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