Day 3 back at the office

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Today is my 3rd back to work. I had to give a tour today. Was pretty self conscious about my speech. I felt like it was rough, but no one said anything :)
I guess it’s takes time. Still worried about how unsound a little, but most of that is in my head I believe.

One thing I’ve noticed. If you get nervous, you will make your speech worse!! You just have to try and relax. Slow it down a little
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Yes you do...
I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel...hang in there.
Girl a major adjustment today and I'm finding my speech is different again..uuugggghhhh, but I'm not the other hand they are sooooo much better, not as bulky. Just another adjustment period.
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It’s a constant adjustment. Mine are soooo loose now. I’m adjusting to that. I’m going to the dentist Thursday. 14 days. Too soon for a soft liner?
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You should get one then. I had my first soft reline after a week or so.
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That would be great. I’m starving to death right now lol.
I’m ready for 7 pm tomorrow. First time I’ve ever been excited about going to the dentist
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Chucky have you tried any pasta yet?
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I have. Even pancakes last night. I ate until i passed out.
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Pasta is awesome, except I find angel hair a little to difficult to eat. How about spaghetti squash.
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Haven’t yet, although I do like it
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Good for you!!!
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Now I'm hungry for pancakes.
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Haha. Right on! So good to hear that you are both eating.
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Thanks. I’m missing protein though. If I can get my partial wearable I should be fine. Wish me luck tomorrow. I won’t leave until they get it right or they make me. In which case I’d want a partial refund;)
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Good for you!!! Maybe they sound surprised because they feel bad to hear it's causing your gums to bleed. Don't give up on them yet. I'm always a mediator and looking for the good in people. Grrrrr it kicks me back in the ass a lot. lol. Honestly that's why it's not the greatest having dentures made through a Lab but not all states in the USA allow them. Yea I know I worked in a Lab (Cust. Serv) but it wasn't until almost 5yrs ago working in the Denture Clinic all the complaints we see when people come in here with ill-fitting dentures made from a Lab. I don't want to say Technicians aren't good and do a crappy job....I'll say that in my opinion I think when the person making the Denture is actually working directly with you the chances of having a better fitting denture is higher.

BUTTTTTTTTT DON'T FORGET you just had extractions recently and it can be a struggle and oh what a journey.
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I saw an actual technician tonight. Took a long time to work on my partial. I am pleasantly surprised right now. I just ate an entire Fazolis baked ziti. Never came out once. No reline or anything. Just shaved off the sharp parts and that weird flange that went under my tongue. I didn’t want a reline on the top. The powder adhesive is working really well. Figure I’ll give it more time.

It may be too early to say, but this feels like progress. I’m even not talking like an intoxicated toddler. Right now I’m pretty ok with it all.
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That's awesome to hear..
It's all baby steps, and yes I'd definitely say it's progress. Yeah!!!
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That's great! Woot woot! You got to see the technician. Hopefully you can see them for future adjustments. That's good that you didn't get the Tissue Conditioner now. Save it for when it's really needed. Mangia mangia. In my dialect we call the ziti pasta forno which is pasta in the oven and usually use rigatoni. My mom said she made it the other day for my nanna like she used to make with mortadella in it. Damn I wish I didn't live almost 3 hrs away to have me some of that. lol.
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I love it. I prefer my wife’s version, but with a late night visit, I just picked something up
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Didn’t have the confidence to wear my partial to work today. Worried about how I sound. Should be able to get used to it this weekend.
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Natural teeth on your lower anteriors so you're all good. Practice...practice...practice. :) You will get your confidence back.
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I’m doing pretty good now. I felt human last night. It was awesome
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Remember it's all baby steps. I think you did good on waiting for the weekend to adjust, before committing to a full day at work,.
I have a lower partial that I haven't worn for years, (surprisingly I didn't need it adjusted) started to put in for a few hours at a time
Your becoming a pro Charlie!!
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Eating with it was pretty easy last night. I honestly don’t think my lisp was even that bad. I will most likely be comfortable with it by Monday. 2.5 days of practice should help.