Pitmom the explanation you gave that loosing teeth and wearing dentures is similar to adjusting to prosthetic. Tell your friends you have lost your teeth how it feels and you need time to adjust.
It’s just that simple. Tell your friends that’s it and how you feel. I have a good understanding of how you feel. Have had three hip joint replacements and knee and they never give back the identity with flexibility as before. It’s a hidden prosthetic and have lost the natural knee joint and hip joints. Can never move in the same way again never mind unable to run. I can walk and have a mobile life and that’s a good thing.
Also loosing my teeth one by one . I don’t think I have much longer until they are all gone only have a few left. It is different to wear new dentures and the loss of teeth is hard to take. Everyone will get it to a certain extent but not really until they experience similarities.
You have been here a long time always cheering everyone else up. This time is my turn to cheer you up .... this feeling is only temporary and like joint replacement implants/prosthesis no one see what we wet thru to gain a normal walk or to have a smile. Take the time you need to adjust And talk with anyone to help them understand. It is your loss it is a way to cope with what you have been thru it takes time to adjust. It’s all new and in time it will be the norm...
Post Edited (Chotti) : 9/5/2020 10:27:41 PM (GMT-6)