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Sleeping, eating and going to therapy pool this a.m....
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      4 comments

So I must be better!!! So glad I can eat without pain and got some real sleep last night. After I finish my breakfast tortilla and coffee I will be cutting out for the warm therapy pool. I haven't been there since Saturday morning and can fee... Read more
Tolerable and better...
Monday, February 15, 2010      4 comments

I wish I didn't have to go to work today but unfortunately I do. Have to see dentist again to do the next stage of the root canal and crown. I joked to my friend that "I can't afford my teeth." The pain is not gone completely and so I w... Read more
ow, ow, ow...
Sunday, February 14, 2010      10 comments

That's what my sister and I say to each other first thing when we call (when we are having problems). Then we laugh....(guess we're wierd that way). It does relieve the symptoms a bit to laugh (however, inappropriately). Great way to c... Read more
Making my dentist richer....
Sunday, February 14, 2010      3 comments

Just had a bridge in front less than 2 weeks ago and now it appears I need a root canal for an abscssed tooth. Killer pain.... I luckily have pain killers and antibiotics to take until I can see him. If the pain becomes unbearable tomorrow he ... Read more
Acid in food and mouth/tooth pain.
Saturday, February 13, 2010      3 comments

So for now, no citrus fruits. I am going to google to find out which foods have highest acid in them so I can avoid them. At present I am totally off "ice cream" and I love it too much, anyhow. Hot, cold and acid foods are culprits and anythi... Read more
Getting some help today...
Thursday, February 11, 2010      7 comments

My hubby and I have a trustworthy friend who will stop by and check on DH in the middle of the day. Be sure he is up, takes his prescriptions, eats lunch and takes him out somewhere and goes for at least a half hour walk. This will be so good ... Read more
Bruxism and night guard....
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      11 comments

So I guess part of my stress reaction is bruxism (grinding teeth, especially in sleep). I luckily took my husband to the dentist yesterday and he took x-rays and could not find cavities or abscesses or anything else. The whole right side of my... Read more
Stress = pain
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      10 comments

My body always gives me increased pain or reduced pain threshold when I am under stress. Yesterday was one of those days when my stress load was extremely high due to issues at work regarding loss of FMLA job protection and feeling that I may b... Read more
Keep your eye upon the donut and not....
Sunday, February 07, 2010      7 comments

Can I show my gratitude for the positives in my life and quit concentrating on the negatives? Will it make me feel better? I hope so.. I remember back in the 1960s a small cafe had a poem on the wall which I liked: As you ramble on t... Read more
Resting, exercising, organizing...
Saturday, February 06, 2010      10 comments

Pretty much covers my goals for today. Would like to finish Chapter 7 of The Spark...should be able to sneak that in. First week of half days at work was difficult especially with bad cough lingering on. Getting 10 hours of sleep a nigh... Read more
Odd schedule...
Friday, February 05, 2010      4 comments

Went to bed last night at 6:30 p.m. Am now wide awake at 1:30 a.m. Will stay up an hour or 2 and then go to gym around 6:00 to get some exercise, steam room and whirlpool to loosen up before going to work. My new schedule at work is 9 a.m. to ... Read more
Still coughing, but feeling better with good rest.
Thursday, February 04, 2010      3 comments

Cough, cough, sputter, sputter....But I am feeling much better and work gets better with each day back. However, thank god it's Friday (tomorrow). I am not disturbing my coworkers so much with my hacking as the new inhaler is helping and I am ... Read more
Saw dr to make sure I don't have pneumonia...
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      4 comments

She said my lungs sound good except for wheezing on expiration so she gave me an inhaler with steroids. I joked to a coworker they should watch for 'roid rage (I am sure he knew I was kdding). I will be able to go to work tomorrow as I am not ... Read more
Not completely well, but returning to work anyhow..
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      6 comments

I still have a bad cough but no fever and I really have to get back to work after my LOA. I am done with the Z-pack and tomorrow will be done with the prednisone. I am bringing my inhaler and lots of cough drops and kleenex. I have to work on... Read more
Worn out from doing nothing....
Monday, February 01, 2010      6 comments

This evening I feel bedraggled from worrying about everything. Haven't done much as far as exercise and haven't made much headway on my recent problems. I feel like I am treading water with no shore in sight. Guess it's some anxiety. I think... Read more

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