the famous me and my best friend T in a photo booth at a mall in ottawa.
the famous me and J in my barracks room at Ft. George Meade. being that my military background is in intelligence...you military folks will know what i was doing at Meade.
the famous me and M when she and B invited me to thanksgiving day supper.
the famous me and B at the suckiest club known to man in Vanier, ON. you can see my eyebrow peircing, nose piercing and labrette (underneath the bottom lip) piercing here.
and the famous jambaloney's stepsister's wedding - a pic with me and jambaloney's sister - you can really see all my piercings here.
and then the famous "i'm pulling a Nicole Ritchie evening" at a friend's art show. oh man, talk about a horrendous art show!
well, here's the new me. 6 years of living in the wild.
only wearing a bathing suit for the picture. living the life of riley with the man i love and 4 stray cats. at our own private beach.
but these next pics are scary - be warned in advance. Vonne has asked some very good questions and i want to answer them properly. here's me doing a natural smile...as natural as can be when you are doing it for a camera and on the spot.
this pic is a little scary but i am trying to show my bottom teeth for Vonne.
now i am making a grimace...again to show Vonne the teeth.
this is a real grimace and i cannot believe i am sharing this on the internet - but i want to be real and i want to help Vonne.
and here i am with my mouth closed but with a smile.
and here is another smile.
it was 8 years ago that i fell down and banged my mouth/face off of a paving stone. 13 teeth had to come out. i got partials. at the time, i thought it would be best to have all of my teeth taken out but was discouraged by my denturist and jambaloney. they both said get partials. then 6 years ago, we came here and i went to another denturist who made me different partials. i hated both sets. and i ground my teeth my whole life so whether i had 50 teeth or only 14 - i still ground them - all day and night.
Vonne - for you - when i only had half of my teeth in my mouth - i gagged and threw up every single day when i had to brush my teeth. now, with no teeth, i brush my gums, the roof of my mouth and my tongue and no barfing.
Vonne - i have had my new dentures for 23 days. i can't eat a carrot or any crunchy food unless i take my teeth out. my gums are very tough and can handle a lot of different foods. but not the teeth. i put my teeth in for several hours a day, practice eating little things with them, but if the food is too tough, i take the teeth out, eat the food, and put the teeth back in. i practice with my teeth, a few hours in, a few hours out, eating in between.....BUT
the wonderful thing about my teeth is that i can go to a community event, i can be there for 7 hours, have my teeth in, talk to all of our friends, and feel confident...a confidence that i never had with partials.
my advice to you and anyone suffering with their teeth - get full dentures now. if you have a good denturist - those teeth will do you a lifetime. naysayers are going to come along and say otherwise - but i wish i had have gotten full dentures 8 years ago!
if you, Vonne, or anyone else has any questions - please ask. as you can see in this post - i am not shy to put myself out there for ridicule. and for the most part....over these many years of blogging...all i have gotten is support.
thank you to all of my friends who read this blog, comment, and always say uplifting things. including Pioneer Preppy - bahahahahah!