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Goodbye July -- If you're going through Hell, keep going.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Okay, it's a little late to get to that, but I still had some July hangover and so here it is today. July goals were all shot to pieces. I didn't expect the really hot weather to hit until August (my, wasn't I surprised) and I really mind the heat. I tried not to complain ovemuch, but I tend to get ill when the nighttime temps don't get below 70, so I was kind of miserable for those two weeks.

Right as temps returned to normal, the terrible tooth reasserted itself and was joined by a mild sinus infection, so I experienced some of the worst non-surgical pain I've ever known. It finally sent me looking for the dentist. It turned out my dentist doesn't take my new insurance, so I had to go looking for a new one. That actually turned out well. Back when I was working in medical waste (the business, not the waste) I had a client whom I particularly enjoyed serving, and I promised myself that if I ever had need of a new dentist, I'd look her up. Happy day, she takes my insurance and new patients. So, Friday I had the offending tooth removed and experienced even more pain. I once read someone who described a pain as "exquisite". I think he must have been a masochist. There was nothing exquisite about this. It was horrendous. I called the dentist and had a prescription for something stronger called in and can say today that I am in better shape than I've experienced for several weeks. At least I feel more like talking. BTW, the dentist is phenomenal.

On the upside, I've kept all my morning walking dates with J. The scale has been my friend, though I confess I haven't really felt much like eating...or cycling. Sorry Joe. I didn't mean to leave you hanging, I was just kind of self-absorbed. I'm ready for another ride whenever our schedules match up.

DW is becoming a full-fledged Sparker. She's started walking herself. (Not at 5 AM, though. She's not quite ready for that). Sometimes with me, but often without needing me. Good on her. We got her Spark Page partly set up (I forgot to set a profile pic. Need to fix that). It's set to private, so send a request. I warned her to watch for my friends. And she's taken an interest in the Spark recipes. Now, THAT, I'm looking forward to.

I learned an important lesson through all of that. Gastric Bypass patients are not to take NSAIDs. They can encourage ulcers and surgical scars a prime starting point. What I can take wasn't cutting it, so I supplemented. Well, I more than supplemented. Bad idea. Don't take more than the recommended dosage. It isn't pretty. If it's that bad, just see the doctor and be done with it.

So, I'm feeling better, Just a twinge in the jaw now and again as the remaining infection is defeated, and my sense of humor is returning. A new Doctor Who has been named (not making any judgments until I see him in the role) and Baby Girl is coming home for a visit two days next week. Number one is planning a trip. She's just working out the logistics, because she wants to use the trip to visit her Pappy, as well, and I live between them.
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    So happy the tooth pain could be taken care of.

    I'm a Dr. Who fan too - I'm rather excited about the new Doctor.
    1929 days ago
    So happy to see your blog!
    Really glad that tooth nightmare is over. (All that infection and inflammation fall out in a system is just never a good thing)
    Enjoy the visit with the Book and the Book Ends!
    I am going to send 57MICE a friend request. Will she be interested in joining the Gastric Bypass Team?
    Best Blessings Big Bro!
    1930 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I also HATE hot weather!!! It's kinda weird this summer tho, now that I've lost 93 lbs, I'm not as miserable as I always was. Who knew? I was always so suspicious of those who claimed to be hot weather lovers.

    Altho I'm glad to be off my weight-related illness meds, my philosophy on pain meds (for legitimate use) has always been 'Better living thru chemistry!'


    I'm glad you're feeling better and getting your awesome sense of humor back!

    I'm also looking forward to some winning Spark recipes!

    Happy Day!
    1931 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    Tooth pain is THE worst! I'm glad you finally found a good dentist and good meds:) and are feeling better!
    1931 days ago
    Have a great month
    1931 days ago
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