Thursday, May 14, 2009


Hi there ... sorry, I guess I never did get back here to let you know why May 12 is so special to me and Sal. It's the day --- 21 years ago! --- that we became a couple, began dating. And we usually celebrate the day somehow. We had planned to spend the afternoon at the beach, but neither of us were feeling very good. Oh well, that's life right?

I'm still fighting with this jaw pain, which now includes pain in my ear too. I've been to the dentist & my doctor ... they both seem to think that it's temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) ... not what I wanted to hear. Adding to my aggravation is the fact that there's no "cure" for it, and there are no medical or dental "specialists" who treat it (even my doctor warned me about seeking treatment from so-called "TMJ specialists"). So, I just keep popping Advils and for lack of anyone else to consult with, I'll probably make an appointment with an oral surgeon (which I dread). I've had this pain for over a month now so I've gotta do something. If you or anyone you know suffers with TMJ, I'd be curious to know how to cope with it? I sure miss chewing on my left side ... and yawning!

On the bright side, Buddy seems to be doing OK after his first chemo treatment. He's pretty chipper, although his appetite is still a bit off. I often need to coax him to eat, or even hand feed him. That's so unlike him, a beagle who literally INHALED his food before he was sick. But, I'm encouraged that he's at least eating. His next round of chemo isn't until the end of May, so he has a little reprieve from it all. Poor angel.

I also found out that another scrapbooking magazine that I subscribe to will be folding this summer. Memory Makers magazine announced that the September issue will be their last. It's sad because they were one of the first sb'ing mags to hit newsstands, back in the 90s. Geez, my hobby is really taking a beating in this sour economy!

bye for now,


Momofboys said...

So sorry to hear about your TMJ...hopefully you will be able to find relief somehow...I'll be praying! And I'm glad to hear that Buddy is doing well even after his first treatment. I hope it continues to help him...keep us posted!

Momofboys said...

Oh and congrats on 21 years together!!