|Sorry #3, you are in timeout until I get another root canal. Go back to your little white box.|
|Me, awaiting my ringbearer, Rakhee. I guess I'm marrying all of you who donated?|
Upon a consultation and pulling up the X-ray from several months ago we would see that in fact, the bone was looking much BETTER and it was clarified that it was not uncommon to see a shadow such as that one with such a short amount of time passing since the root canal. DEEP sighs of relief. Proceed as planned. Let's get this show on the road!
For this magic marriage of tooth, cement and porcelain, the whole community came out. Rakhee had not one but two assistants to help with the perfect timing needed to manipulate the acid (?!) and cement and welcome my new tooth to its new home. Though it was a little shocking at first, it certainly looked far better and natural in my mouth than it did on my model.
This concluded the appointment, but it was still far from over for me. I still had to give out my "surprises!"
I will let these pictures tell the story:
|I cut out over a dozen molar-shaped cards to personally thank many of the students and faculty who have helped and supported me in the 6 months since I first walked through those terrifying doors of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.|
|Upon doing so, the paper fragments leftover from my own form of artistry reminded me of the wreckage of so many days of bloody tool trays at the end of my appointments and I took this picture to show to my dentists to compare.|
|Here are all of the finished teeth and their envelopes, along with my original "Ask for help!" stencil and my gag gift for Rakhee.|
|I also made 4 dozen of my vegan, gluten-free, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I regularly use for fundraising for everyone.|
|I wrote this 2 page letter addressing everyone and made copies for all, giving the original to Rakhee.|
|Page 2. I included a copy of this letter, a personalized hand-cut card and 2 of my blog promo cards in each envelope.|
|Rakhee, of course, deserved a special card of her own.|
|This is what I wrote in her card. If she is okay with it, I will post her emailed response soon.|