Thankful Thursday 8 September 2022

I know I’ve been away for a week, I’ve been recovering from wisdom tooth surgery. Last Friday I had one wisdom tooth removed and it was brutal. I was conscious during the procedure and since it was impacted, it took three hours. The dentist gave me a lot of novocane and once it was done, she and her father (who used to be my dentist) gave me a high five. I threw up at the beginning of the procedure and they were super patient with me. Thankful for their care.

The tooth came out in pieces.

I went home and rested. Chatted with a couple romantic prospects and they invited me over to care for me. I stayed home; while I appreciated the offer, recovering from wisdom tooth surgery doesn’t make a good first date. LOL! Brian wished me well and checked in on me as well. Thankful for all of them.

On Saturday, I stayed in my pajamas all day. One of my old library co-workers sent me a get well soon card. I was verklempt and very thankful.

On Monday, I was feeling okay and I went to a movie with a friend. Raesean and I had dinner at True Foods and while my dinner was delicious, I still didn’t have an appetite and it was a little spicy. I brought it home. We then saw Three Thousand Years of Solitude – it was awesome. Thankful for Raesean and the laughter we shared.

On Tuesday I went back to both jobs. I told the owner of Frais that I just had wisdom tooth surgery and she just warmed gluten-free bread for me, with butter. She’s been doing that the whole week for me and I am super grateful.

Today the dissolvable stitches dissolved and my mouth feels better. I also finish the antibiotics tonight. I’m on the mend and grateful.

I’m also grateful for friends and family. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 8 September 2022”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday, dear friend!

    Golly, I didn’t know that you had to undergo three hours of wisdom tooth surgery at the dentist’s office. I’m so sorry you had to go through such an ordeal, but happy for you now that you’ve put it behind you. Nearly one week post-op, things are definitely looking up. You are cruising pain free, getting out there and enjoying life again. You’ve got a ton of people in your orbit who demonstrated caring and kindness in the hours and days following your procedure. That should tell you something about them and about you.

    Keep those spirits on the rise and have a safe and fun-filled weekend, dear friend JM!


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