I hope that you are all well and had a good weekend. Thank you to everyone who took part in Five On Friday, and especially for your good Anniversary wishes to Hubby and I. Yes thank you, we had a good time!
Things in our lives went a bit crazy with Man over the last few days. We had to dash off to see him as he is in hospital again, we don't know what is the matter with him, other than he is sicker than we have seen him before and the rest of the family needed some moral support so off we headed.
We don't know if the problem is infection, dementia, medication side effects or something else that we haven't come upon before. To say that it is sad to see someone who doesn't know how or why they got to where they are, what is happening and to have been seeing things that are not there, is a major understatement. I don't know how else to voice it.
Man is still in hospital, I hope to find out later today what the news is after the doctor has seen him, so I may be rather absent again in the coming days if I or my thoughts and efforts are needed elsewhere.
Just as you think things are calming down, off they go again. You might have heard the saying, we plan, god laughs. Well, we had the whole weekend planned, and while I cannot imagine that God was laughing at the situation, it just shows that you can plan to your hearts content, but things can still be thrown up in the air.
I don't know what the outcome of this will be, other than to confirm that the pattern of our lives will continue to be a roundabout even if Man doesn't live near us. We continue to spin in circles!
I want to apologise to those of you who took part in Five On Friday, I am afraid I haven't been round to see your posts, but I will get there in the next day or to - all being well!! I might give up planning!! Thank you for taking part, for your comments and visits though. I know from what we have discussed before that you all understand, but I don't like messing you around or not keeping up my end of the bargain, despite your kindness and understanding! Thank you for your kindness though.
As for the dentist, well, I have great news there. I did have an infection after the extraction, but I went today and had the rest of the treatment that I needed and I am not due back at the dentist now until next year. Yay!! I have had a lot of treatment in the last couple of months, so to be free from the dentist for a few months is a great feeling. I have also overcome great difficulties that I had at the dentist. Two months ago I couldn't even let them have a look round with the mirror, today I had a root canal with no trouble at all. Whilst a root canal isn't something to be proud of, I am so pleased that I managed to cope with it and get it done and now I feel as though I am on the path to better future dental health and that is a great feeling. In fact it is a feeling that I have never had before so it is a good thing!
Well that is it. I need to go and carry on making and working through my to do list because despite what I said above about planning, there is another planning saying. Fail to plan and you plan to fail. As I have no intention at failing I will keep going and doing what I can. I guess that I need some sort of saying about flexibility. Any suggestions?
Oh, and I wanted to say something that I may have said before, but I feel as though I haven't and in any case I hope it bears repeating.
The reason that I am sharing all of this stuff about Man and my teeth isn't for sympathy for myself, or for Man, or anyone else. It is to share with you all so that you know that these things happen and that it is OK to talk about them. Perhaps you will find yourself in a difficult situation in the future, or have a friend who is going through something like these things.
I don't know anyone else who has had a horrendous fear of the dentist and needed to get through it, but having been that person with the fear I can tell you that you can do it, and it will be OK, you have done nothing wrong and it will be alright.
I can also tell you that if you have a family member or friend who is ill then it is probably something that has been seen many times before, and if you tell your family and friends chances are they will have experienced similar things and can offer great support. So never feel that you are alone. You are doing really well. Keep going and make sure that you ask for help and support as and when you need it. There is nothing wrong with needed support, or asking for it and definitely not in receiving it.
That is it really. Share and listen and that will really help to make things better!
I better go now. Thank you all for listening and for the good dental thoughts - your good thoughts moved mountains today!!