Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Small Victories

     You know what’s not cool or fun?  When anything happens to your teeth.  Now I try not to be a complainer because whiney bloggers get on my nerves, but in the interest of full disclosure…let’s get real for a minute. 

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Just in case you’ve never met me…I do not usually look like something out of Seussical.

     I may or may not have mentioned my tooth incident about a year ago.  Long story short: ear infection, faint, hardwood floor, broken tooth.  (I’ve always been proud of my teeth, so this was kind of a humongous deal.)  Well, this summer I got everything taken care of and got a permanent crown (as opposed to a filling).  For two months everything was great.  Then…this week, my tooth – totally out of the blue – decides to abscess.
     For those of you who have never experienced this (and I hope you never do), it includes some ridiculous facial swelling and a pretty disgusting blister…in my mouth.  Today is the first day I’ve even looked a little normal.  When I wake up, my whole top lip is swollen, and today I’ve had some really attractive under eye bruises.  I’ve got an antibiotic, and I am really hoping the swelling goes away by Saturday – engagement picture day!
     Like I said, I’m not telling you my sad little face story to be a Wendy Whiner, but to say that clearly I am a whole new woman.  The old Allyson would have taken to the bed and waited until this ordeal was over.  Lately, I have really felt convicted about how much I stress.  It is so sinful of me to take all of this nonsense on myself.  As believers we are called to cast our cares on Him.  I never thought this would be possible for me, but I am so happy.  Right now, I’m not even stressed that in two and half weeks I’ll be having a root canal.  I’m not even all that worried about my engagement pictures.  Today, I’m just happy that I’m not quite as swollen as I was – small victories.

In conclusion:
Try your best not to fall on your face and break a tooth…

BUT

if you do…it’s going to be okay!
I promise!

8 comments:

Megan said...

Oh no! That's no fun, but at least you have a good attitude about it.

I just found your blog through the GFC blog hop and I look forward to getting to know you better! Your blog is so cute!

lori said...

can i just say that i love your attitude?! hope the swelling goes down for your pictures, love!

Faison said...

Your positive outlook is really admirable! I hope everything turns out well for your engagement pictures on Saturday! I'm sure you'll be absolutely stunning!

Megan said...

I have had a couple abscesses and they are not fun. I have never had one that has caused bruising under my eyes though. That does not sound like fun. Your attitude is awesome though. Hope it gets better soon!

Gi said...

Oh that sucks Hun, I have had one before.
I will be hoping that it goes down before you engagement pictures.
Xx

Daisy said...

Man that is one of my fears only because I think it would really hurt! You still look beautiful girl, and like my husband says, you're pretty on the outside too :)

Amanda said...

Yay! You have a sense of humor. I like it. I am your newest follower. Over from the blog hop. Amanda @ www.mommyiscoocoo.com

PS I like your header!

Kimberly Bikowski said...

I just found your blog on the GFC blog hop and am your newest follower. I hope you're feeling better. Anything with the mouth is so painful. Hope you feel better.

Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com