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When the tooth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies

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Oceanbeach:
With my new teeth, I feel just like a Victorius Secret model with wings and a photographer yelling "MORE TEETH!  LOOK BRAIN DEAD!"   8)  Have the best day
Michael

BT65:
Thanks, Michael, now I"ll have that song in my head all day lol.

I had all my teeth out in 1990, had to go a whole summer without anything because they could not get my dentures right.  Even today, I do not have lower teeth because the dental lab could never get it right.  They finally called in a specialist to make my top denture, but he changed employers before he was able to do my bottom one.  So, I've only used top teeth (denture) since 1990.  And I find the only things I cannot chew are like nuts, hard chips, tough steak.  I can chew most anything else.  And I have such a bad over-bite that people cannot tell I do not have bottom teeth.

But of course it was a while before I could do that.  Luckily I was staying with my parents when I had my teeth pulled and was able to take advantage of homemade shakes and stuff like mac and cheese (and chocolate pudding).

So I commiserate with you.  I did not like putting my teeth in right away after surgery and ended up taking them out until the gum healed more.  I also use Fixodent, in thin strips.  Of course you'll find your groove.  Just wanted you to know you're not suffering alone. :)

Theyer:
You are not suffering alone , the treatments I have had for Hodgkin's and the drug I was taking for osteoporosis have left both Teeth and Jaw in a sorry state . Currently in the middle off being fitted for a new bottom plate. On Saturday with my mind Else where morning granola and yogurt but paid to front top tooth.

I am lucky in that I can eat with what I have , however after eating anything I have to remove plate and clean and like you I strive to keep what little weight I have on.

A pint off Yogurt full fat Banana /maple syrup / powder weight gain protein mix / full cream milk , sesame/poppy seeds milk shake will get about 1000 Cal's into you.
Avocados are high in Cal's more so if you like olive oil, and I should buy shares in Hagan-Das.

Anyway good luck as wise and lovely Betty said you will find your grove
Michael

Oceanbeach:

--- Quote from: Oceanbeach on May 20, 2013, 12:52:40 AM ---Dearest Phillypinko,

I thought that once too but, I don't want any cock right now.  I want chocolate pudding! YUM!   8) Have the best day
Michael

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OK Ladies, First we are going to sing...

Phillypinko will sing the Pointer Sisters and I will fill in with a commercial.  OK Philly, somewhere in the key of C.

(philly) Bet you got some dick on the side, doncha know it baby,
bet you got some dick on the side.
(me) Who says you shouldin have instant puddin J.E.L.L.O.
(philly) Bet you got some dick on the side, doncha know it baby,
bet you got some dick on the side.   8)  Have the best day
Michael

Oceanbeach:


--- Quote from: Theyer on May 20, 2013, 09:56:32 AM ---You are not suffering alone , the treatments I have had for Hodgkin's and the drug I was taking for osteoporosis have left both Teeth and Jaw in a sorry state . Currently in the middle off being fitted for a new bottom plate. On Saturday with my mind Else where morning granola and yogurt but paid to front top tooth.

I am lucky in that I can eat with what I have , however after eating anything I have to remove plate and clean and like you I strive to keep what little weight I have on.

A pint off Yogurt full fat Banana /maple syrup / powder weight gain protein mix / full cream milk , sesame/poppy seeds milk shake will get about 1000 Cal's into you.
Avocados are high in Cal's more so if you like olive oil, and I should buy shares in Hagan-Das.

Anyway good luck as wise and lovely Betty said you will find your grove
Michael

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Hey Theyer,

I had gotten a PM from another Forum member who told me of their personal difficulties and losing teeth after a decade of AIDS medications.  I mentioned that AIDS medications are Class IV drugs like crystal meth, only AIDS meds have a purpose.  I have lived on the Russian River, I am there now.  People in this community are quite used to living with tweakers.  They were an endangered species, protected by the Sheriff and 8 years later, they still are.

In such a community which has a high population of gay men with AIDS, taking medications and the tweakers, many of which are dual diagnosis.  Dental was long removed from the Medi-Cal roster of services.  In California, dental colleges such as UCSF Dental will extract teeth but ...  if you need a filling or a cleaning, they will accept cash, check or credit card.   8)  Have the best day
Michael 

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