Ner (djner) wrote,

Today has been a pretty uneventful day, and I still don't think I'm completely up-to-date timewise. I'm pretty tired at the moment, so I doubt this entry will be that coherent or spelled that right either. We're expecting rain tomorrow, but at the moment, it's clear. SHould make travelling to Bell tomorrow fun and exciting.

Finally installed jaws 8.0, and I actually think it works better with IE and probably Firefox. Yes, I know, I should ahve installed it long ago, but anyways.

I got up eraly and went to church history, it's my favorite class I take at the Institute (a building where they teach LDS related classes close to campus). I traced one of my relatives bac to a person that was a member of the early Mormon church. This is kind of cool because of the extensive record keeping that the church has done and continues to do. So I've got lots of documentation on this relative (born 1796) about what he did in his life. It's not every day that you can find information about a seven or eight times great uncle of yours in a history book or old journal.

I got to the periodontist before time on paratransit, and got in to see Dr. Osborne on time, even after filling out extensive medical histories etc. He measured my receeded gum at 7 mm, which is a lot. He says that the connective tissue that covers the tooth that's effected is virtually gone. I told him that I'd like to get it fixed before I go to Oak Ridge, even though I don't know when that will be exactly, and he was like "Well, I'm kinda booked right now. It should be about five weeks until I can get you in, but maybe we can fit me in so you don't have to be in too much pain while you are there." He fit me in next Friday, which is both cool because I'll get my mouth fixed, but sad because it's apparently a really painful proceedure. It will take 45 minutes to do, and he'll basically take a piece of tissue from the roof of my mouth, place it on the gum, sew it up with stitches, and cover up the roof of my mouth with plastic so I can eat without suffering more pain than I need to. I know people who have had this operation, and they say it's painful, but that the tissue does row back on the roof of the mouth. Apparently, it won't grow back on the gums because it's on the margin of the jaw, and has no tissue to connect to.

I almost refused aural sedation (take two pills to make you sleepy and relaxed while he cuts on you), but I decided that I probably would be better off relaxed and not worrying, then fully awake and freaking out because some guy's coming at me with a scalpel. So I have four presecriptions to fill (the sedation cocktail which is demerol and a valium-like pill, antibiotics, a mouth wash, and all-important pain pills). Needless to say, I'll probably have to eat soft food for a while. My mouth doesn't hurt now, but I think I should get it fixed now rather than waiting until I hurt it again. It will also be easier to clean for sure once it's healed.

And that's about all from here. Definitely enjoyed Isaiah class as I always do. It always seems to make more sense with Brother Bills (our instructor) explains the symbolism. He's kind of cool though, because he doesn't really explain anything much, but allows us to fiure it all out ourselves with gentle prodding. That kind of teacher in any subject is one that is hard to find. More soon.

Änd the Thursday night verse that struck me as neat:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3 5-6

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