Went to the dentist today...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

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    The situation with the gums is getting worse. The tongue has officially joined the party. Not only do i not have a sense of taste but i have lost feeling in the forward 1/2 of the tongue. Occasionally the lips start to tingle and then loose the feeling for about 1/2 hour or there about.
    They took exrays of the teeth and then they decided to take an exray of the jaw. The doc came in and said they were sending me to a specialist. They were pretty tight lipped about why they were doing this... and the longer i sit here thinking about it the more cocerned i get.

    My appointment is wednesday morning. That's a long time to sit arround thinking about medical issues... :rolleyes:

    mike
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  2. Just One Shot

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    Peace is just a prayer away my brother!

    I prayed for a good outcome for your situation. I hope all goes well for you!
     

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    Hope everything goes well for you. I do believe in prayer for reasons that have proven it to work for me I will include you in my prayers. JUNK
     
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    Prayers.

    I don't think they can, nor should, really keep anything from you. Call back and demand some answers!
     
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    You've got my prayers, Mike.

    Good luck with your situation and I agree with Vlad, (shuddder) call them and demand a prognosis.
     
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    Prayers have been sent.
     
  7. glocknut

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    Thanks everyone! I do appreciate prayers... very much so!!!!

    Maybe i am reading more into this that there actually is? Maybe its just an infection and they are not equiped for dealing with. Years ago i had a long running ear infection that just would not respond to normal antibiotics. After about 11 months of fighting that darn infection the doc sent me to a specialist. The specialist prescribed..."Lotrimin" drops for my ears...basicly the same thing women use to get rid of yeast infections. :rolleyes:
    It worked and i have not had an ear infection since. The next time i went to the family doctor he asked what the specialist had prescribed...i told him and his response was "he put WHAT in your ear?" :D:D:D:D

    I'm thinking/hoping that is what this must be. Obviously there is a deep rooted infection that perhaps has never completely gone away over the last couple of years.
    Timing can be everything. When they did the jaw exray i asked her what this was for and the nurse said they check for some kind of cancer with that particular exray. And then in the end of the visit i asked if they saw anything on the jaw exray and she would only say that she wanted me to go to the peridontal ? specialist. Maybe i read to much into that. She wouldn't answer my question though....
    This one of the many reasons i hate going to doctors or dentists... allways painfull...allways bad news...even got chewed out a few times. A doc was upset over my 210 over 130 blood pressure and his solution was to yell at me about it... :mad::mad:

    I don't mind going to chiropractors...they're ok. Doctors are another story.

    mike
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    Well, I hope everything is okay! I'll keep you in my prayers. Keep us updated!
     
  9. Mike, if your BP was that high, the doc was right to be yelling at you, just to make sure he got the message across! A BP of 210/130 puts you in the very severe Stage 4 range. Consider, 120/80 is considered optimal. Your risk of heart attack or stroke is very high indeed. :(
     
  10. glocknut

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    Pistol...think about it for a moment. A patients blood pressure is allread "in orbit".... honestly, do you believe that yelling at the patient is an effective way of bringing said blood pressure down?

    My blood pressure is now 127 over 76... it was all job stress back then. The doc yelling only acomplished two things...it probably upped my bp even further and in the process it influenced me to avoid the doctor alltogether unless absolutely necessary or if the pain got to severe. Him yelling at me did not help the situation any. I get extremely stressed when i have to go to the doctor these days. I hate being yelled at by someone not to mention some who is charging me money for it....

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    Prayers from here as well Mike. Now I know you love your guns but you might want to stop licking them...that Hoppes no. 9 may be the problem.
     
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    Mike-

    Hope all goes well with whatever news you recieve...

    That being said, that you were left in the dark is a shame. Any time further tests are needed, a patient's anxiety is exacerbated, especially when no explaination is given. The dental staff should have outlined the tests they wanted to perform, their suspicions and reasons for doing them. A little patient education goes a long way toward easing the tensions we all feel when something isn't right medically. As for your Doc...bedside manner IS stressed at major med schools, but often doesnt take. I understand your frustration and all I can say is that Doctors are no different than mechanics, plumbers, waitresses, or clerks. Good ones and bad ones. Unfortunately, healthcare proffessionals have a far deeper impact on our well-being than a rude clerk or mechanic that acts like a jerk!

    Call the dentist back and request more info and to clarify their suspicions for you. If they waffle, or worse, refuse, seek your care elsewhere.

    Chris
     
  13. glocknut

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    I'm just going to put it out of my mind until Wednesday morning....
    I've got a full day of moving boxes up from storage tomorrow and that will keep my mind busy.

    mike
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  14. OK, I see what you're saying Mike, and generally I must agree with you. I mistakenly thought you meant that reading was a recent one! :eek: I don't think TFF would be the same without you around to raise a little Caine once in a while. :D I do agree that yelling by a doctor seldom does much good, and I too get annoyed when it happens. Docs sometimes forget that they aren't God, and if they hope to get patients to cooperate, they're going to be much more successful if they treat them as human beings.
     
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    Take care ya big galoot..... :D