I can't believe it's almost been a month since I last blogged.
My best friend has been gone almost a month, and I miss her. It's weird that she's not around the corner anymore. My brain hasn't completely registered that she's not here anymore. I want to give her stuff that I have that she would want that is usually perishable, so mailing it to her isn't an option. I'm glad that she's still alive and able to chat.
Oh my gosh, the second half of my root canal was absolutely HORRIBLE. HOLY SMOKES BATMAN, it was BAD. I went in on a Friday morning feeling pretty good. I only got two shots instead of three like the I had for the first part. I was numb and the only time it hurt was when he (root canal guy) was closing up the hole. When the Novocaine wore off, I was in pain. I called the dentist office on Saturday morning, and they said it was normal. I went and filled my antibiotics because I didn't want to be in pain like the first time and I was already hurting. Around 4 PM, I called the dentist office again because it was seriously hurting, but they said it was normal and not to take the antibiotics. I didn't listen and took the antibiotics immediately because it seemed to help last time. I was also taking Motrin and Tylenol about 3 hours apart from each other. By 8:00 PM, I was in so much pain that I had tears rolling down my face and I couldn't even talk. I'm so thankful that I had Vicodin left over from my surgery, so I took a half; then awhile later, I took another half. I couldn't even lay in my bed because it throbbed so much. I woke up Sunday and called the dentist right away. She (regular dentist) was about 7 hours away, so she couldn't come in and see me. She told me to take the Vicodin and to see her on Monday morning. Thankfully, each day has gotten better and now it's completely back to normal. I need to get a crown next month. Apparently, my case was very abnormal and rare because my root was so inflamed that it was spasming and bruising the nerve.
The three of us have gone back to school. We're still trying to get our routine situated, but we are still having a heck of time waking up in the morning. I'm taking my first two online classes. I really need to be more disciplined on reading my book and preparing myself for my tests, assignments, and quizzes. I'm glad that I love the subject because it makes it easier.
The biggest news that I'm most excited about is my weight and my Dr. Pepper addiction. In June, I wrote that I was close to 160 lbs and that my pants were no longer fitting me. One day, when I stepped on the scale and it screamed.... no just kidding, but it went to 161 lbs. I was definitely hovering around 160 for at least a month or so. It didn't help that I would buy a large Coke from McDonald's and sometimes have a can of Dr. Pepper later that day and eat taffy or gummy bears. So, when school started for my kids, I decided that since there was a 45 minute gap from dropping off my son and having to get my girl to school, we would walk at the park for a half an hour. It's up hill with stations to do different exercises. I have been thinking all summer long that I would love to stop drinking soda, but I continued to drink it. On this past Monday, I noticed that I only had one can of Dr. Pepper left, so I decided that I would drink it if I really needed it. I knew that I didn't want to have caffeine withdrawals, so I made unsweetened iced tea. It has been four days since I've had a soda! I'm eating less crap and I'm moving more. I was very happy to see that the scale numbers this morning. I'm down to 155.4 pounds. I know that losing one to two pounds is very healthy and the odds are in your favor to keep the weight off. I still have the last can of Dr. Pepper in the refrigerator.
All in all, I'm feeling better!