Last month was terrible. I can’t believe it’s already March. But I’m happy February is behind me. A friend (Daisy) said the difference between 2020 and 2021 is 2021 has bangs. When she said that, I thought I’d die laughing. But February was a downhill month because of my own doing. I decided to have some dental surgery. I’ve dealt with Trigeminal Neuralgia for over 30 years. I’ve had four surgeries for it. The last one really was probably the one that has given me the best relief. Not perfect but much better. But 30 years of having that sort of pain meant sticking a toothbrush in my mouth was a sadistic endeavor. It created havoc on my teeth. I had several teeth that shifted and two became loose. It’s amazing that I managed to keep a front tooth that I could move with my tongue. So since I’ve put most of my trigeminal pain behind me, I talked to my dentist and decided to fix my smile. Surgery!
It didn’t go as planned. I had to have more surgery! Now this normally isn’t a big problem except I’m allergic to Novocaine. I’m not one to complain, in fact, I’m pretty good with pain. But this was unreal. They had to fix/change the structure of the bone in my mouth. Omigosh! That was horrible!
So… I go to my dentist and get my temperature taken, gargle with peroxide, get my hands squirted with hand sanitizer, etc. But after some bruising, swelling, etc. I’ve gotten my teeth fixed and that front tooth is solid. I can actually bite into a sandwich. I intend to try an ear of corn. I think my dental surgery is over. Everything seems to be fine. I might get braces on my lower teeth. I can handle that.
Also I managed to get both Maderma vaccines for covid 19. My general doctor set me up for that. My daughter who is an RN and has had covid patients got her vax. My SIL got his because he lives in NC. He’s also a volunteer first responder in his private life in certain situations. So I waited my turn, I’m in VA.
I breathed a sigh of relief when my daughter got her vax. (Yes, we have have children and we worry about them no matter how old they are. They are our children!) I haven’t hugged my girls in a year. I’ve seen them. I’ve social distanced. I’ve done all the right things. I’m sick of it! One daughter still can’t get her vax, yet her job puts her in the public all the time. But she’s not considered essential. HUH???
People ask me what I felt from the vax. Virtually nothing. The first one was quite simple. Yes, it was a needle being stuck in my upper arm, it didn’t hurt, just a prick, but 24 hours later, my arm was sore. Not bad. It ached. The flu vaccine is worse. Vax two…yeah…I didn’t even feel a prick! But that evening I realized my arm hurt. The next day… I could barely shut the car door. I ached but it was just the arm at the location of the vax. No fever or any other problems. Just that achy muscle. Yet, I was warned it could be much worse.
I’m turning my stories into audio but I can’t do it myself. Fortunately, a friend, Mary, is going to do it for me. I’m really excited about it. I’m also worried about some of my books. Amazon has cancelled quite a few books by conservatives and they announced that they are ramping up their standards and if a book is promoting conservative values, they are going to consider pulling it. If that happens to my books, I’ll probably go to locals.com or someplace like that. But in the meantime, let me know what you think of Mary’s voice. She has her own YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rql9VXulhzE