Saturday, February 27, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
No big deal, just spit it out.
Well, Blog buddy Leigh found out the hard way just how bad things can go.
He filled me in on what he has dealt with after a small bone punctured his gums and jammed into
his jaw bone.......
"Remember the whole deal with me biting a pork bone, the ensuing infection - and what not?
Well it gets better........
At my regularly scheduled dentist appointment, a week and-a-half later, a different dentist looked at my injury. The infection hadn't gone away, but I was managing to keep it from getting worse. He wrote me a full script for Amoxacillan. Because the infection got so bad, I got an abscessed tooth in the back. Bad enough that the roots were damaged to the point where the tooth was going to die.
So I had two options: pull it or root canal.
Well, not want to lose anymore teeth, I opted for the root canal. So two Friday's ago, I had the root canal done. Not as bad as I had thought, but it still sucked. As the swelling started to subside, I could feel a depression where the pork bone had got me.
The odd thing was, there were protrusions above and below the site of the puncture. As the swelling subsided, the protrusions became more pronounced, until it became apparent what they were - bone fragments. Ultimately they penetrated my gums, rubbing the bottom of my tongue raw. When the pork bone punctured my gums, it also pierced my jaw bone - fragmenting the two pieces I could feel around the wound site. It got so bad that last Friday, I used my little screwdriver to dig the upper piece out. Unfortunately, the piece in the bottom has re-fused with the jaw bone. It feels like a 3/8" long serrated steak knife under the side of my tongue. REALLY sucks. Monday, I went to the dentist, and they confirmed what I had assumed.
Now I get to go to an oral surgeon next Thursday to get my gums cut open, the bone fragment removed, and stitches in my mouth. I can't wait......
If this had been a Grid- Down, TEOTWAWKI, situation things may have had a very unhappy ending. This wasn't even a unnecessary risk I took either, it was just a freak accident with serious implications. Without medical attention, the infection very well could have gotten into my bones.
Don't think that this hasn't been a lesson learned on my end.
The fracture was below the standard area of dental X-rays. Also the swelling obscured the extent of the actual wound. I'm sure they would have done something had they known. I'm not pointing any fingers. I just want it fixed so it will finally heal. "
Good luck Leigh
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
One of my friends is a mortgage broker.. he sends this:
Ok this is exactly why we cannot let another Clinton in the Whitehouse….the hoops this guy is complaining about are from the government..Hillary is just pandering to the minority vote by spouting off this hurtful nonsense. She knows that they are a direct result of CFPB regulators and not bigotry…everyone one of us that originates or has financed a loan knows these hoops have nothing to do with bigotry as we all have to jump through them…and if we have poor credit..there are just additional hoops but they have nothing to do with race…she really is disgusting.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
We have all heard the saying "by failing to prepare, one is preparing to fail". In these uncertain and chaotic times when many of us travel, making a few preparations to help get home during an emergency (ice storm, civil unrest, flooding, etc.) is the prudent thing to do. This article from GUNSAMERICA is a good starting point for gear and "things" to assist in keeping a person safe and to help them make it home. Read the entire article titled Everyday Carry-Truck Edition HERE.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Complied and submitted by AFOI.
** MUST BOOKMARK THIS ONE!
** Quote: "That was 2000. Before Bush took office. Before Bush possibly could have "lied" about Saddam and WMD."
** The moment you see the words "CIA" and "asset" in an email, you should KNOW this is secret or better.
** RULE TWO: Those who control the flow of information control what people believe.
** Quote: "The twice-divorced 77-year-old took to social media in recent weeks to post an extraordinary warning that if she dies by 'suicide'
no-one should believe it."
** Ruh roh.
** NO, a Gitmo resident returns to Jihad? NO NO NO! Not possible - we've been ASSURED that's not possible.