While my latest card says to Dream and Be Happy… I’m trying to find the balance between discomfort and ”darn that hurts” It is distracting. On talk show radio today while driving around from errand to errand… (I was being productive) there was a feature on how Emergency rooms are having to deal with dental emergencies, and are not equipped for the problems they are seeing.
It seems there are many people for one reason or another don’t go to a dentist, and then suffer terrible pain at some point when they encounter a severe tooth problem.. ie. they need a root canal etc. They are in so much pain, the doctor says they can’t answer a question properly the pain has distracted them so much.
As I listened, and wondered, hmmm is the pain subjective? I myself was caught by a sudden burning sensation in my right ear. Ooohhhh that hurts as I put my hand up to the ear, trying to sooth it with some warmth from my hand. Then I remembered that the dentist had told me that I had the equivalent of a sprained ankle in my jaw.. and I was to rest the jaw, not chew down on foods that would stress the jaw. He said “it is a warning sign” that if I didn’t take care of the situation now.. it could lead to bigger problems.
Even suggested a mouth guard.. yes … a mouth guard… and he gave me an estimate of the cost for such an appliance. Oh dear… I recall making a mental note, to **try to talk less =^_^= ** ** refrain from eating pistachios for a while** and try to eat foods that were easy on the jaw, like soups, etc. The discomfort was an instant reminder that I have not been following my “good intentions”
Even the finding of great fancy scissors that another crafts person parted with and a wonderful discounted bargain price failed to take my attention away from the “raging” ACHE in my jaw.. which shows itself through the ear.
So.. my obvious lesson today, is to stop being lazy .. and stubborn.. lazy, not taking the time to make and eat homemade soup that is nourishes and soft and easy on the jaw.. stubborn, thinking that I did it for a few days and that was enough, I knew better??? Wot! So if I have a discomfort, whose fault is it??………………….MINE
It is called owning the decisions we made and the results of……
the results of cleaning my brushes on the back of a book… liked it so left it that way the black is gesso