Monday was D-day on the root canal. Having had 2 crowns and a painful experience with one of them, I guess it was understandable that I had anxiety about a full-blown root canal.
I double checked with the dentist to make sure I needed one because after my tooth broke, it felt a lot better. He looked at the x-rays and pointed out the dark shadow in the root area, which was a sign of problems, and thought it was best to do the root canal, but it was up to me. I figured it would be best. I have to say my dentist was great! He does 2-3 root canals a day, so it’s old hat to him and his assistant. They got my gums numb before the injections and left me alone. So, I had to take a picture, right?
The shots didn’t hurt and I felt no pain at all. Once he got into the root and made sure there was no pain, I was given some noise canceling headphones and a choice of music (classical guitar for me) and then I was all set. The root was necrotic inside, so it definitely was a good choice to get it done and soon. I go back in 2 weeks to start the process with the crown.
I got a package in the mail from Fran with Dutch treats in it after we got back from the dentist! That was nice to receive after the root canal :
These are typical Dutch treats. Very different from US snacks! One is a licorice mix of sweet and sweet/salty licorice. That was a little different. I’m not a big fan of anise. I am curious to see what my nieces think of these when I see them this weekend. They like pretty much any candy. The other candy was a white peppermint, which I love. I love mint anyway and this hits the spot. Thanks Fran!
I didn’t do any exercise yesterday, but a day off never hurts. Today I was back on the treadmill and with my soft diet. I got some of these to drink and they are pretty good:
These are sweetened with stevia. I cannot stand the bitter taste of Splenda, but stevia is less bitter to me. These were on the sweet side and I like the Cappucino flavor the best. Normally I eat a protein bar mid morning, so this was good in place of that. I can chew on the one side of my mouth, but I am so tired of one-sided chewing since I broke the darn tooth 2 weeks ago. First world problems.
Egg sandwich. I got the potato Arnold Sandwich thins. Again, the only variety that doesn’t have Splenda in it. Seriously, why is it in every single darn thing?? I know I’m an outlier at the bitter taste, but goodness me.
On another happy, happy note – we just booked our flights for our 20th anniversary trip this fall. We are going to Ireland! We are so excited. We’ve been collecting mileage points and finally got the tickets yesterday. Now to plan the itinerary. We are flying in to Shannon and staying mostly in the southwest part of the island with a day trip to Dublin. This will be a long awaited vacation, that’s for sure.
I think this gives me kind of a goal to work on feeling great when we go abroad. I want to be in the best shape that I can be in by that point. Keeping the trip in mind will keep me from reaching for that second cookie or handful of nuts. 😀