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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Convalescing

It seemed like everything was getting back on track, I had started posting again regularly, then one day I was out to lunch with my brother Daniel, and as I bit into a tortilla chip, I saw stars. No, the salsa wasn't so good it hurt, something was really hurting, and it had nothing to do with the salsa.
My eyes were tearing up, and after taking a few swigs of water to clean out my mouth, my brother who is a dental student took a peek, wrinkled his nose and said, 'yep your pulp is exposed, it's your wisdom tooth.'
To be honest, I had no idea what a pulp was, but apparently it's the inside of your tooth, where all the nerve endings make their home, and they don't like to see the light of day. If you've never had a wisdom tooth extracted, the idea of the kind of pain one is in might be lost on you. Needless to say, for the past few days I have been walking around my apartment, face swollen, moaning and spitting up what my brother calls bloody secretions. I know too much information. It's getting better though, the swelling has gone down some, and soon we'll be back in the swing of things barring some unforeseen and quite painful circumstance.
Just a thought, something as small as a tooth can make you ache all over. It might be a stretch trying to make this a spiritual matter, but there is no such thing as a small sin. Even the smallest sin disrupts the natural state of the spiritual being.
Sorry for not posting, couldn't put a thought together if my life depended on it.

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll admit...I've never had a wisdom "truth" extracted. Apparently the drugs are still working :o)
Jeff

"If you've never had a wisdom truth extracted, the idea of the kind of pain one is in might be lost on you."

Anonymous said...

Bro. Michael, continue to mend, we'll wait for you. Always sending prayers for you and your family. Your sister

amy said...

Yes, and even if the least member of the Body is hurting, it affects us all.

May you know the comfort and tenderness of El Shaddai brother Michael!

Anonymous said...

Brother Michael, I'm a dental tech. by trade. I know what you are going through. I've had a couple of wisdom teeth removed myself. Please do yourself a favor. DO NOT overexert yourself for a while. It could start the bleeding again. Otherwise, take the time you need to heal up. I promise, we'll wait.

Bonny said...

I can sympathise, Michael. So true, a tooth is such a tiny but vital part of our body, and a toothache is all-consuming! Take care and get well.

Anonymous said...

We love you, and are praying for you Brother. I think we all need a good spring, with warm breezes, beautiful flowers, and much less pain. Peace and Love in Christ.

a seed sower said...

Awe...hey there's one way to look at it..... at least YOU got teeth....lol...God Bless and keep and heal you young brother...a nice warm cup of Earl Grey tea, with a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and a wee bit of skim milk is what ya need...tea is always good fer what ails ya...Love you. Trusting the Lord to bring a good sermon out of all this inconvenience for you.

rleigh said...

We will be praying for your speedy recovery, and cessation of the pain. Not trying to get spiritual over your aching tooth, but isn't it interesting how intense pain (whether life threatening or not) can demand our entire attention and shut out almost everything else? The enemy will use physical, spiritual, or emotional pain to sideline us and neutralize us. Do you think that given what is coming, what we will be facing as believers, the Father is training us to continue on with unbroken focus no matter what we are experiencing?
We will be earnestly praying for you and your wife during this time of struggle. When one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts!
Blessings in Him--the ever faithful, the one true God, maker of heaven and earth, God of the angel armies--He is ever watching over you and yours!
rleigh

Anonymous said...

Not cool is it. Take it easy and get back when you can.

Elm Street Chapel said...

Sorry Michael,
No fun at all. I pray that all goes well and you have no pain.
L,J,P&HG
Dave

Anonymous said...

Will be praying for you. I go to the dentist tomorrow for a tooth., it really hurts.
Keep us up to date.

God bless you.
debbi