An over reaction

Hi everyone I had a melt down this morning :smiling_face_with_tear:lost part of a tooth . I’m 14 months post stroke doing well with my rehab but I’ve sobbed this morning . I’ve coped with so much but my emotions are all over the place I feel stupid crying over this soz to moan :pensive:


@christine2 oh bless you Christine. We all have those days I’m 19 months coming up and I still do.

No need to apologise we all get it.

Is the tooth front, side or back? Do you need to see a dentist?( if you can get one!)

Hope you can salvage today, I had a few tears this morning if it’s any consolation :wink::joy::joy::joy::smiling_face_with_three_hearts: sending big hugs :hugs: and positive thinking x


Thanku loshy :kissing_heart:yes will ring dentist on Monday hopefully will see me asap . If I can get an appointment :crossed_fingers:an expense we cud do without tho :pensive:. I feel my tears are always bubbling under the surface even on a good day :pensive:u take care hope ur feeling better now too :kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

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@christine2 good word for our tears bubbling on the surface and very true. Thanks you too have a good or better rest of day x

@christine2 sorry to hear you’re feeling emotional. It’s really common to be like that. I always feel like I can burst into tears over nothing in particular. Hope the tooth isn’t causing you any pain.
Take care & hope you feel better soon xxx

Sorry to hear that @christine2, I think your reaction is totally rational, it’s really tough having other challenges and problems thrown into the mix of post stroke. It’s not something us stroke survivors need as we tackle everything else we must deal with. I hope the dentist can resolve the issue at a reasonable price.

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@christine2 feeling emotional is understandable, any little thing can set us off, well it does me, so I understand, hopefully you’ll get the tooth sorted quickly.

Big hugs :hugs:

Oh Christine, this does happen I’m afraid. Everything post stroke is very testing and we can get frustrated over the simplest things. Try to relax more and take short rests during the day. Talk to your gp if you feel things are getting out of control. Counselling may help.

Hi @christine2 …. I spent all morning yesterday crying, just couldn’t stop with all the pressure on me re various life stuff. When I joined the Forum I was wary of sharing things like this … but I have to say, we have such a lovely kind and understanding group of people here and I feel more confident to be congruent … just keep on sharing when you’re feeling in a bit of a state or having a brilliant day, or somewhere in between :hugs:

I really hope you get your tooth sorted out, sending positive wishes there.

And do you have a ‘go to’ list of phone numbers of close friends, someone you can rely on when you feel a meltdown coming on. And of course there’s the Stroke Association Helpline … they can help ….people I’ve rung there have always been so kind, good listeners, and sometimes can signpost you to other helplines as well. I went thru Cancer last year, just before my first Stroke … so I used the Stroke Helpline and MacMillan Helpline, plus any other Helplines I could find and even the Samaritans at points when I was feeling really rough … the latter aren’t just there as a ‘last resort’ but will listen and just let you get all your emotions out, if you’re having a meltdown for example. If you get someone that isn’t receptive just put the phone down and ring again … this is rare though. Also you might be able to get CBT a Counselling Therapy from your GP, which I found really useful last year.

So @christine2, I really wish you well, take some time out, even half an hour and switch off, try not to push yourself to breaking point (I’m working on this by the way and just to distract yourself even for a few moments can really help. I’m getting back into Mindfulness as well … which is not a complicated expensive Therapy. Look it up online if you’re interested.

Anyway, sorry to go on … I really hope you’re feeling better today :sparkles::star::sparkles: and sending lots of sparkling :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles: energy and peacefulness to you :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::star: Anne


Thank you all for your kind words and reassurance . Feeling better now and hubby took me out for a cream tea this afternoon . My tooth isn’t giving me pain atm so I’m grateful for that . Hopefully the dentist will sort me out next week .


Cream Tea … ahhh, now that’s a brilliant idea mmmmmmmm glad ur feeling better. The NHS should perhaps prescribe Cream Teas :slightly_smiling_face:

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Oh now theres an idea…cream tea on prescription :yum::yum::yum::yum:


THanku all again for your replies I’ve got appointment at dentist tomoz afternoon . I played on my stroke a bit to get in … naughty I know . I said i relied on right side to chew since left side of mouth is weak … dear dear so cudnt eat much I’ll never go to heaven haha it’s only an assessment tomoz so will have to go bak again for a filling or crown :flushed: hope ur all ok this morning xx best wishes

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@christine2 great news hope it goes ok. Good idea too, to play on it we don’t get much easily these days hugs Loraine

@christine2 glad you’ve got an appointment. Don’t blame you for playing on your stroke a bit. Hope it’s nothing too costly for you. Xx

Thanku all again for your replies :relaxed: Bin to the dentist and got a temporary filling now next appointment not til the 15 December :flushed: but at least it’s not giving me pain touchwood.


I had my stroke in April and thought i was doing so well , i went back to work after being off since my stroke and yesterday went to the supermarket on my lunch as i was getting to my car my right leg lost all feeling resulting on me falling with the worst fall im black and blue all over , i returned to work and didnt mention it as my employer was trying to pay me off saying im not fit to work , sat there in agony came home that night and burst into tears , life is cruel at time but we shake it off and face another day xx

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I’m so sorry BOnnie to hear you’ve had a fall my crying over a broken tooth was an over reaction but you have good reason so don’t beat urself up but rest today and be kind to yourself sending u best wishes​:kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

Considering what has happened to you Bonnie was pleased you could end your post on positive note. It’s a tough journey ahead for all of us but things do get better.

@Bonnie11 sorry to hear of your fall. Hope you’re not too sore today. Look after yourself xx