I was feeling really good after my oral surgery, until about 3 days ago, when my jaw started to hurt again. I started taking ibuprofen once a day, but yesterday I needed 2 doses. When I put moisturizer on my face, it hurt to smooth it over my cheek. This morning, when I got ready to exercise, I began to feel ill, & had to lie down. Time to go back to the surgeon...and the verdict is that I have an infection; not too surprising. I'm now on a stronger antibiotic than the one they gave me for the surgery, for six days. I hope this drug wipes it out. I have had enough medical complexities to last a lifetime, and I'd like a bit of simplicity now, please.
This is a hard week, emotionally, for me. I remember exactly what was going on a year ago, and it was sad and difficult. I am feeling sad and difficult, myself.
Good thing that we are getting together with the Cunningham clan this weekend. That is something to look forward to, and to celebrate. A big, loving family gathering.