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Breakthrough!!/ I'll be gone for a few days so...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I'll be gone for a few days from SP due to oral surgery (my hubby says I won't want to do anything for a few days) So I thought I'd post now.

I did not work out today and am not going to (thank you for your comments and concern!) My back is still a little sore, and I get twinges every now and then, so going to wait to make sure it is okay. (I may sneak in some sitting strength training).

Oral surgery. Oh boy. I've been pushing it to the back of my mind so I won't worry about it. I had a root canal while I was in the military, but they failed to put a crown on it, didn't tell me it needed anything more, and left it like it was. So of course, 8 years later, here I am with a broken tooth. I will never eat those rice crackers again, I associate them with the feeling of my tooth falling apart. Ick. It broke so close to the gum that they are going to have to cut it out, so that means oral surgery. It doesn't hurt, unless I accidentally bite on that side. And it's the main side I chew on... so it hurts quite frequently, but not much as it isn't a 'live' tooth (thank goodness!)


I feel... Happy!

No truly, I'm actually happy, like for reals. A little joyous even.

I don't feel extraordinarily anxious over anything, even with the oral surgery tomorrow.

And did I mention that I'm barely taking any anxiety meds at all?

Thanks to a mix up at the pharmacy, I was unable to refill my meds last Thursday. The doctors office is horrible at getting back to you, and we didn't know it was a pharmacy mix up at the time, so I started rationing my anxiety med and decided to only take it if I needed it. I took it only twice in the past 6 days!!!!!! You have to understand how astounding it is, I take it three times a day with a fourth available in case I need more, my anxiety has been that severe.

And I feel content. I wrote this big long spiel about it that was TMI, I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say I've been too wrapped up in stuff to be able to really enjoy life, be content. Till now. My husband called, like he does every afternoon, and when I answered the phone, he told me how I sounded so much better. I know he meant getting over the head cold, but I was like, wow, yes, I AM better. My outlook, my mood, the way I feel, is so much better.

You've no idea how big a breakthrough this is for me. I'm not on cloud 9, I'm not manic. I'm not giddy. I'm content. And happy. And it's pretty grand emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD14651201
    1532 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like you are doing great, except for the oral surgery. emoticon I hope that went well.
    1532 days ago
    Wow you are certainly on top today so glad you are able to cut back on medicine
    Next month I will ask for something more powerful I snap peoples heads off and don't like my negative moods
    Get well soon emoticon emoticon
    1533 days ago
    Oh to feel...happy! I am joyous that you are. My teeth are soft; I don't know how many have been broken - some more than once. You'll do just fine.
    1534 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14387431
    Get well soon!

    1534 days ago
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    1534 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon
    1534 days ago
    Will be praying that all goes well with the oral surgery. Glad you are going in with a positive frame of mind...that always helps with the healing. emoticon
    1534 days ago
    First of all THANK YOU FOR SERVING!!

    I don't know how anyone can be happy facing Oral Surgery, but best of luck, and let understand that you aren't supposed to come home, do a 5K, wash the dishes, scrub the floors and be Superhuman- LOL.. I know as a Mom we feel we do need to be super human, but limit yourself to maybe unloading the dishwasher and having some soup :)

    I am glad you aren't needing the anxiety medicines. They are nice when necessary, but as you know exercise is even better. Even when we can't do a bunch, it is still better.

    Content and Happy- now that is a good thing!!

    Praying for your surgery to be blue skies and fair seas.

    1534 days ago
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