My tooth is gone, and where do I belong?

Well my tooth is gone. Pulled. There is a gap in my grin. Relatively unnoticeable, but still there. And I am extremely paranoid that I am going to suck out the blood clot accidentally.

When the tooth was out of my head the dentist and his assistant stood there exclaiming at the size of my root canals. Apparently I have abnormally small root canals. “No wonder we couldn’t do the root canal yesterday,” they said.

Today I sneezed and my chin hit my knee and started hurting like crazy again. Who does that?

Every day my life seems to get more complicated and confusing. No, I haven’t been feeling sick again, (THANK GOD) and there is no relationship drama in my life, either of the friendship type or the special friend type. The drama is this: I don’t know where I’m gonna end up.

So ever since my trip to Oregon in August there has been a possibility of me moving back home. I’m no longer allergic to helminthosporium, after all.

However, I’m not sure I want to go back. Living in Colorado I am doing things I would have been far too scared to do living at home. Like finding community theater and getting involved. Or going to the dentist all by myself.

I thought, maybe if I can find a job I’ll be able to stay. But I haven’t found a job yet. I have other things to occupy my time, like schoolwork and Annie, but they won’t last forever.

So the new twist in the plot is that my  landlord wants to sell my house. Sell it! So what does that mean? Huh? Huh?

I don’t want to move again. I don’t want people traipsing through my house to see if they want to buy it. I’ts a lose-lose situation.

Then I find videos like this on youtube and think perhaps I would like to be at home after all.

I am so confused right now.

7 responses to “My tooth is gone, and where do I belong?

  1. Praying for you Emily! Feeling confused is just not fun! Can I come traipsing through your house sometime? It has been too long since we’ve hung out together – need to catch up again! Love ya! *hugs*


  2. Roots: those pokies on your tooth.
    Root canal: the operation a dentist does to save the tooth.
    So: they exclaimed over the tiny roots. They could not do a root canal.
    Your mother has corrected you.
    You are being brave and amazing, btw.


  3. Whilt the term “Root canal” is the common name for a proceedure that a dentist does to save the tooth it is also a part of a tooth

    “‘Root canal’ is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.”


  4. Relax. You are growing up and are doing just fine.


  5. It’s normal to feel confused at times. No matter how old you are. Hang in there and keep seeking the Lord. Trust His perfect plan for your life, even if it looks very imperfect from your perspective. Praying for you.


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