Once upon a time, I was a Lazy Lady. In 2011, I decided to train for a half-marathon and since then, I've done multiple 5ks, a 10k, a few fun runs and the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Please pull up a chair and join me in my continuing endeavor to be healthy, frugal and happy!
My second dentist appointment
was today. After such an easy procedure last time, I stupidly made this
appointment for the morning – I mean, if I am going to be recovering from
getting teeth pulled, I might as well get paid for it while I’m at work!This plan backfired drastically…
One of my FAVORITE Steve Martin roles of all time!
I took J to work at 7, then came
home to get ready. I didn’t know how long the appointment would take, but I
remembered that I wouldn’t be able to eat much afterward, so I made a protein
shake with protein powder, milk and Ovaltine.I figured that it would keep me full for a while.
I got to my appointment and got
numbed up.We were taking out the two on
the left today, and very early on, we all realized that these two would be a
hell of a lot harder than the right two!The top left wasn’t TOO horrible, but for the bottom one, I had to get
more Novocain, and I had to put in my ears and put on my shades because he was
pulling out something called a burr.Basically, he couldn’t get a grip on my teeth, so he had to grind a hole
in them or something so that he could pull them out.I could not shut off my imagination, and came
up with some gruesome visuals for what was going on in my mouth.
E...M... E...T...I...B... - Now Reverse It
Finally, after an hour, both
teeth had been extracted.
Yes, I hurt as bad as I look!
Again, he gave
me a prescription for Lortab. I didn’t make another appointment to come back
because I wasn’t sure when I would be able to. I have to pay off the
extractions first before I come back.I
don’t have any extractions left, but now it’s time to do fillings and crowns –
a.k.a. the expensive parts.
As I did last time, I took my
prescription to Wal-Mart to get filled, but I left it there so that hubby could pick it up after work (I still had the first bottle from two weeks ago
in my purse).
Once I was safely tucked in my
office at work, I took a pain pill.I
figured that it would last most of the afternoon, and be pretty much worn off
by the time I needed to drive home. I had chicken soup (broth only) for lunch,
and some Belgian Chocolate Talenti Gelato. After all this running, I felt
guilty eating half a pint of gelato, but I didn’t have much of an option!
Later in the day, I had a
vanilla snack pack, but I began to feel dizzy, and vertigo was setting in. It
was really weird!I figured it was
because I was hungry, but wondered if it was the meds.I was still in a lot of pain, so I decided to
take another pill at 2.
Once I was home, dinner was
again “Own Thing”. I made a can of Clam Chowder (New England, of course), and, feeling
nauseated and extremely sleepy, I headed to bed by 7pm.