Monday, January 26, 2009

Did anyone else notice

That Bill Kristol's New York Times column today has a note at the bottom saying it was his last? Hmmm. Wonder why...

I had a surprise yesterday--I was nominated and then elected to be a delegate not only to the fall diocesan convention but also to be an elector for the new bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of South Dakota! I was surprised as this took place at my new church, of which I've been a member for only six months. I didn't think enough people knew me so I had not bothered even to put my name forward. The person who nominated me was my good friend DAC, the retired priest of my former parish. We went to the diocesan convention together in 2003.

This morning I went to yet another TMJ disorder specialist. As long time readers of my blog know, I've agonized over what to do with my severe jaw issues since I moved to the Black Hills--have considered surgery, braces, PT, etc. I just decided to go with what I have--a splint--and get a new one made (which I've been trying to do for 3 years). The splint I have is worn out and so my headaches, etc, never really go away. Also, a regular dentist, not a TMJ specialist, made the last two splints. The new splint, which I'll get tomorrow afternoon, will be utterly different than the one I have now, which is very obtrusive and interferes with my speech. I'm eager to get this.

Unfortunately, this guy is old. He'll retire soon, I'm sure, and I'll have to find another specialist. But I'll be good for two or three years this way.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Congrats on being elected. I didn't know about the TMJ. I hope that the new splint helps.

FranIAm said...

Bill Kristol - bye! I did not see that but then again I mostly read the Times online and have not read much of it in days.

Glad about your church news and sorry about your jaw.

Prayers all around!

Peter Carey said...

I am praying for you and the struggles with your Jaw.

Blessings and Congratulations on your selection! You will be great in that role. Good work.

Peace and Blessings,


Jan said...

I'm so sorry about your jaw. I was treated for TMJ about 20 years ago, but discontinued about 15 years ago. Luckily, I've been okay. I'm so sorry about the difficulties you are having. Prayers.