Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 74: November 9th, 2009

Quote of the Day: "The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership." - Jim Loehr

Okay, the surgery is officially OVER!!!! When I got there the dentist told me that my tooth had grown through into my sinus cavity, and that I would have a hole between my mouth and my nasal cavity that may or may not close. Yay!  I have this big huge lump of gauze in my mouth that makes me sound like Sylvester the Cat when I talk, and after the surgery I found out that I am not allowed to eat for 24 hours minimum.  AFTER not eating breakfast this morning, of course... knew I should have gone to McDonalds and gotten an egg mcmuffin!  I kept the tooth to show Cody what will happen to him if he doesn't start brushing his teeth, too.  I'm going to tell him that if it's this bad with me brushing, what's his going to be like WITHOUT brushing? 
Oh, and as for the rest of the post-op instructions.... I can't blow my nose for a month.  And I'm supposed to sleep with my head elevated. Not sure how I'm going to pull THAT off - guess I'll have to sleep in the recliner.  And I can't drink through a straw, or eat chips, or smoke. Yeah, you heard it... I can't smoke! LOL I had three cigarettes left in my pack when I left the dentist's office, and I finished the pack on the way home and haven't had another cigarette since then. I learned my lesson when I had my wisdom teeth pulled in Japan... I do NOT want to go through the pain of dry socket again!!! So I guess this can be considered day 1 of quitting? Maybe. I am probably going to still smoke, but I'm really going to try hard to cut back.
Oh, and I found out after I got home that Mike and Tiffany's dog Keslyn is having her puppies right now! She has had 5 so far, and I'll be going over there as soon as Tiff gets back from taking her mother up to the casino. Unless it's too late, then I'll just go to bed and deal with it later on.  Tomorrow I have to be down in Wichita Falls at 8:30am to get fingerprinted for the Texas Board of Nursing.... step one of getting my license!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!  It's almost hard to believe that next semester is already it. I'm almost there. I have been so focused on making it "until next semester" the whole time, and now I'm amazed that I'm finally at the point where what's left for NEXT semester is concentrating on making it "until I pass the state boards!" WOOHOOOOOO!

Hey! What happened? Cody's taller than me! Wasn't he just at my knees yesterday????

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