Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Felt a little better today, but not great. Hopefully, though, I'll feel much better when I wake up in the morning. In any case, this is not going to turn into a me-whining-about-dental-pain blog.
Have a great Wednesday.
9:30 AM update:
I slept better last night and was able to sleep late since I have to work at 10:00 AM. The cough syrup numbed the pain enough for me to go to sleep for most of the night. The brackets are more pokey than I remember, so I'm going to have to wax some irksome spots before I spend the workday on the phones. I'll probably make and receive in the range of 100 calls today, so I won't spare the wax horses. If I recall correctly, last time, I only really had to wax the braces at the beginning and I seem to recall that the skin inside your mouth becomes tougher and more inured to the pokey-outy bits.
Soft foods for me right now. This is the first time in my life I've been in so much pain that I have almost no appetite-- probably a good thing in a way-- but I don't foresee eating anything but soft stuff for the near future. Yesterday I had some oatmeal and a couple of meal-in-a-can type things, and a bit of canned chili. Yes, canned chili. It has come to this. It actually wasn't bad, though, and it felt nice to eat something with protein. I predict there's a lot more canned chili in my future.
I toughed it out and worked through the end of my shift yesterday. I'm actually proud of myself for this, because I was very tempted to ask the bossman to cut me loose. Still, I had customers to attend and much of that distracted me from the pain. For the most part, my speech is not greatly impacted, with my S sounds slightly more sibilant being the most pronounced effect. No one reported difficulty in understanding me. I also hied my arse in to bellydancing practice, so I got in a little exercise, too, and for a bit I was laughing with the ladies. It's amazing how therapeutic that can be, isn't it?
My front teeth are sorest at this point, and that is a huge improvement, because I thought those molars were never going to settle down and stop screaming. This sucks, but it's for the cause-- please don't think for one minute I'd put myself through anything like this for cosmetic reasons. More on that very soon. Tonight I'm procuring a WaterPik-- even when they are clean, I feel like there's crap lodged up in there.