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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Day one of ten!

Well, dental drama notwithstanding, I'm off work for the next 10 days! Yay me! Gregg has to work late today, but then he's done, too!

Last night I woke up in pain, again, and finally had to break down and start taking the antibiotics the dentist prescribed. They said that I would only need to take them if I noticed pressure or swelling....well, I had both. And some pain, too.

I had hoped to be able to pass on the antibiotics, because I always have not-so-pleasant side effects from them, but my cheek was swelling and every time I bend over I feel this throbbing pressure in my gums above the root canal site. I called the dentist this morning and they confirmed that I need to take the antibiotics.

I'm so glad we decided to postpone our trip. Ongoing pain and swelling is not a recipe for a happy vacation. Hopefully the antibiotic will soon work and the last of this pain will be over. I really want the chance to enjoy next week, at least. Thank goodness I have pain meds to help me through!

Edited later to add: after two cups of coffee, another antibiotic, and some pain medicine, I feel like my normal cheerful self again. It's a gorgeous day outside...and I suddenly got the idea that I want to go shopping for a new summer dress to wear on Sunday for our anniversary. So I'm going shopping. :) Have a nice day, everyone!

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  1. So glad things are looking good, that sort of thing is never much fun.....happy anniversary and happy vacation😄

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  2. Shop but don't drop! I hope you found something beautiful and cheerful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I did! A long flowing skirt with an hibiscus pattern...paired with a silky black tank top. It's cheerful and made me smile, so I bought it.

      Then I got 3 new pairs of shorts, too. I was sadly lacking in nice looking shorts.

      :)

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  3. A new summer dress is a good way to celebrate. I sent you a letter yesterday. Don't over do activities though, get enough rest so healing occurs.

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    1. Thanks, Terra!

      I was hoping to send you a postcard from the Outer Banks next week. But maybe I'll end up sending one from someplace a bit closer to home.

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  4. Sorry you missed your vacation but have fun enjoying your relaxing time at home.
    Hope your tooth feels better soon.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you! I've decided not to let a missed trip ruin our anniversary! :)

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  5. I hope the pain has subsided for good and that the antibiotics are continuing to do their job. I have been flicking through online summer dress catalogues and have seen a few nice little numbers that would suit you. I spotted this reduced beauty at Walmart - The Sleeveless Crossover V Neck Floral Print Empire Waist Maxi Dress White S - only $24.41.

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    1. I try to avoid Walmart on principle.

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  6. You must be very disappointed but it was wise to postpone your trip. I remember having to take antibiotics and painkillers when I had my root canal done, it takes a while for things to settle down. Enjoy your time off from work and have fun wearing your new clothes.

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words. :)

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  7. The Hibiscus print skirt sounds lovely - will you show us a picture of your new outfit?
    I hope you're not in pain anymore, and can fully enjoy your week off with Gregg without being in a painkiller-induced haze!

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    1. I will post a picture of the outfit! The skirt is very long, but cool. I'm looking forward to wearing it, but first I need to find new sandals to match...and maybe a hat, too. :)

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