Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Little Green Box

The lady in her 70's always had beautiful teeth and a nice smile
She brushed and flossed several times a day
Even uses her water pik.
So pleased that to reach this stage of life
and only have a couple of fillings and
2 crowns.
But 10 years ago a visitor arrived
that began its dirty work....
Sjogrens and I really do not like you
I will accept you for something else
might be even more unwelcome

You plague this woman with dry eyes
and she puts tears in them daily
You plague her with this horrible
dry mouth and she uses a variety of
moisturizers - all she can do.

Now you are affecting her teeth
so today she returned from a dental visit
with something she swore for years she
would never have.
A little green box to hold a temporary
insert for several teeth that were pulled
on Wednesday.

At this age she is thankful she has all
her body parts, no heart or lung problem.
No diabetes, cancer and on and on

So the several health issues that are surfacing
are not because of lifestyle, weight or bad habits.
Or maybe the bad habit was the fact that for
 years - controlling stress was difficult for her.

It is said that this condition that attacks the
immune system can be caused by stress,
may be hereditary and cause is really not
known.   It can attack much more in your
body then eyes and mouth.

Enough shared......
This day I am thankful this along with
one other issue is my only health problem....

13 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

We are thankful to reach a certain age, we have issues, but we arrange our thoughts and keep on going. It is a woman's way.

Bless you dear heart!

Elsa Louise said...

I am so sorry to hear of this occurrence. Sending prayers and the speediest of well wishes that you might feel better.

judemiller1 said...

Dental appointment for me today--putting a filling back in that had fallen out. It is the 3rd time in as many years so the dentist did not charge me. So far, no loss of teeth--except 4 Wisdom teeth. I like what Magnolia said. "We arrange our thoughts and keep on going." Well said.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandra - I like that thought, thank you.
Elsa Louise, I am fine and this is so minor. Guess I write about everything :)
Judy, I have my 4 wisdom teeth. A mouthful of healthy teeth - just did not want to lose any :)

Sky said...

i understand, as you know, the frustration and discomfort you describe. i sit here with 4 different kinds of eye drops, none of which give me complete comfort. ointments don't either and cause my vision to be blurry. wish we could fix our auto-immmune issues, but you are right...we just have to accept and go on.

mermaid said...

I care about your suffering.

Sjogrens is an autoimmune disorder, an attack of our own immune system against out tissues.

But you don't need to attack yourself. All these years, you did the best you could, and you are still continuing to plant love wherever you are.

May this love grow in every place the Sjogrens attacks.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Kaveri, thank you - your comments made me cry. You are very dear to me...
Sky, hope some of the product information I sent you - helps.

LauraX said...

I'm sorry E, so many odd complications with autoimmune diseases...and yet there truly seems to be more to be thankful for than dissatisfied with...at least for me.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Laura - the same for me.
I have so much to be thankful for - wish I had not even written this post. But my writing continues to share my life with family and many others.

Tabor said...

These insults to our long lived bodies are hard to accept. We want to blame something...some life style...but perhaps it is fated that we must endure. You are smart and healthy in so many other ways.

anna said...

A beautiful, honest and peaceful description of what you're facing. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way (and so glad to have discovered your blog!)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, as always you are so wise.
Anna, thank you for visiting and please visit again...

Barbara Blundell said...

Think it is sometimes cathartic to share a problem. Kind words and thoughts from friends can offer comfort and support