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5 hours ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@lioness
Now all You comedians are coming out of the woodwork…hahaha…love Fitness Protection Program……gonna find a way to work it in at one of my gym classes

Fl Mary

11 hours ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@rosemarya

That’s great and it will put a smile on the face of everyone who sees it. I use to pass a chiropractors office on the way to work and he had a marquee with a funny quote or comment related to chiropractors, bone, pain etc. There were days I burst out laughing and tried to remember it so I could pass it on. Wouldn’t it be great if more businesses did that.? Passing along those endorphins .

Regards from FL Mary

1 day ago · Dental question in Just Want to Talk

@ debbraw and tennisgolf

I’m in Florida also and my main dentist is expensive but has done beautiful crown work over the years. I have had a cracked tooth that I wasn’t aware of that showed up on a visual exam and a regular X-ray. The crack was on the surface. I have a hard bite and over the course of my 70 plus years I guess it was bound to happen. A crown was ultimately put on it….again I had no pain but didn’t want to risk infection or further deterioration.

The CT will enable the dentist to see if the crack is above or below the bone. The tooth can be saved if it above the bone by a root canal and then either a bore filling or a crown. If it is below the bone, the tooth can’t be saved and an implant is a possibility.

I’ve gone through a CT recently at an endodontist. I had pain in one tooth and ultimately a root canal and an apioectomy to cut off the bottom of the root to prevent future infection and then back to my regular dentist for a permanent bore filling. When the scan or imaging was done the results showed the tooth could be saved. So I’m guessing this is the concern of the Doctor and if it is, you should have been told that.

I know what you mean about the expense and I sometimes feel my dentist goes to the expensive extreme. I have negotiated discounts with the office on more than one occasion as I don’t have dental insurance and have also taken other less expensive options over the years. I figure a particular option will work for me now for a while and maybe for a long while. I also get periodontal maintenance every 4 months. They wanted every 3 months, I said no, every 4 is fine.

It’s natural to get shell shocked when you hear the prices quoted and then begin to wonder if you really need all this.

Personally, knowing what I know from my experience, I would go for the scan. I’m annoyed I needed 2 crowns, a root canal and an apioectomy this year so far to the tune of $6000 (endodontist alone was about $3). Last year was hearing aids. Insane. I wish you luck.

Regards from Mary Queen of Crowns

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@jakeduck
Hot and humid in Florida also with high dew points. You are breathing in more water vapor when the dewponts are high. People,with chronic health problems like COPD will,have difficulty breathing at times. God invented AC so stay indoors and take it easy.

Regards from FL Mary

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@jakeduck
My finger just jumped…we are having thunderstorms right now…didn’t expect that crack of lightening….anyway…that fentanyl is a heavy hitter….so you do your best….

Regards….whoa it’s raining! …..Mary Fl

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@jakeduck
Well, you are right….and that Fentayl

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@jakeduck
Morning,
I’m with you Jake. I wouldn’t want to take the chance that I would be worse but I would probably take the pain meds more…day by day decision. Age is a deciding factor also. Options other than surgery?

Regards from FL Mary

3 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@merpreb
I agree with you about managing the pain. It’s a hard decision to make about relying on pain meds but I think there comes a point in your life , and depending on your age, when it is a necessary evil. Also hard to decide about surgeries. I worked for an orthopedic practice for nearly 20 years and have seen the good and bad about joint replacements and back surgeries and would probably only go that route if pain couldn’t be managed. Difficult to say and there are no guarantees. But quality of life is so important. Food for thought.

Regards from FL Mary