Toddy and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Todd is having oral surgery in about an hour. Not quite three years ago he had a root canal, post and crown in one of his lower molars. It never felt quite right and a week or so ago it was decided the root of the tooth is probably cracked. His dentist removed the crown and the post and today he goes to an oral surgeon to have the rest of the tooth removed and, hopefully, an implant inserted. After a few months he’ll go in an have a crown applied to the implant.

The remaining root is very close to the nerve in the jaw and I’ve been praying – almost desperately – that the surgery goes smoothly and without incident. I know that’s a pretty common prayer, but most of you guys don’t know Todd. He used to have If It Can Go Wrong It Will tattooed on his forehead.

Not today, though. This morning he will go in, they’ll blessedly knock him out, the root will come out, they’ll insert the implant and BAM! He’ll be all done. And any prayers to this end would be greatly appreciated.

And I’ll be reading The Shack in the waiting room. (What!? This is my blog so I have to make it about me somehow!)


  1. Monnik on November 3, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I sent a prayer up for Todd. Hope it goes well for him!

  2. Lynilu on November 3, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Thoughts and prayers for Todd. Oh, and you, too! After all, being the supportive wife isn’t a piece of cake! giggle!

  3. His Girl on November 3, 2008 at 10:52 am


  4. DeeMarie on November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I said a prayer as well. And I’ve heard that book is amazing!!!!

  5. Becky on November 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Hopefully all went well…I think I’m a little late to pray for anything but a quick recovery from the pain. Ugh.I’ve heard The Shack is a great book.

  6. The Daily Bee on November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Prayers for Todd. I have a dentist phobia as well, but It’s always easy breezy!

  7. Cheryl Wray on November 3, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Oh bless his heart. Hoping it went well!Had to smile at the title of your post…coming from one of my favorite books EVER!

  8. Gretchen on November 4, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I was too late to pray beforehand, so I’ll pray him well without incident. xxxooo

  9. Stacy~ on November 4, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I hope everything went well for Todd. Thinking of you both.

  10. Swishy on November 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I hope everything went OK!

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