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On the Mend

July 31, 2008 Sarah Coggins

When Trent & I returned from our weekend trip, I found a message from my Dad that my grandfather had fallen and broken his hip on Sunday morning. The break was far enough up that he had joint replacement surgery on Tuesday. It went well and rehab has begun. Yesterday morning they got him up and moving a bit. Things are slow going, but that’s probably to be expected. My sweet Calendar Girls at 2ps have been keeping him in their prayers and I truly appreciate it. 🙂

Finally I have an update about my tooth pain from 2 weeks ago…
Trent & I had switched dentists over the past year because our previous one moved his office and it was out of the way for both of us. I had received referrals from my current dentist to get another look at my tooth since she could not find a crack or other problem with it. Instead, I called the previous dentist to get his opinion.

Yesterday he took a peek. Did a few bite tests. And then came to the conclusion that the filling I had last month may actually be the cause. It changed my bite pattern causing me to put pressure on the outside section of the tooth. He ground it down to prevent that area from touching the bottom teeth. I’m supposed to give it a few days to see how it goes, but I’ve already noticed a difference. For the first time in 2 weeks I was able to chew on that side at dinner last night!

  • Sandra Collins July 31, 2008 at 8:37 am
    I too with be praying for your grandfather. Hope he heals quick.
  • Janet July 31, 2008 at 9:22 am
    Sorry to hear about your grandfather's fall. I hope he has a smooth recovery.

    Good to hear that you may be on the road to solving your tooth problem. I know from experience that when a tooth hurts, your whole head aches and that is not a good place to be. Hope this works for yoU!
  • Chanel July 31, 2008 at 10:35 am
    I'm glad you both are on the mend! We'll be thinking about your's hard not to worry about them, isn't it?
  • Linda July 31, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    Glad that your tooth problem is hopefully solved. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope he get has a fast recovery
  • Monica M July 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    Hey Sarah - so glad to hear your tooth is feeling better. I'll keep remembering your grandfather.
  • Ter July 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Good thing you thought to call your old dentist! Sounds like he's a great dentist to find the source of your problem!

    Hope you grandfather recovers quickly. My mother in law fell in the spring and broke her leg in at least two places, badly. She had to have surgery and still is unable to walk without a walker, and even still not too well. We live so far away and our work schedules have prevented us from going out there, but hopefully we'll make it soon, I feel so guilty!
  • Jen Sue Wild July 31, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    I am sorry to hearabout your grandpa. I pray that he heals fast.
  • Jennie July 31, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Sorry things aren't going well right now, but we'll hope for a quick recovery for you both. I've had some tooth issues in the past and understand what you're going through.
  • Darcey August 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Prayers for your grandfather. Hope he is feeling back to normal soon. Glad the tooth pain is getting better.
  • toners August 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm
    I hope your grandfather is continuing to heal.

    And glad to hear that your tooth problem is better! It must be a huge relief for you!
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