I’m home and still alive. 🙂 My mouth doesn’t hurt nearly as bad as I figured it would, at least not so far. What I hate is that my entire bottom lip and chin are still completely numb. I’ve had some ice cream and macaroni and cheese to eat without a problem but the water is what hurt. My Mom stayed with me today and took really good care of me. She even did some dishes and made some pie crusts for me. Then Brian came home and made me oatmeal and peaches. I can’t wait until it cools, it smells soooo good.
Thank you all for your very kind words of reassurement. I enjoyed hearing what was on your minds last night. It super comforting to wake up this morning, anxious, and have such nice comments. Thanks for the voice mail too.
I don’t think I’m being a wimp about this but it is very inconvenient. I was thinking that parts of this must be similar to when woman have babies. Of course that would be a much bigger ordeal and last many, many more days. Just the whole relying on other people and having certain life functions (in my case, eating) challenged. Of course I can sleep when I want. 🙂 Still, I can’t say I’m looking forward to needing so much help someday down the line.
Anyway, I’m making the best of it. I have more knitting to do and am partway through reading The Plains of Passage, book 4 in Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children series. I haven’t done much reading just for enjoyment in the last few years and man, did I miss it. The EC books are so good! If you’re interested in animals and “the simple life” you may like them too. They follow the story of one woman, Ayla, as she navigates her way through the time when wooly mammoths still walk the Earth. She domesticates some animals along the way, hunts and forages for food, and uses herbs for all kinds of great remedies. I need to go back and read book 1 someday but read part of book 2 years ago and just finished book 3 after buying it at a rummage sale last summer.
What are you reading lately? What do you like to do when you’re not feeling well? Who takes care of you, and how do you handle that?