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Pre-Trip Not our typical Disney trip (and a bonus very typical Disney trip!)

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by bee, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    Through the years, I've had every possible dental procedure done (except for implants--no thanks). Sometimes, a root canal doesn't work; sometimes an apioectomy might work after a failed root canal.

    But I got to the point where I'd only tolerate so much (after having issues with multiple teeth over time), and I'd request to have a tooth pulled--and I'd be put out of my misery. Had no problem with bridges or partials after the fact.

    Everyone, and every tooth, is different and some procedures are successful and some aren't. It also depends upon how much money you want to part with, as all these procedures cost a lot. And for the record, I went to all board-certified dentists, endodentists and oral surgeons. My dental insurance would only pay for qualified physicians. (Of course, the dental insurance only paid a pittance of the full bill though!)

    I hope things turn out well for you, and sorry to hear about your tooth pain.
     
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  2. amjt660

    amjt660 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your ordeal
    I too am glad that this happened now and not during your soon to be awesome DLR trip

    Max
     
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  3. PacNWTigger

    PacNWTigger Well-Known Member

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    So sorry about your dental disaster! At least now you can rest, heal up, and have a nice time in Texas with your family. Your DLR trip is coming up quick too...when do you leave again?
     
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  4. bee

    bee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! I hope so too!!

    Thank you! She is the best!!

    Thank you! Wow, I'm glad your issues have been resolved after so many procedures! I can only hope that the apicoectomy is the last step for me. I'm very thankful we have good insurance through M's job and they covered 80% of the procedure, and I only had a small copay for my prescriptions. In fact the OTC ibuprofen gel caps cost more than all three prescriptions combined!

    Thank you! It's like the universe is protecting me...but also wants to scare me, because these things keep happening right before I travel!

    Thank you! I'm doing as much resting as possible. We leave in 49 days for California and arrive at DLR in 55 days! I'm getting so excited!
     
  5. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    The like is because you do have the best wife ever - that is so sweet the way she took care of you! But so sorry you had to go through this. But like you said, thankfully it wasn't during something more important!
     
  6. bee

    bee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! She is truly the best. I keep telling her, "I hope this never happens to you, but if it does I'll take care of you!"

    After a full night's sleep (with the assistance of LOTS of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and a mild OTC sleep aid) I am feeling way better. I woke up around 7:30, took more meds, and went back to sleep until 10. I still have some swelling and occasionally a bit of throbbing in the area which is quite normal after surgery but I am using ice packs on-and-off which definitely helps. My gums are a bit irritated since they have stitches in them. But the pain yesterday before seeing the doctor was SO. MUCH. WORSE. than what I'm having even in post-surgery recovery. I'm hopeful and optimistic at this point. I've warned my parents and brother I may not be much fun next week when I visit them, haha.

    Back to some Disney planning!!!

    I did go ahead and make a second Napa Rose reservation so we can decide later which day we want to go. As I'm going to be resting most of the day I've been watching more Disneyland history/planning/fan videos. I'm getting so excited!!!
     
  7. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you're feeling somewhat better! Hopefully by the time you leave for Texas, you will hardly even notice the stitches there any longer:)

    Planning for Disney always seems to help;)
     
  8. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member

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    Your trip is getting so close! I'm so jealous that you guys are going to Disneyland! I want to go so badly!! Sorry about your tooth. There isn't much of anything that is worse than tooth pain!
     
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  9. bee

    bee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you! I feel much better and I am allowed to have hot food/drinks today! I had hot coffee this morning AND I was able to eat some eggs and hash browns in very small bites. The stitches are still annoying but not actually painful and I know they're there to help me heal correctly so I'm not letting them bother me too much.

    Disney planning is ALWAYS a way to feel better and/or be distracted from pain! ;)

    Thank you! It's much better and even though I woke up in pain this morning (I took the drugs but they wore off by the time I woke up of course), this pain is nowhere near what I had Thursday morning before the surgery!

