How I Allowed A Root Canal Let Me Falter
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Around March 11th I started to feel funky... couldn't really pin point it but didn't feel 100%- I was still exercising and eating the best I could. Then around March 15th this funky feeling turned into tooth pain..not blinding but uncomfortable. The pain at this time was at the top right of my choppers. It felt like some food was terrible wedged between two of my teeth. So I flossed and flossed and brushed and brushed-- only to find NO relief. By March 19th I couldn't take it much more, now the pain traveled down into my bottom left jaw- it was jaw pain and at least one of my teeth was ultra sensitive. I could NOT get into the dentist that day. The weekend was a mouth pain hell-- I cannot remember feeling so horrible or the last time that I was in so much pain I cried. Nothing eased the pain at first but then I discovered that an ice pack wrapped in a towel and placed on the outside of my jaw did provide some relief. I wasn't sleeping, eating, exercising (moving at all!). The last time I worked out was that Sunday (the day of ultimate pain). And the week before I worked out only 2 times..... it is now March 27th and I still have not moved my arse! Anyway on the 20th I ended up having an emergency root canal- NOT FUN AT ALL!! So, there goes another lost day- I think this hurt more than giving birth, I really do. Today the 27th is the first day that I felt "normal".
Today I am reflecting because this tooth debacle made me loose my groove with eating and exercising! I have totally faltered and my body is feeling it. Other things were going on at this time... some fun- as I had family come down and visit to see my son in our high school's all school musical. Since I couldn't eat anything that required alot of biting down, I had to have Lobster Ravioli, Shrimp Risotto, Lindt Chocolate Cake, and soft warm breads... I swear I didn't know who I was!! And while that all sounds scrumptious it was all within a short period of time- I had this huge poor me pity party where I felt I deserved some yumminess to make up for all of the horrible pain. It was yummy!! But totally counter productive to my 2011 Healthy Body and Mind commitment I made here in January and really worked at staying tried and true (I did have one too fun weekend but one out of 8 weekends- way better then I ever did before).
So today is my REFOCUSING & RESPARKING Day... I will adjust my goals here and get back to the awesome consistency I was having. I even neglected this website-- I have 31 emails from Sparkpeople to read... I just totally abandon the one thing that made me accountable- and hence the disaster that happened.
Wish me luck as I pull up the boot straps and carry on- making the root canal a blip in my adventure.