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A Bone in My Mouth

Well maybe not quite a bone. Maybe calcium deposits trying to escape? This is probably the first time I can't find a useful video on youtube related to an issue I'm interested in.

It's been a rough six months or so. Torn meniscus, and a variety of other leg issues. Maybe heel spurs again? I had a hell of a time with that in the mid 90s. Couldn't walk a quarter mile without a break. But inserts worked.

I still have the inserts, but I stopped using them after a few days because the ortho specialist said that my tendon problem is usually caused by wearing high heels, and I can assure you that there's none of that weird crap going on around here.

But back to the bone: A few weeks ago I noticed a lump on my gum in the inside of my mouth, not the cheek side. I was a hard round mass, but obviously not an abscess. So, I figured that since I have an appointment for a cleaning coming up in mid-November, I'd let it be.

So, whatever it is popped through my gum. Donna took a look and said that it looks like bone. So off to youtube, but the videos aren't helpful at all. The videos show surgical removal of growths from peoples' mouths, but nothing quite like what I have.

It would be nice if I can have the dentist grind it smooth at my appointment next week, but that sounds almost too simple. The thing wasn't causing me a problem until it came through the gum. Now my tongue catches on it and takes all the fun out of eating and swallowing.

Since youtube let me down maybe greasers on MyBloggers won't. Have you ever heard of such a thing, or had one?

And I didn't even write about the six week chronic pain workshop we attended. This old age crap is getting to be too much like work.

And for now, let me leave you with one word: Kratom

posted on Nov 12, 2018 5:56 PM ()


Getting old is not for the squeamish. I'm starting to get up there, but have already had my share of meniscus, joint, and bone spur issues

Meniscus surgery is about as successful at PT. Sounds like the PT worked for you.

Good luck with the dentist.
comment by stiva on Nov 13, 2018 4:40 PM ()
That would be something I'd be afraid to google because wouldn't want to see whatever might come up - the insides of peoples' mouths. The older I get, the more squeamish I am. In your case, I hope it's something the dentist can easily fix.
comment by traveltales on Nov 13, 2018 4:30 PM ()
Sent you a message.
comment by drmaus on Nov 13, 2018 8:27 AM ()
TY What the wiki link says doesn't quite match my growth, but it's close.
reply by jjoohhnn on Nov 13, 2018 11:26 AM ()
I shall have to google kratom
I’m sorry to hear about your pain. When is your appt.? Maybe move it up?
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 13, 2018 4:53 AM ()
Appt is next Tuesday and it hasn't gotten any worse. Maybe I'll lose a ton or two by eating light!
reply by jjoohhnn on Nov 13, 2018 11:27 AM ()
I can't gripe because I will be ninety in March and I have nothing painful except the desire to eat chocolates and read in bed with Jose going on. I hope you find out what is causing that lump. I think you should go immediately to a dental surgeon and see what is going on.
comment by elderjane on Nov 13, 2018 3:13 AM ()
The county where I live has 47,000 population, and although it's not as large as Rhode Island, it's rural. We have dentists, but we don't go to a dental surgeon like we go to Walmart. Hopefully the dentist who does the exam after the cleaning will agree to shave off the sharpness and let it be. From what I'm finding out, it doesn't turn cancerous and it isn't painful except for the sharp spot that my tongue rubs on..
reply by jjoohhnn on Nov 13, 2018 11:31 AM ()
Had meniscus in both knees repaired in later life, got physical therapy designed for dancers, went back to ballet class. Sorry about the bone thing. That would really bother me. But I wouldn't have waited till a distant appointment to have it checked. Now I have spinal stenosis and without meds experience debilitating back spasms. Looking for another solution because the med doesn't always work.
comment by tealstar on Nov 12, 2018 9:05 PM ()
The surgeon said I woldn't be happy with meniscus surgery since I have degenerative arthritis and it's PT saved me. The pain was so "internal" if you know what I mean) at one point that I was considering finding a drug dealer to get some fentanyl. I know there's more going on because of where the pain is and my primary will get to the bottom of it if he wan't me to leave is office.
reply by jjoohhnn on Nov 13, 2018 11:50 AM ()
I won't, I won't, I won't say what I want about a 'bone in my mouth' or "wearing high heels' I will behave myself and say I hope the dentist can fix the problem.

I have PAD with about 6 stents in my legs so I can empathize---I can't walk 2-3 blocks without my legs freezing up and I have to stop because of the pain!

I really don't have too many complaints about being old--the pluses outweigh the minuses so far.

Get well!
comment by greatmartin on Nov 12, 2018 8:31 PM ()
Amazing! You behaved yourself. I wasn't sure you could after I made it so easy to do otherwise!
reply by jjoohhnn on Nov 13, 2018 12:00 PM ()

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