The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 19

Today's entry is coming really early while I still feel like doing it!

I had my surgery this morning, and it was not as bad as I anticipated, it never is. I needed the bone saw again to cut the tooth up before it could come out, but he didn't shave my jaw bone like last time so the pain is...so different. No where near as bad. I mean, yeah I have pain, but last time it was all I could do not to freak out. The tooth gave the surgeon a little trouble, but he handled it. There was still puss and infected tissue he had to drain and remove too. He settled my mind though when he told me I was right not to try and save this tooth. I have stitches and a giant hole in my gums, but its gone and I am relieved! I have lived with that infection for months! They let me take home the pieces of my tooth, which I will get pictures of when my husband gets home. I even have the metal rod that was put in my tooth during a root canal when I was 16 or so.

My food hasn't been great today, which I knew was going to be the case. I can only have soft foods for the first 24 hours, and I didn't plan well for the time. I haven't gone over my points but it's okay, that is what the weekly points are for, and I have a crap load of activity points. I also can't use straws!! This is the part that kills me. I use straws in everything.

So no gym today and maybe not tomorrow, but its really okay to take a break after a bone saw has been used. I'm going to sit here on the couch with my kitties.

I went to my Weight Watchers meeting today! Yep, right after surgery. There isn't really any exertion involved in stepping on a scale so I figured I could not let myself get away with missing that unless I was in debilitating pain (which I really was when I had my wisdom tooth removed).

I lost 4 pounds! And I finally know what my weight was: 427.8. That's right, 10 pounds heavier than my previously recorded highest weight ever. That's okay though, I am already 4 down.

Onward!

4 comments:

Rettakat said...

From one stitched up mouth to another: I hope you heal fast and have minimal pain!

And congrats about the 4 lbs down, that's great. :-) Kudos to you for going.

Enz said...

Yep, kudos to you for going!!! And great job on the loss. Keep at it.

~New Year,New Me~ said...

Ouch just seeing you talk about the bone saw makes my mouth hurt. Way to go on still going to a meeting.

Scarlet Simple said...

Thanks so much guys. :)