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Saying Too Much often yields to A Setup

In Communication, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on December 10, 2018 at 8:19 am

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A genius R.E.M. once said:

Oh, life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I’ve said too much
I set it up…”


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A wise Qui once said:

“Stop talking
and focus on your walking.

Things will never let up
if you’re constantly trying to “setup.”

Whatever crazy off-the-cuffs that you want to divvy — DON’T DO IT.
Your future is always in the building stages – please don’t screw it.

I suggest we zip our lips, raise our arms and waive mo.’
I suggest working on an unspoken vibe; take notes from PEYO:


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Peyo says nothing at all and wordless compassion is the perfect ‘get up.’
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee. From blah-conversation please do break free to avoid a future setup.”

TMJ and Surgery Day

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 8, 2018 at 9:20 am
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Surgery was on the lower rather than on the top.  EASY!

Ever since April of this year, I have been bracing for Winter, when I would have oral surgery. Braces were installed on my teeth in April and the journey began to correct my lower crossbite issue.

I entered into this journey knowing full well that braces would not solve my TMJ issues and that my Oral Surgeon had suggested Double-Jaw surgery; taking a hacksaw to the roof of my mouth to move my upper teeth forward just a bit and then sustain the position with titanium screws. This procedure would leave me with a more perfect “bite” position and a more perfect bite may help lessen my TMJ symptoms, that include chronic pain in the face, neck, & shoulders, and 7-day migraines. It’s also good for yielding a limited ability to open your mouth for food or otherwise.

After doing extensive research and traveling the states looking for a TMJ resolve, I found that there is none. Not even surgery is a fool-proof way to halt the pain associated with involuntary teeth-grinding. Still, I was willing to give it a go, knowing full well there would be an 8-week recovery that includes no solid food for about 4 of those weeks. Which is precisely why I went all in on Halloween and Thanksgiving. I knew Christmas would catch my mouth wired and the pounds melting off, as my body will decide to eat its own fat because my mouth will be pizza deprived.

I’ve had plenty of time to think about surgery. If not in April when they installed my brace, then how about in September when I started to get this lovely underbite? It’s quite noticeable.

A few weeks ago I woke up and didn’t want to have surgery anymore. It just dawned on me that TMJ has a whole host of pains associated with it including 7-day migraine sessions. Why then would I add to my pains the 8-weeks of healing from major a surgery that still may not resolve the TMJ?  Post-Double-Jaw surgery its very common to start having “seasonal pains” where the screws are bolted.  Seasonal pains!? I researched the cons of wearing titanium and I don’t feel the pros outweigh the cons for me. I do not want to add to my pain bank during my sincere effort to lessen it by having surgery. What can be done at this point? I began to wish that I had more teeth on the upper row to override my new protruding underbite. I wished hard.

No manifestation.

I took my ideas to my Orthodontist a week ago and shared my regenerative wish with one of her assistants who replied, “That’s easy to do; to make your top teeth fit slightly over the bottom teeth. But it’s a cosmetic procedure, and not comparable to surgery.” The Orthodontist came in and clarified that by removing two of my molars from the right and left side of my lower teeth would resolve the underbite situation cosmetically but won’t heal me of TMJ.

NEWS FLASH,” I yelled out! “That’s exactly what my surgeon said:  “Surgery may or may not heal me of the TMJ issue.””

So what’s the difference?” The Orthodontist left the decision completely up to me.

Life is about choices. There will be blood – one way or another, but it doesn’t have to be by hacksaw.

Eureka!

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So I had mouth surgery the other day.
I forwent the hacksaw for a two-tooth parlay.

Call me cosmetic, call me simple, but I won’t be crappy.
Not succumbing to titanium screws is what’s making me happy.

Now, I will have to wear these braces for another year.
But at least my skull will be originally intact; ear-to-ear.

Now I just have to do something about all of that Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dressing that I ate.
Good thing I’m feeling Invictus; I can control my calories. I can control my fate.

I’m exercising today. It’s a beautiful morning, I’ll start with brushing my teeth,
I’m Qui
Dealing with TMJ; braces yield fewer migraines and there’ll be no hacksaw for me.

Oui-Oui!!!

NEWS PERUSE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Sports on December 5, 2018 at 6:43 am

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Good morning good people and how do you do?
Let’s talk about the stock market for a minute or two.

The market is so volatile. One minute it’s up and the next minute it’s down.
I do believe this predictable breeze indicates instability -much like the pound.

Yes, there’s enough concern to go around. This peruse is about world news.
Good morning love – what are your thoughts on Mueller’s memo hue?

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Mueller concluded ‘No jail time, yo!’ 🤪

I suppose by sitting with the SPO and not lying
means prison will not see Flynn dying.

That’s good news in his camp and a lesson to us all,
that if your foundation is full of lies – you will indeed fall.

This is a good time to ask if you’re still praying.
What’s that? You’re not? Child, I know you’re playing.

You can’t afford to not pray
if you intend to win the day.

Come on, now!
I know you know how.

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Speaking of, please send a prayer up for 41‘s survivors and kids.
He had a date upstairs with a beloved little Miss.

His daughter Robin preceded both he and Barbara to the gates.
George HW Bush arrived at age 94, and somehow he still wasn’t late.

I wish a long ‘bye-bye’ to be every good man’s fate.
President GHW Bush:  For your service, I appreciate.

President 41 is beloved in the south.
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God bless the Saints – the way that they came a-marchin’ in.
God bless the Cowboys Defense who put the Saints Offense to an end.

The Cowboys pulled another win.
Thank God. Amen and amen.🙏🏾

What more can I say? I miss checking in with you on worldviews.
It’s the last month of the year, perfect time for a NEWS PERUSE.

Wouldn’t you say?
Now get on out there and win the day!

Get on out there and be kind to both friend and foe.
Remember Karma follows you everywhere that you go.

karmasYou know that.
The news is the news but Karma is fact.

Do not test that. It can enlighten or it can darken your view,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. This is not tea but a 2018 NEWS PERUSE.