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Positive Steps Forward

Back in October I wrote about an appointment I had made regarding my teeth.

I went to a surgical consultation regarding them, this is something I have avoided doing for literally years, increasing my self-consciousness over it as well as my shame and anxiety over it. I had a X-Ray, with some pretty sci-fi looking X-Ray machines and then got the bad news that I had been dreading. Some of them had to put taken out. Some though, not all. One day soon, this neglectful chapter of my life will be behind me and I may end up being able to smile openly.

I’ve been a rollercoaster of emotions over this, but ultimately I am feeling positive about the whole thing, I am not looking forward to surgery, but I am looking forward to dealing with this problem and taking care of it once and for all. Then I’ll do the regular check ups, free from most of my fear, like most people do. This has doubled down on the importance of self care for me. I have shaved this morning and there’s even moisturiser on my face, but my body isn’t a temple, a lack of faith shouldn’t leave it in disrepair. It’s a positive reminder that fear can be challenged and defeated.

It’s a personal victory in a 2020 that has seen few of them, coming from decisions made in 2019, a year with even less victories.

I couldn’t do this without the support of the MIGHTY Rosie, or my son SuperSam who have lent me the strength to do these things.

This is not the story of my fall, it is the tale of my triumph.

Love to you all internet people.



Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

4 thoughts on “Positive Steps Forward

  1. Good for you!!! I’m scheduling an appointment for deep root planing in the very near future. A procedure I’ve done before and it’s MISERABLE!!! Poor insurance has pushed it to a point that it’s going to be worse than the last time. Then, back on my normal scheduled appointments. I should be on a quarterly cleaning schedule, rather than six months, based on how fast plaque builds up for me.

    Hoping to gently encourage my husband to get in also. Years of drug use in his younger years have destroyed his teeth. Few left and those that are aren’t very good. Increased self-esteem along with the health benefits of good teeth.

    Totally behind you on this one, as I face similar issues here and struggling through the emotions to get it done. Fear is a bitch!!! I had a massive panic attack at my last dental appointment and had to force my way through it because I was getting a new crown and it’s really painful without it. UGH. Here, here. Let’s do it! 🙂

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