Posted in From Al & Libbie, Updates at 12:16 pm by Libbie

Just a quick note to let you know that the correct part of my mouth went numb on the first shot today, and was good and deadened with the second one. Hurray! Thank you so much for praying.

The tooth was indeed inflamed inside. (The dentist showed me in the mirror how the drilled out crater of my tooth was actually bleeding when she removed the old filling—a pretty wild thing to see. I don’t really think of teeth bleeding…) In the end, she did a root canal, pulling the nerve out by the roots. This means that I won’t be bothered by pain in it ever again. Hallelujah!

A root canal is a multi-step process, so I’ll have to go back in a few weeks for the next stage, but then they only have to numb the gums, not the whole jaw, so I have no dread of that. They can do anything they jolly well like to that tooth, since I won’t feel a thing. Wee-hee!

I may reflect more later on this, but I have to leave now to drive Alden to Camp Joy (a camp for handicapped people of all ages, where our youth group is helping out this week), and I wanted to let you know right away that things went wonderfully well today.

God is merciful!



  1. judi said,

    June 19, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    oh joy, libbie! that’s great to hear, God is gracious! thanks for letting us know, i did pray for you today and wondered how it went.


  2. Becky Wilson said,

    June 19, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so happy to read this report.

    Thanks for the update. As a friend of mine recounted to me today, “God is in the details”. Thank you for letting us know again how this is so.


  3. Julie Kong said,

    June 20, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Libbie, so glad to hear this news! I will be happy for you all day.

  4. Jan Kreft said,

    June 20, 2006 at 3:05 pm

    Have been a bit distracted and missed reading the blog for a couple of days. What a joy to read of Becky’s graduation and the successful root canal removal. I do pray that the change in the treatmen regimen will bring some much needed relief. Will continue praying for yout guys. Thank you for your ongoing witness, it’s a treasure. Luvya!

  5. Craig Combs said,

    June 20, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    So delighted for you that this tooth thing is finally moving to closure.
    These small things (by eternity’s measure) are really quite big from where we sit, and God’s grace in them is also big. I am glad.

  6. donna b said,

    June 22, 2006 at 8:01 am

    Oh Libbie, Girl–I am feeling the relief with you. Thank you, Jesus. My teeth are the only good thing on my body–and I am grateful to the Lord for that. The husband says if we can all keep one working body part we can make up one whole person that functions. I will be the teeth and can premasticate people’s food for them. I would deem it an honor to be your teeth. Altho–from the sounds of it, things should be in good working order in some weeks from now. But, you know, I am on call for you 24/7. Continuing to uphold you all before the Throne of Grace. Wonderful to read about Becky’s graduation! Love to you all, donna b

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