Midsummer Thoughts

It’s been a month since my last post, and while I hate these long breaks, I have to confess that it wasn’t entirely my fault. You see, I started new posts – 13 of them, to be exact – and each one was shelved because it was just too hot to sit down and write. …

Be Cool

The end of the term has arrived, so why am I in such a funky mood? Last evening, I felt some painful pressure on my lower jaw, near the point of my chin.  It feels like an abscess, but I’m not certain.  I’ve got some pain in my lower lip and I can’t tell if…

Yet Another ‘New’ Normal

Alas, the greasy burger did not happen.  While I am saddened by this sudden development, I’m certain that my frail arteries are celebrating.  Life can be so unfair. I’ve been having sensitivity issues in the area of my mouth.  At first, I thought it could be tied to the various headaches that I’d been having…

Talking with Friends

Apparently, the root canal worked, as it’s now been almost 48 hours and the pain that I’ve felt has been minimal.  I wouldn’t even call it pain – more like periodic discomfort.  Dentist #4 told me that I’d feel better once he was finished, and boy, was he right.  And the funny thing to me…

The Procedure

It happened. Visit to Dentist #4 resulted in a root canal procedure.  I did not want one (preferring extraction over the more complicated work), but the dentist – who was one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve ever met – convinced me that the long-term problems with a tooth removal weren’t worth the time and…

Reducing the Gulf

I hadn’t intended for an earlier post to solely address the issue of snow.  Rather, I had a full agenda – a slate of topics on which I’d wanted to talk.  Everything from issues regarding my health, to a few complaints from my job, to even – yes – snow.  I don’t recall why I…

A Faulty Compass

What do you do when you’ve got a problem and really need to talk to someone, yet the nature of the problem is such that you’re actually afraid to share it with anyone? I’ve been dealing with a panic attack for most of the day, all over something that happened a good while back, and…

A Mystery Solved

In the time since my last missive, some resolution has been achieved. Much like an episode of Poirot, a long and baffling mystery has now come to an end. Tangent time:  I like Poirot – or at least, the version created by David Suchet.  I’ve only read a few of the Poirot stories, but it’s…

Another Day, Another 78.5 Cents

I’m supposed to be writing a report right now, but I’m not interested in doing it.  That should be no surprise; my motivation for just about anything has sunk to such low levels that I might need two life-times for it to come back far enough for me to break even.  I don’t know what’s…

It’s Tuesday Again

I’m sitting here with the Mother of All Toothaches. How bad is it, you ask?  Bad enough that I’ve actually considered digging out a pair of pliers to pull it out myself. I can’t do anything until Thursday, and even that’s a crap-shoot, because I’m hoping to get into a local walk-in clinic.  If they’re…

Blood on the Highway

I’m strongly considering retitling this blog to something like Blood on the Highway, as it seems that most of my recent adventures have all been centered around my favorite chore:  Driving. In the near-month since my last post (I’ve been busier than usual), I have nearly been hit at least four times, nearly hit someone…

Feeling Safe

Well, my visit to Physician #4 has given me something to think about – specifically, that my never-ending source of pain might be due to a compromised nerve.  Now, I’ve said this pretty much for the last month, noting that I felt very strongly that my headaches were due to something that I either had…