survivingmiddleage

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Archive for the month “November, 2010”

Dental Work Woes

Getting older means more and more things go wrong physically. Today’s newest woe is a tooth issue. I have been hurting for over a month and finally got in to see the dentist. I have been suffering daily for a while. There have been instances where the pain has shot to my temple and I thought I was having an aneurysm. I’ve wondered if my head was going to explode from the pain. The dentist and dental assistant told me they were surprised I have tolerated it this long and were amazed I wasn’t in tears. I told them I have been in tears over it. So the verdict is either a root canal and crown with a 35% chance that the crown won’t stay on or it needs pulled. The dentist was very nice and knew I wasn’t sure what to do so she gave me an Rx for an antibiotic and pain pills which will give me time to decide what to do. I don’t have a ton of money to spend and there’s a 35% chance it won’t work to save a tooth. But I really don’t want to lose a tooth. I got my prescriptions and have taken them and am feeling MUCH better. Typically I don’t have such a reaction to pain pills and I am quite grateful for this woozy feeling. So I am trying to decide what to do as far as taking care of the issue. In the meantime, my lovely boyfriend is cooking me dinner. Between him and my beautiful cats I feel much better than I did hours ago. Thank you, Todd, Chloe, Soleil, and vicodin. Love you all!

Hello world!

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

When I was a kid, I thought growing up would be so cool. I’d have all kinds of freedom and I could do anything I wanted whenever I wanted. That was soooooo not true. I currently work in a job that I don’t despise but am not passionate about. I do not have children and don’t know if I can have them or if I want to anymore. I am in a long-term relationship. I would prefer to have the ring on my finger, but he either isn’t ready or something. I’m really not sure. I have two of the most adorable cats ever! I am back in school full-time, hoping to improve my station in life eventually.

My goal is to use my degree to eventually make more money or to win the lottery. Either one of those options works for me. I would love to move to the beach and have warmth year-round!

So now you know a little about me. There will be more to come. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day.

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