Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Page In My Journal

FOR TODAY: April 26, 2011
Outside my window... It is about 75 degrees and getting dark.

Hearing...some birds still singing even though it is getting late.
I am thinking... how I am almost on the verge of a pity party today.

From My Kitchen...... I just opened a can of cream of chicken soup for me but made "Sweet Hunter" a wonderful looking hot ham & cheese sandwich.

Thankful for...myTMJ doctor. I actually love all of my doctors. I am blessed.

 I am remembering... my surgery for TMJ back in 1998 and how I thought it was all fixed.
I have done so good until recently. Remember my vertigo? They think the jaw is causing it.

 Creating...a dishcloth....I know...imagine that! lol

 I am reading...some papers from my TMJ specialist today.
  I am feel better tomorrow. Had to have my jaw set today and got splints for my TMJ and I am so sore.

  On my mind...the fact that with my tmj one of my jaw joints is bone to bone and  you can't eat or sleep but our medical insurance will not pay anything on it. I think that is just crazy! When I had surgery years ago our insurance paid their part.  Now...different insurance?  Nothing.
  Noticing that... this page in my journal today is all about me!!! I really don't mean for it to be.  I look at others that are so sick.....I have nothing to complain about. I am so blessed.

 Around the house... it is quiet and peaceful.

 I am praying unspoken request and my friend J. that just got to come home after a 4 month's stay in the hospital.  Thank you all for praying.  She is a miracle.

  My plans for the rest of the week...working & cooking for this weekend. We have a big Assembly at our church this weekend starting Friday night through Sunday night. Every year we stay with our friends J & E and we plan meals together & eat out together for this special weekend at our church but she is the one that has been so sick.  They will not be able to come. We sure will miss being with them.

 One of my favorite things..."Our Little Hilton" (aka hunting cabin) I NEED to go there soon!

 I am wearing... the cutest yellow pajamas from Walmart!  I am a pajama person!

 One of my favorite quotes...What worries you, masters you.

 Hoping....that my unanswered prayer will be answered soon.

Here is my picture thought.....

In this little box is 2 splints. (actually one is in my mouth) I will wear it all the time.
Then at night I add another one. 
Jaw set, several shots later.....
3000.00 so far!
Hopefully this will prevent another surgery.
Now see why this post is all about me!!!!
But you have to do what you have to do!
Today I am thankful prayer partners!
Pray for me.
* Please forgive me for my pity party today but this is MY journal!!! lol. 
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Anonymous said...

Praying for you Val.

caknitter said...

I will happily join your pity party even though you have every right to write about yourself on YOUR blog.:-) I'll be praying for you my dear friend.
I love pajamas too, except my tend to double as sweat pants. lol
The birds chirping out your window signifies new life and great beginnings. Hang in there Val.

Lori said...

praying you feel better soon.

Kristi said...

I will be praying for you Val!!! I love you!!!!

Jeannie B. said...

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry. Prayers heading up for you.

Allie said...

You're right - it's your journal you can put what you want to. I am praying, sweetie. Can't believe the insurance -why even have it, right? What do you make payments for. I'll be praying this will ward off surgery as well, and the Lord will give you strength and peace of mind, sweetheart.

Jenn said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. I know the pain has to be wearing on you. Pain just tends to make us irritable and depressed and all that awful stuff. I know, I understand and I am so sorry you are dealing with this. I will definitely pray for you!! You have been such a blessing to so many lives. I hope this gets better for you.

Alice Grace said...

Oh, Honey, I am so sorry for this tmj coming back on you. I am praying for you.
I love you.

Dot said...

Praying for you Val. Hope things will be better quickly.

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh my goodness. That has to be so painful so I am saying extra prayers for you. Pain can dominate our lives so I hope you find some relief and very soon. Hugs, Latane

Donna said...

Praying for you today! I am a silent friend, but read your blog everyday. You've given me so much encouragement through your words and pictures.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Val, you are in my prayers. You need to take care of you and let the healing take place. Blessings, Becky

Patty said...

hope you will feel better soon. Thoughts and prayers.

PEA said...

Oh Val, I'm so sorry to hear that you're having so many problems with TMJ. I had problems with my jaw locking at times and had to wear night guards in my mouth for a couple of years. I even had to stop chewing gum because my jaw would crack so much and give me lots of pain. No problems lately but I'm careful not to aggravate it!!

We all deserve to have a pity party once in a while:-) Now I have that song in my's my party and I'll cry if I want to....hehe!

I do hope you're able to go to your little Hilton real soon:-) xoxo

Ginger Quilter said...

I'm so sorry you are having such pain and a lousy insurance company to boot. I will be praying for you.


Mama Pea said...

Val - Sending prayers to you for relieve from your medical woes. Yes, there is always someone worse off and we feel selfish complaining, but I know you're only trying to "work through" it and you aren't actually complaining rather just stating facts. I've been there, too, in a situation where the constant pain kept me from eating and sleeping AND with the insurance refusing to pay!! You are just too good a person to have to suffer this. Holding you in my thoughts.