15 December 2011

my nemesis

i had actually been doing pretty well, walking to work most days, remembering my fish oil and vitamins every morning, bringing lunch and not swapping it out for purchased junk, etc. location location location: makes a big difference.

then i started to feel that tickle in the back of my throat that spells sick. so, i gargled, i took buckley's tablets which are usually awesome at warding off the sinus headache and everything else, drank fluids, ate oranges, the whole nine yards.

but these last couple of days have been killer! yesterday my sinuses were killing me at the end of the day, and the ttc cancelled my bus so i had to walk home in the rain, and we ordered thai because usually tom kha kai helps me get through the yuckiness of a cold but the place we usually go to is closed and the place we went to instead (simply called "thai" on st clair) was awful. i went to bed at 7 and woke up at 9:30. bleah.

this morning i felt a bit better, but just as i was on my way to lunch, something terrible happened. something came loose on my braces, and i felt as though i had a safety pin dangling from the roof of my mouth. ugh! and my ortho is away for the month. i imagined struggling through xmas dinner with this mess, and then choking to death in my sleep. thankfully i was able to get someone to see me. my lingual bar had come loose. "save it," said dr carcao, substitute ortho, "it looks like it was custom bent for you." here it is:



and now i have the additional sinus pain i always get after an adjustment. bleah.

still, it's interesting to see what was on the roof of my mouth these past however many months. i could never quite visualise it, but whenever i go to my regular dentist's office for a cleaning, the hygienists all ooh and aah over dr gold's fancy footwork.

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