Thursday, January 24

Can I ever eat again?

I am over the strep, pretty much. My throat will still hurt sometimes when I yawn, but otherwise it's all good. The problem I have now is my wisdom teeth. See, my wisdom teeth are partially erupted (through the gums halfway). They've been that way for at least 5 years. Long ago the dentist told me I should have them removed soon. Life got in the way and I never got it done. It was never convenient.

Fast forward to now. Mike and I have budgeted for wisdom teeth removal this year, but the dentist said I should wait until I'm not breastfeeding anymore due to the meds I might have to take. So I was putting it off again. I think what happened is the strep infection got into the open gums. So I can't have any food with any kind of flavor (salt BURNS!) or any kind of texture or it kills to chew. On top of that, I have 2 canker sores on my tongue and my gums are swollen. I feel like I just HAD my wisdom teeth out. Now I was on the antibiotics for strep, so I assumed they would help with any other infections I had. Not so far...

I had a dentist appt last Thursday to get 2 fillings but they called me and cancelled it. It was rescheduled for this past Tuesday. Because I was sick all weekend, I didn't make arrangements for child care. So I had to reschedule yet again. I will go next Tuesday and hopefully they will be able to do something about the pain besides just tell me "Get those things REMOVED, for goodness sake!"

In the meantime, I am eating yogurt, applesauce, the occasional noodle with a little butter and cheese. And Slimfasts. My weight loss should be phenomenal.

7 comments:

Keri Donald said...

What a poopie way to have to lose weight.

(haha... my "word verification" word is "tvgeto")

Rhiannon said...

I have the same problem, the wisdom teeth part, not the strep. I was told several years ago to get them out, still have them. I think I will do it this summer, if I am not preggo!

Brittany said...

I need mine out also...and I keep putting it off because I have no money and no insurance. Sometimes I think they just make up procedures that we "need." I mean, am I really supposed to believe that during the 1800s people got their wisdom teeth removed??? You know whta, I bet they didn't, and they were just fine!

Nikki said...

I also postponed getting my wisdom teeth out for like 10 years, but I finally did it last year and it was no big deal. I went under, didn't feel a thing, didn't have a painful or long recovery. Hopefully you'll get them out soon and won't have this problem again later. It does not sound like fun!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Christina said...

Uggh...feel better soon. I had mine out also. It will be nothing compared to what you've already been through.

Chelsi said...

I had mine surgically removed when I was young & Kyle had his out about 8 years ago. His recovery was a bit longer than normal because two were impacted, but from what I remember he was back to work in a few days. Hope you can schedule it soon and feel better!

Fred Collinsworth said...

That does not sound like a fun situation. Getting them removed will not be a problem, but the recovery can take a bit out of you. And yeah, it's for the best to let that wait until you're not breastfeeding anymore.

Well, consider the weight loss as a consolation.