    Yesterday I did a double-take at the countdown and had to count the days one-by-one on the calendar to really believe how close we are! We planned this trip much farther in advance than we usually plan WDW trips so for awhile it seemed it would never get here! But it's real!!

    PS sorry for bombarding you with likes on your old TRs! Reading old TRs (mine and others) is a great way to pass the time and distract from the tooth woes! :D
     
  10. amjt660

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    Cars land will be even more special with cars 3 now out

    Max
     
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    ScarletBegonias Well-Known Member

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    So glad you are feeling better! And your wife is awesome! So nice that she took off work to take care of you!
     
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  12. gdisneyfans

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    @bee we were in Chicago this weekend and went past this building and thought of you! Have you ever been? It's a beautiful building!

    Opera 1.jpg
     
  13. DisneyShe

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    I am so sorry you had trouble with a tooth again. I have been there and know how painful that is. I had no idea they could even do that. I lost mine after a horrible abcess sent me to the ER. I literally looked like a cartoon character my face was so swollen. Worst pain I have ever felt! The tooth was actually okay for a root canal once the antibiotics kicked in but it ate part of my jawbone so the tooth had to go and the jawbone be scraped. The sound was terrible when they scraped the bone. Still makes me sick remembering it. A few weeks later I lost a filling and my tooth cracked on the other side. Lucky for me, that one I was able to get a crown to fix. Long story short- tooth pain is horrid. I feel for you, glad you are feeling better and glad it didn't happen while you are at Disneyland!
     
  14. dizfan917

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    Oy. Mouthal pain can be the worst! I hope everything is back to normal soon. I can't wait for the stars to align so we can visit Disneyland one of these years. I was in Anaheim opening a new retail location for the company I work for a few years ago and we were booked into a Holiday Inn Express, I believe, right next to the parking garage. We could see the fireworks from the front patio of the hotel. We worked every day from 8:00am till 6:00p, so we never got a chance to visit the parks. We did wander in to Downtown Disney for dinner one night (Earl of Sandwich!!), but never got through a front gate. sigh.... one of these days!! :0) Looking forward to the report of your visit!
     
  15. bee

    bee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ooh, great point! I didn't see Cars 2 or 3 but I think I'll need to catch up before DLR!

    She's amazing! I don't know what I would have done without her. Luckily during summer her job is pretty flexible.

    That building is gorgeous! We've been to Chicago but I don't think we saw that building.

    Oh no, that sounds awful! I'm glad you were able to have it treated! I'm hoping mine is mostly healed before Disneyland. Apparently the healing process can take four months!

    I don't know how you could stand being so close and not visiting the parks! I hope life brings you back to Disneyland for a full parks trip!

    UPDATE:
    I'm currently in Texas visiting my parents and brother. I've been able to take less and less pain medication each day since the surgery. Yesterday we went to Mexican Inn Cafe with my grandmother and I was able to (veeeeery slowly, in very small bites) eat one enchilada! I had to take the other two home but I'd call that progress! Otherwise I'm having soft foods and liquids to be cautious and not overdo it. I'm feeling good about where I'll be by the time I go upstate and to California.

    By the way, who else is stalking the WDW site to check resort prices for 2018?? :D
     
  16. amjt660

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    Skip cars 2
    It was just bad
    I hear 3 is better but have not seen it yet

    Max
     
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  17. PacNWTigger

    PacNWTigger Well-Known Member

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Max. Skip Cars 2 because it was worse than bad...Mater was funny, but couldn't save the show.

    I wonder if DCA will have some of the new cars out for M&G...that could be kinda cool if they do! :cat:
     
  18. Tuvalu

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    DHS has Cruz Ramirez :D

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  19. susan lees

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    We are planning a west coast road trip in 2020 so I'm looking forward to your report. We will include Disneyland.
    My son has just finished a year as CM in rose and Crown in epcot but he also loved Disneyland Anaheim so much so he flew across US to visit twice. This is a Scottish boy who hates flying lol. Happy planning.
     
  20. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    Bee, very happy to hear that your mouth is feeling better after the dental surgery.
     
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