|108F at 4:30 p.m., on my way to the dentist's|
Today, I went to the office in the morning and left at 2:30 p.m. I came home around 3:30 p.m. I quickly cooked some rice, sauted some roast chicken and warmed up some of the green beans I had cooked earlier. Had that for a late lunch/early dinner, because I knew I won't be able to eat anything solid, tonight. Then, I picked up my friend who had offered to accompany me to the dentist's (just in case there were complications; earlier, one of my cousins had offered to go with me, but she was unable to).
The appointment went well enough, all things considered. The dentist pulled out the tooth, assisted by two assistants and they put in a stitch or two. The whole procedure took about 35 to 40 minutes.
My friend did a little shopping (the dental clinic is in a mini mall with a grocery store, dollar store, several fast food places, a dress shop and other establishments) while I was having my extraction, but she was back by the time I emerged from inside. I invited her home, but she chose to go home, directly. So, I dropped her off and came home.
After two hours, I took 2 Tylenols (I wasn't in a lot of pain, but I wanted to take the pills before I felt too much pain) and changed the gauze I was to keep in my mouth to stem the bleeding. It has been almost four hours since my extraction, but I am still bleeding. I stopped taking the low dose aspirin I had been taking about two months, now (ever since I first went to the dentist's), but I tend to bleed a lot.
It has been a rather warm day, today. Tomorrow is also supposed to be a warm day and the weekend, too. When my gardener friend comes to do the garden, I will ask him to set up the air conditioner for me.
I have taken the day off from work, tomorrow, in order to recover from the extraction (and just in case I need to go back to the dentist's, for whatever reason).
I have been told to take only cold drinks today and not to take a warm shower! I am sipping on a meal replacement drink as I type this. Tomorrow, I am supposed to rinse with warm salt water. I suppose it will be okay to drink some soup, tomorrow. I have a follow-up appointment to have the stitches taken out, next week.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The dental appointment went off well
- My friend accompanied me to the dentist's
- My supervisor was fine with me taking tomorrow off
- I am not in a lot of pain
- It has cooled off considerably in the evening
My papaya seeds have started to sprout:
There is an apple seed that is also sprouting in the same pot.
And my avocado seed is about ready to be potted up:
|Avocado Seed Rooting|
There is a little sprout that is making its appearance:
Friday's To Do List (I am not making a big long to do list - all depends on how I will feel)
- Do the dishes
- Unpick and resew my blouse
- Have gardener friend set up the window a/c unit
- Water the indoor plants
- Repot the papaya seedlings in a bigger pot (too hot to plant them outside!)
- Pot up the avocado seedling
How was your Thursday?