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Just checking in. Got locked out of this account for a while. Honestly I have little news. I had a soft reline on 8/2 and still going. It has a little tear in it, going to get a new one in 10/4. Eating great. Gained back 10 lbs. going for permanent impressions on 11/4. Hope you’ve all been good!
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Good to hear Chucky. I thought you got sick of us. 10lbs! Woot woot! :)
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Never
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I'm so happy for you!!! Missed you! :)
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I had to reset my password eventually. Not sure what happened
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Getting so close Chucky! If you have any questions while going through the steps for your perms let me know. 1st thing they should recommend is when they take your 1st impressions they should schedule you for another impression appt using custom trays. Custom Trays are made with your 1st impressions so that your impressions are more accurate. They may do your Bite Registration and shade choice on that 2nd appt as well. Don't forget you want a Lower Cast Partial that has a Lingual Apron! :)
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Thanks. I’m going in today for a reline. Mine is starting to tear. Hopefully I can talk about some of that before my 11/7 impressions.
So close, and I thought I’d never make it
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Do you have to pay for that reline today or are you still covered? Yessss! I knew you would. You're a trooper.
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Still covered. I’m sitting here now waiting my turn
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too toodooo todoooo....tapping fingers.....
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I’m back in the chair now. So I’m waiting in a different place lol. Still better than work
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Very true and TGIF!!!
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It's been 2 hrs. How did it go?
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It went well. Pretty easy this time.
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Oh that's good. You're sounding like a pro now. You got this. Any talks about the new one?
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Yep. 11/7 at 5 pm. Going to do my first impressions.
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I’m almost there now
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So close and I'm sure you can't wait.
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I can’t wait. Just took it out for the night. It actually looks like the reline is starting to come loose at the back of the palate. Maybe I’m seeing things. I will be traveling and won’t have a chance to get back in. Any home remedies if it gets worse?
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Don't worry my friend. You will probably have to use more adhesive in that areas. It feels sharp and you're getting discomfort just trim it off. It's temporary and can happen. It's only happened a few times that we were notified at work and trimmed it for them but you can totally do it yourself. We've also told people to do the same if they live far and don't want to waste gas and time to see us. Hope this helps to get you through. Enjoy your time if it's a planned "vacay".
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Thanks. I wish it was vacation. It’s work travel and lots of boring, stressful, things. Vacation this winter. February most likely. Southern Mexico sounds great when it gets cold here
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We went to Belize as my hubby's friend is married to a local. Beautiful country and drove to Mexico south border to find a "Home Depot". lol.
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That’s one of my favorite places in the world!!!
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Orange walk Belize. On top of a temple.
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Haha nice! Yes my friends live down the road from Old Belize. I didn't go to Orange Walk. Hubby was there helping renovate their house but we got to go to Ambergris Caye. I'd love to go there again and check out Placencia.
https://www.oldbelize.com/

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Did you see the famous Belize sign?
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No, unfortunately not. My hubby went there to paint the whole exterior of their 2 storey house and the 2nd floor so I tagged along knowing that we wouldn't get much sightseeing done. We are hoping our next trip to see them will be touring around.
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It’s a great place. We actually avoided most of the tourist stuff and went into the Jungle. I can’t recommend it it highly enough
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That's awesome! My friends will love to hear that you loved it. I'll let them know. I actually did more local stuff then touristy stuff...literally. Went downtown grocery shopping, went to the fresh market, went to get fresh fish at the dock from the fishermen coming in. Went to dinner oh and Ambergris Caye and Old Belize a couple of times. Drove to south mexico and the guys dropped us off at the mall and they went to the "home depot". Lol
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I would post a few pics but I had a bad bully on this forum in the past so I'd rather not.
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It’s possible we may go back to Belize City in February. Haven’t decided yet. That or Southern Mexico. I need the stress relief.

And on a dental note, this is by far the least comfortable reline I’ve had. My bite feels more off each day, and it’s keeps losing suction in one spot on the palate. No going back for a while either. Kinda annoying. I wish I would have just left it alone.
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Bullying is everywhere. They are most likely jealous.
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Here’s some Belize black orchids, to make try and make up for your bully
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Haha thanks. That's too bad to hear about the fit of your denture. Have you tried Sea Bond? They're strips and may be if you custom cut them they can help for the time being. My friends wife who is the local used to work for the gov't and now launching her travel/tour business there. I hope we get to go next yr and if so it would be around March or April. That's when I can get time off work. I'm the mean time her hubby who was born here will be back here visiting family and us very soon. Not the same as we will probably get our 1st snow fall. (Tears).
