Sunday, January 04, 2009
"All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth" or so the song goes. I'll be checking in with a dentist tomorrow! Yea! I hope he's good at this. I leave town in a couple of days and would like to lose the snaggle-tooth look.
I'm feeling better every day. Yesterday I got brave and didn't slather my face with make-up. The whole right side of my face is green. I wore sunglasses in the gym because my eye is still pretty scary. And yesterday, I tested out a few solid foods after being just on liquids for the last week. I can't yet totally close my mouth to chew, but I can grind a little. Oh, I'd love to bite into an apple or even a plum. Can't do either yet. I understand those denture commercials now!
I'm surprised how much still hurts .. and it's been 9 days since my fall. If my cheekbone isn't better in another week, I'll be trying to find a doctor here to help. It looks and feels like I have a cheek implant on my right side. It's no longer puffy and fluid-filled; it's just solid and hard and sore.
But I can walk!! There's so much good news in this. It could have been much worse. I could have really banged up my legs. My knee looks pretty scary still, but I found some flexible large bandages that work really well. Oh and the liquid diet helped me lose the extra holiday pounds. I had to cancel a trip at the end of this month. I really hated to do that, but I think I need to stay focused on healing. It is going to be a super event, so maybe if things go really well tomorrow, I'll sign back up. It seems indecisive, but actually the decision is to focus on me first and the work has to come 2nd for now.
Gotta go for my walk now.