I have been able to maintain the status quo on the dental work until the coming week. It maybe getting worse, but the Anbesol seems to hold the pain and discomfort at bay. I quit using the waterpik for now, and I really miss it. I will call the dentist in the morning before I go to the chiropractor, and if he can get me in early enough in the day I will probably do it, and without the valium so that I don't have to worry about getting rides to and from. If I have to wait, then I want to wait until Thursday so I can go to my art class. You can see where my priorities lie at this point in my life, and it is with what brings me joy, companionship, good conversation, and a feeling of trying something new!
I have mentioned my next door neighbor, Ed, in several previous posts. He hasn't looked or moved well lately, and I notice a vehicle has been parked in his driveway for several days & nights now. At first I think they left at night and came back in the morning, but now I see it there most of the time, day and night. Ed really shouldn't be left alone and I guess he's like the crotchety old rest of us who refuse to lose our independence and our homes to go live in a facility somewhere. I shouldn't knock it because I have never been to a retirement or care facility, and who knows how beneficial they might be to some folks.
I've given up on doing anything except the absolute necessities until I get this dental work taken care of. I'm sure it has been working on me for a while and is what has sapped my energy. I was so disappointed when I got on the scale this morning and discovered I lost 2#, and now I'm under 120. Those will be the hardest to put back on, and I've been trying to eat regular meals today, although I know I'm not keeping up the calorie count. It is so disheartening, so since I'm obviously feeling sorry for myself I will cut this off right now. Be back tomorrow in a better mood - promise!
To leave on a comical note: I got showered and dressed this morning and gave myself one last look in the mirror - damned if I don't have a "pouch" on the left side of my face! I look like a squirrel getting ready for winter. (I guess it's swelling.)
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