Monday, May 7, 2012

Random Reflections of the Past Few Months

What can I say, it has been a busy few months. I am sorry it has taken me so long to write. I feel so far behind that it has honestly been a little intimidating to try to catch up for a while now, but I felt that I needed to finally write again. A lot has happened since I last wrote. Between getting into my first bike accident in ten years and hurting my wrist and hands and the recovery from that, having my first annual check-up appointment ever and also getting all my implants placed, to reconnecting with nature and my spiritual side and reading and hiking during most of my spare time again, and also moving into a new home and out of my teeny studio finally, there has been so much going on in my life lately that it has been hard to focus and find time to blog for a while. I hope to elaborate on all of the above over the next few days.
In the meantime, here here is one of the last pictures taken of me in my old house where so much of this journey has taken place.

 I still have my annoying provisional denture in until further notice, and am now in the process of planning out the restoration process of my final 7 teeth, so though it looks awkward to me and nothing like my final smile will be like, here is a recent picture of that as well.
From April 16th, 2012

 I am hoping that I may be able to be finished with everything by August or September, but only time will tell. I had a bit of a monetary setback between being ripped off by Urgent Care after my bike accident, regular maintenance of my bike around the 5,000 mile mark (I just passed 6,000 a few days ago!) and moving into a new place and acquiring some furniture and things I did not have at my old place. But now that I am on the home stretch, I aspire to have some more dinner parties and random fundraisers again real soon, and hopefully can continue to stay ahead of my dental bills and not have to put any appointments on hold for lack of funds, which I have been incredibly lucky to never once have to do since this journey began, thanks largely to the huge amount of support I received during the first several months after making my story public and also Roger Ebert's tweet that ushered it further out into the world.
My apologies again for taking so long to update this, but I plan on making it more of a priority very soon, and have a TON to catch you all up to speed. Thanks as always, for all your support and for following along with me.