Today has been an excellent day for me in the realm of feeling healthy. This morning, while driving/riding to Tennessee with my dear lady friend, we stopped at McDonald’s to grab a bite to eat. This was the first day that I have been able to eat. I ate a bit of oatmeal and chased it with a large Orange Juice. Dang if it wasn’t delicious. Feeling my oats (pun intended) we went on to the flea market. After making the drive/ride back, I stopped by my parents to wish my mother a happy birthday. She had cooked pork, gravy, butterbeans and cornbread. I really wish I had teeth at this point. However, I ate gravy and rice and washed it down with my first glass of sweet tea since surgery. It was also delicious.
Thankfully, my surgery was a success. After suffering for over a year with a toothache, I am finally pain free. Granted, the VA decided to take all of my teeth to avoid having to pay out for long term care, but at this point I don’t have a choice. It is done and I no longer cry like a big baby. Losing 32 teeth in a day is a phenomenal shock to the system. I can hear the teeth being broken in my sleep. Having my gums filed hurt like no pain I have ever experienced before. However, it was the shot into my upper gum below my nose that made me search for what was left of my discipline. I have never hurt so bad in my life.
My pain now is tolerable and it seems like I am getting better every day. I am grateful to have wonderful people in my life that stands by me. To cap off of a wonderful week of surgery, I also turned 46 yesterday. What a way to end a painful week. I don’t feel older or younger, I mostly just feel tired. Psychology states that if you focus on your issues, you will have more issues. So, I am choosing to look at the positive. I am in less pain, and I haven’t completely lost my looks. My weight is decreasing as well, so I really have nothing to complain about.
You guys have a wonderful evening/morning/afternoon. I will catch up with you later.