I thought I should be able to chew even soft things by now. It has been 10 days. I called the dentist, who told me that bone infections are very difficult to get rid of, sometimes it takes years to get rid of them. I just sighed. It sure seems to pour all at once. The heart problem, then oxygen, then being told I couldn't get medical treatment anymore, then jaw infection/cracked jaw with extraction, with pain that not even morphine is taking care of. I can't eat or sleep much, also things needed for healing, so that is delaying healing also. If bone infections can stay for years, I am HOPING that maybe part of my worsening health has been due to the bone infection, and that when we get the infection cleared up, maybe I will feel better than I have in a long time! Maybe that has been the source of my face pain all these years, and maybe it will go away! Well I can hope, anyway. I was hoping to lose some weight from not eating, but no such luck, because again my body thinks its starving so it won't burn any fat or calories. I'm really really tired of this. I think that knowing that I can't get medical help has made the pain worse. When I knew that I could get help if it got too bad, the pain seemed easier to bear. I'll go to my family Dr. tomorrow to see if there's anything he can/will do that the specialist refused to do.