Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Grin and Bear it"

Some of you may remember last year, a few months before our wedding, when I was having severe pain radiating down one of my molars and into my face, jaw, neck etc... Well I was sent from my regular dentist to an oral surgeon, from the oral surgeon to a maxilofacial surgeon and a periodontist, and then to an endodontist and back to the periodontist who thought he was certain what was causing the pain. He did an extensive (very expensive and not covered by insurance) procedure. Well God has been very good and the pain ceased for about 3 months and then came back with a vengeance in January. It has been manageable until about last Tuesday. Last Tuesday it started keeping me up at night, sometimes all night. And my poor sweet husband has served me so much running and getting me ice, getting my pain medicine or just comforting me when we have tried everything and nothing is working. This week it got to a point where I knew there was something really wrong and I couldn't take the pain anymore. Well God has been good and provided a wonderful dentist who is a friend from my church and she is pulling all these strings for me to see some of the specialists in her office so we can try to figure out if this is something they can fix or if it is more extensive then they can send me to another specialist.

So, I am asking for your prayers! I have an appointment today at 3:15 and I am praying that I will get some answers and that it would be something simple. I know my trust has to be in God and not in Doctors, He is the only one with the real answers! Also if you could just pray for the pain. I am down to taking 4 ibuprofen every 4 hours and that really only decreases the intensity, it doesn't fully remove the pain. I also have to take prescription pain medicine to sleep now which makes me wake up in a fog feeling like I am only half here. Also Lew and I are going to the beach this weekend with my brother Sam and his wife and family(we have really been looking forward to this) so pray that we will be able to enjoy ourselves and that this wouldn't be a distraction for us.

Thanks for your prayers, I'll keep ya posted.


Jess said...

I am praying for you, friend. May God comfort you and help you through this time.

meg said...

We will be praying! Hope there is a quick & cheap! remedy :)

Becca said...

oh Laura, no fun doesn't even begin to cover it! I hope this is a distant memory very soon and that the beach is a blast! I'll pray for you.