Just in case we are late getting back from an appointment …
Just in case something goes wrong …
And, lastly, sometimes, just in case something marvelous happens – so we can be poised to take full advantage of the opportunity.
C’mon, you weren’t thinking about that last one, were you?
Nothing is more exciting than getting what we want, until we get it – and then it might not be as exciting as we had hoped. Conversely, few things we fear or worry about are far less severe than we fear, less dramatic than we’ve heard about.
Most of us live our days in the middle, our highs and lows are typical, and we should get used to it.
A dozen surprises, every day. Sometimes more!
… many thanks to kind folks for kind and funny comments calls and emails; swelling seems to be going down at the pace predicted, fitting-tight will come, eventually, and I’ve gained a whole new respect for the side-effects of a sneeze …
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 0C/32F, another overcast Chinook/melt day … whoo-hoo!, soft snow and bare ears – feels great. Gusta liked it too.
Thanks for the reminder to floss. Sorry to hear about all the pain you went through. Can’t wait to see your ‘factory-perfect’ smile, CC, Calgary, AB
Ouch. I hope you get used to the new teeth quickly. Given your great memories of that one ridge walk so many years ago, we should plan to do another this summer. What do you say?, AK, Calgary, AB
Well, Mark, it’s all over but the healing. What a huge step you took, but obviously one to better health. Looking forward to the “NEW YOU”, BR, Calgary, AB
Another source of commonality. I was told my dentist when confronted with the same decision you faced that periodontal disease was hereditary. Soothed my guilt during the course of revisiting the lack of flossing. I remember being very young and envying my grandmother because she could take her teeth out at night to clean them and didn't have to stand in front of the mirror brushing them; then I became her. You will know you have reached the comfort zone when you are halfway to some place and realize you don't have your dentures in. GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
Wow – new teeth - that is a significant event that will have a lasting positive impact – good for you. KK, Calgary AB