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Boo! Snow is for the birds. Or penguins I suppose. I am neither.
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And the fit isn’t really loose, there’s no danger of it coming out on its own. Just feels off. Like maybe the liner didn’t set up well. It seemed like they took it out pretty quickly this time.
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Of course it has to be this Reline when you will be traveling and getting your perms soon. lol
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Yeah. I’m not loving this one. It just feels wrong all around
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My day didn’t go well either. Lots of stress, plus the discomfort = not a great day
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Oh pooey. Well hopefully you're home now with the fam and try and relax and recharge. Work, sleep, eat, repeat. Lol.
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Nope. Not back until Friday.
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Niiiiiiice! Enjoy. We have Thanksgiving this weekend so off on Monday. :)
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Everything feels a little better today
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That's good news. Let's hope it stays that way.
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Lets hope. I think the liner is “settling” a little. Not a bad thing, I think it may have been a little thick in places. Now that it’s hardening a little it feels better. Could change tomorrow, but we shall see
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The 3rd week healing-soft liner made all the difference between
agonizing dentures-caused pain/cuts/sores/lesions --- and finally a sense of peace-perhaps? with this 'feels-hideous' mouthful of unyielding hard plastic, lo!
Comforting relief enough that I question do I really want the weekly appt. with denturist this week? Do I dare risk this current relief of torturous dentures for a weekly tune-up that may leave the darn things much more misaligned and possibly painful?
It's always a new day, possibly different day, in Adventures with Dentures. ;-)
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If it hurts or is really uncomfortable, go see the dentist No point in suffering. I actually went back after I posted this. They made adjustments and all is well. By the end of next month, the training wheels come off and I get my permanents! It’s been a long road, but I’m almost there. You will get there too!
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I tried something new today. As I mentioned, I had to go back to the dentist for some adjustments after my travel. They did a great job in making them comfortable, it I did need lots of adhesive as they had to do some grinding lol.
This made me have a constant bubble under my top lip. Nothing bad, just annoying.
Long story short, I had won some Densurefit earlier, but never used it. If you don’t know, it’s an at home reline kit. I did a “snug up” application over my dentists reline. Followed the instructions. Wow!! Can’t say more. It was easy, and they are stupid comfortable!!! No adhesive and soft. If anyone has questions about it let me know.
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When do you get "rolling"?
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Next Thursday is the day for my new impressions. I suspect I’ll be in my permanent set before December. I am pretty relieved to know my training wheels are almost ready to come off. They have done a lot of grinding in this set. They are running out of stuff to grind lol.
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Haha. Yes that can happen. Just in time for Christmas dinner!
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Probably before thanksgiving too!!!
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That would be awesome for you!
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Chucky!!!! You must be half way with your new teeth! Are you getting a Try in to see how they look before they finish them?
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Sorry. Got locked out of this again. Yes, I actually go for the try in next Tuesday at 8 am. Not much longer now. Ready to retire this set.
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Woot woot! That's amazing! See??!!! You did it! Do you pick your shade and did you decide what's going on your lower?
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I picked initially. My wife is coming to the try in to approve. Bottom should be all good too. More substantial
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That's good news. Are you going with a Lower Casting or just acrylic? Yaaaas! Good that you're bringing your wife with you to critique the appearance.
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Casting. My wife should be helpful. I’ll still be ugly either way, so as long as they are comfortable I’m ok.
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There were times in this 6 months I never thought I’d make it. This site, and you Josie, have been priceless. I appreciate your help so much.
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Oh good that you're getting a casting. Haha as long as your wife likes how you looks who cares what you think? Happy wife, happy life! :) Don't be surprised if you need adjustments with the new ones. It's common.
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I’m sure I will. I have 7 years of free adjustments. Didn’t know that!!
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Aweee shucks. Thanks. Just being me. :)
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WOW!!! 7 years?! Amazing!
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I guess it was worth the extra $$. And yes, you are my hero
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Yes. Sometimes it is worth the extra money and I agree especially for dentures. :)
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Right? You use them every day
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Exactly! It's your mouth. "They" say dentures should be replaced every 5-yrs due to the "wear/tear" of them and your mouth changing over time. Did you get anything else included in your new set?
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All the adjustments an a hard reline down the round if I need it. All sounds pretty good to me.
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That is really good. Yes you may need a Reline down the road. Kind of like getting an oil change. :)
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Probably. 7 years is a long time.