today, I’m sharing this along with Meal Planning Monday and then will post a few more times this week, but not every day. I’m taking it easy, enjoying my broth and my Netflix 😉 .
Here’s my verse for the week. I saw this one on Instagram last week and thought it would be a good one to commit to memory. This is the first part of Isaiah 43:2 (not the entire verse), and I thought it was one worth remembering.
Okay then, enjoy your Monday, friends. xo