Wednesday, January 28, 2009
back to normal
For the past several days I've been in extreme pain from a dumb ole abscessed tooth. It's crazy how such a small thing can cause such big problems. I've always had bad teeth. I brush my teeth more than anyone else I know, yet I'm the one who gets cavities and all the other fun stuff that goes along with bad teeth. Yesterday I had part 1 of a root canal. I think I'd rather give birth again as opposed to having a root canal. I don't know, it's a close call. It was quite comical yesterday trying to eat after the procedure. My mouth and tongue completely numb and feeling thrice their size. I attempted to eat yogurt, but since I could barely open my mouth, most of it when on my face. Thankfully no one was home to see my struggle, so I maintained some dignity (except now I'm telling you about it). I drank through a straw all day, and those little buggers can be annoying when you're trying to chase them with a numb tongue. Then when I finally got the straw and drank in, I could feel only the one side of my face reacting - weird. As the day went on, more and more feeling returned but not completely restored. My kids were watching America's Funniest Home Videos on TV and laughing their heads off, so I thought I would join them. Well, it hurts to laugh after having a root canal, but at the same time it felt good. My son wants us to send in a video of him sumo wrestling, but I told him I think the show is only in syndication, so they're not taking new videos anymore. Oh well, he'll have to make his ten grand some other way. Right now I am enjoying my first cup of coffee in a few days. Ah, the little things in life: laughter, coffee, family. Yep - today is a good day!