Every Day

Trying To Make The Best Of It

It’s been a rough couple of days. After two hours in the dental chair yesterday, I came home with a numb mouth and nose after having 4 teeth extracted and the temporary partial bridge put in. As the novocaine wore off, the pain set in. I took two tylenol which did absolutely nothing. My daughter in law told me to try some ibuprofen the next time. So before I went to bed last night I did that. 

I slept like a baby. I am normally up anywhere between 3 and 6am in the morning. Today I slept until 7:45am. 

Anyhow last night, I tried to eat some Thai chicken soup. The broth was great but the rice and chicken I couldn’t chew. So broth and some yogurt for dessert was it. 

Today, I feel like someone has hit me with a sledge hammer. So I again took some ibuprofen. It hurts to take the partial out to clean it but I must and then put it back in. The dentist wants me to wear it all day round for the first 48 hours so I am doing that. After 48 hours, I can sleep without it.

The right side of my mouth is not feeling too bad. But the left feels like a sharp needle is pushing in my gum when I chew on that side. My dentist does not work Friday – Sunday. Since I have an appointment on Monday, I will have him check to see if there is a stray piece of bone in there which he told me could happen. This side was where the largest tooth was removed so that may just take more time to heal.

Hubby has been great!  He is doing everything for me. He cooks me a meal and them makes himself a  different meal. This morning he made me eggs with cheese melted on top. It was hard to chew on that left side but I managed. I have to still try to eat the proper protein and other nutrition. Tonight he is going to make me Annie’s Bunny Pasta at my request. I have a few boxes that I keep in the pantry for my grandson. I am hoping it will be soft enough.

Hubby tells me to rest and he is doing every thing that needs to be done. There is only so much resting I can do. So I will be reading some of the blogs that I frequent that I haven’t had time for lately. I will also watch some You Tube videos. 

Moral of this story: Teach your children to take really good care of their teeth from the time they get them. Take good care of your teeth. Otherwise you could end up like me. I grew up very poor so we only were taken to the dentist when we had a toothache. They handed us the toothpaste and told us to use it. There was no such thing as floss in our home. That was the beginning of my downward spiral to a terrific amount of dollars being spent at dentists over my many years. And it just never seems to end. Sure some of it could be genetic but starting off on the right foot when your kids are young gives them a much better chance. 

The other thing I plan on doing today is making a list of the things that I can do to save more money in investments. Also cutting back where I can to reach the goals we have set for the next few years.

We finally have our heat off for good. So I am hunting down the portable fans we have to put in the rooms where we have no ceiling fans. I will have Hubby put a new filter in the furnace. Our goal this year is to keep the A/C off as long as we can but when we do turn it on, we will be ready to go with that new filter. I would like a couple of months without heating and cooling bills.

We continue to eat from our stockpile and always update the inventory spreadsheet. The less money that I spend at the grocery store each week the happier I am. 

I wish you all a great day and weekend.      

14 replies on “Trying To Make The Best Of It”

Hi Liz, this is Chris. Hang in there with your mouth, it does sound painful. I hope the partial will be less painful in the next few days, luckily the mouth usually heals quickly. I am glad your hubby is taking good care of you.

I went to Kroger today for a few items, we didn't need much this week and the mega sale they are having I only got a few things: some cheap shave gel, free toothpaste, and a bag of shredded cheese that I had coupons for. All the other stuff was milk, produce, etc. I saved 33% on my trip, which is good for Kroger, I have a hard time saving 50% or more there any more.

We have something good planned for this weekend. We are going with some of our siblings and their spouses to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Pole Day, which determines the placement of the drivers for the Indianapolis 500. We were able to get special passes from my hubby's college and will also be able to visit the garages, and see the cars up close. The last time we went 3 years ago, my sister in law was even able to have her picture taken with a few of the drivers. We are looking forward to another fun day this year. Have a good weekend and rest as much as you can.

Thanks for your good wishes. Nice shopping you did.

Enjoy your day at Pole Day! It sounds like a lot of fun. I wish you great weather for it.

I just discovered your blog and I am enjoying it so far. I look forward to reading more. I hope you feel better soon. That is definitely no fun.

OH, dear. Your plate is certainly full. I am so sorry for your having painful dental work done.
Please take care, and allow your body to heal.
As always, I enjoy your posts.

My childhood experience with dental care was about like yours. However, I discovered thread for floss because I always got food between my teeth and still do.

Hope you are feeling better! For us, floss is harder for the kids to use, so we use a combination of the waterpik + flossers (they have a handle). We find they are able to more consistently clean. I agree -super important to take care of your health – including your dental health!

Hi Hawaii Planner,

I am each day. Thanks for asking. We have a water pik too and I find that easier for my grandson.It is also really handy for me now to help get the food particles out of my denture and my gums.

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