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In Which I Attempt to Rebel With Heavy Metal

Me: “I am listening to heavy metal to assuage my angry feelings.”

Friend: “I’m trying to think of a way to ask what a Homeschooler considers heavy metal without sounding condescending…” 

Me: “Good question. I typed “metal” into Spotify and am listening to something with lots of yelling. I can’t understand any of the words.”

Friend: “You are officially a grandma.”

*5 minutes later*

Me: “My ears really hurt.” 

Some dental resolution

As some of you might recall, my dentist retired last year.  Because of this, even though I’ve had issues with my wisdom teeth, I haven’t really known where to go to get a second opinion. Today my Mom was scheduling her dental appointment at the office with the new dentist and mentioned my problem. Even though she has never met me, Dr. Harris gave me a call to talk through my continued pain and numbness. She also called the oral surgeon and told him to call me about it as well! I definitely didn’t expect such attention and I’m quite grateful for it. The oral surgeon called me after her and I finally got a little resolution. 

While there isn’t much I can do except continue taking ibuprofen, I did learn that the pain is probably muscular and should go away within a few weeks. The numbness should also fade in the next 6 months! While certainly not ideal, it is good to know that my discomfort isn’t totally strange and will eventually go away. Thank you, Mom, for bringing it up and Dr. Harris for doing follow up!


To say I feel better today would be the understatement of the century. Granted, I basically haven’t left my room, but I have been funcitoning all day on limited or NO PAIN MEDS! :O

I feel happier and sleepier and in general more like my old self. Hopefully I will continue in this direction! This is hardly a full recovery, but it is certainly encouraging to feel better. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me! 

more whining about my wisdom teeth 

I am starting to suspect dry rot. I know I have been going on about my wisdom teeth for several days now and I apologize…it isn’t that interesting. However, I haven’t had much else to occupy my mind and only recently have started reading. I called the dentist’s office and the nurse (?) person didn’t seem too worried about my continued pain. In fact, he assured me that since I was a little older, it was natural for me to have a longer recovery time. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. However, from what I have read about it, dry rot might fit the bill…though perhaps not explain why I was bleeding yesterday. 

I am back at the oral surgeon’s on Thursday so I guess I can find out for sure then. However, I really hope it isn’t. Being on this much pain meds makes me positively useless and work starts again tomorrow! 

Day 4

According to the oral surgeon, I should be able to return to work today. Thank goodness it is the weekend and I don’t have to depend on that. I am bleeding again! Different side than before. I don’t know what I am doing, or not doing, that it isn’t healing right. 

I got my wisdom teeth out 4 days ago and I am still in pain and bleeding. Ughhh. I am trying Lipton tea bags to stop the bleeding. Black tea and blood is kind of gross, but even the doctor said this should work. I hope it does! 

Wisdom Teeth Day 3

Yesterday was rough and this morning was awful but I finally have the right pain meds working and I am doing better at the moment. Turns out, I do not handle pain well! My family has been really awesome for putting up with me. I’ve binge watched Arrow, started Flash, completed Dramaworld, and am now trying to figure out how to re-download DramaFever onto the Roku so I can watch some more Korean dramas. I planned on reading more but the TV has done a better job at distracting my numbed mind. 

Wisdom Teeth…again

Day 2 without wisdom teeth unfortunately finds me once again at the doctor’s. I haven’t stopped bleeding. The pain and swelling hasn’t actually been that bad. Doctor doesn’t know what is wrong. Sigh…and now my stomach is upset! 


About a week and a half ago, my doctor diagnosed my shoulder pain as tendinitis. Since then, I have tried to be a good girl and take my medicine and do my stretches; I thought I was getting better. It didn’t hurt as much.

But today…! I don’t know if I did something different yesterday or just slept on it funny but it HURTS, especially my neck and my shoulders. Lying still hurts. Moving sends me snap, crackle, popping. It is like being sore but almost worse because it doesn’t mean I am getting stronger. 

So there it is. Thanks for listening to me whine. I will overcome. I will shake it off and do my best to be upbeat and positive ’cause guess what tonight is…the first night of youth group! Yay! Ouch!