Monday, September 19, 2011

Tid Bits


I hope everyone had a great summer. It was hot one here in Florida, so I am looking forward to the cool air. I am glad football is back. My Dolphins didn't do well against the Patriots Monday night. I hope my heart can take it the rest of the season.

Fall is also a great time for house concerts. If you have never been to a house concert, or hosted a house concert, you need to check them out. First, you have to enjoy live acoustic music. There are so many talented singer/songwriters that tour the country (or the world, for that matter) just to play in people's homes. There is usually a suggested donation to the performers of $10.00, and everyone brings a dish to share (like a potluck). If you love music, there is nothing quite like it. If you are interested, please let me know; I can give you more info.

Also, now that summer is over, I need to get back to my cooking series. (pausing for effect while that sinks in). I think I am up to 15 views on YouTube! It’s just a matter of time before I am picked up by a food network. You can all say you knew me when…

I titled my blog "Tid Bits." The disjointed nature of the subject is on purpose. I am going to place my first implant on Friday! To say I am nervous is an understatement. I have been to a ton of courses that let you place an implant in a wooded block, but for some reason (call me crazy), I don't feel like it is the same experience as placing one on a live patient. I screened close to 100 patients to find the "right one." There were certain criteria that had to be met:

1. You had to be able to open 60 mm, and stay open for approximately 3 hours and not complain. This criterion eliminated about 80 people right off the bat.

2. You had to have an alveolar ridge width of 13 mm, and an alveolar ridge height of 20 mm. (I was trying to make this as easy as possible for myself.) Another 3/4 of my pool of patients were gone. If you had a rare anomaly of having no nerves or blood vessels in your mandible or maxilla, that would have been good, but I couldn't find anyone.

3. You had to be able to drive.

4. You couldn't be related to me (that's obvious).

5. You couldn't even know someone related to me. (just in case things go sour)

6. You had to have another home, more than 200 miles away from Ocala, which you were planning to move to by the end of the year.

Believe it or not, I found someone! I will let you know how it goes in my next blog. It should be a good story either way.

Have a great week.



Anonymous said...

Good Luck! great video, I didnt know you were a chef. Ha

Anonymous said...

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

This blog left me laughing out loud to myself!! (Mostly because I felt the same way about my first implant too)Great piece!


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