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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Everything's Fine.......Until It's Not!

I have not needed any dental work in the last 10 years. All my old shit, my 10 old crowns and 8 fillings have held up well. On friday morning, prior to hitting the gym, I was wolfing down a small bowl of special K tree bark, when I had some horrid pain on the bottom left side of my mouth. I had to throw out half the bowl, and finished my meal with a glass of keefir. I did my gym work, and then did some grocery shopping, and then headed home. After a bit of painful exploration, I was able to tell that my furthest back lower left molar has vertically fractured. This tooth had held a large filling for at least 20 years. This is the first dental repair to finally give up the ghost. So, from researching, the dentist will do an Xray to determine how deep the fracture is, and decide weather to pull the tooth and do an implant, or weather the tooth could be salvaged and crowned. Either one will be painful and expensive. The dentist office was closed friday afternoon, so I left a message to call me monday. So it has been scrambled eggs, soup, and yogurt for the last couple days, and I am already tired of that diet. I have to take Deb to her pain doc on wednesday, but other than that, need to get this repair started this week.......
Have run 73 kilometers over the first 11 days of the year. Weather has remained generally shitty, with only two of those days being half way decent. 10 day forecast looks better, but you just never know. Hope it is nice on the 18th when I run the 2nd annual biggest loser 5K and try to keep from running over any children.......

2 comments:

TerribleTerry said...

I'm guessing it used to be the chidren would storm out front going way too fast, and you'd just pass them a 1/4 mile in and be done with them. Now they die, jog for a while, lose interest and walk willy nilly....and for the entire race you have those little bastards getting in your way. In my last marathon, Richmond, the marathon and 1/2 joined 4 miles out and ran together. I had all these folks who were on 4 hour 1/2 marathon pace walking 5 abreast to zig zag around as I'm running my 2:50 marathon pace. Now add to that....that you are old and grumpy...Then add to that, that you have a toothache. Those poor children better stay out of the way!!

Terrible Dad said...

Yes, they told people in pen one that they should be there if they were running sub 7 pace, and pen two, 8-9 minute, and walkers should not be in the first 4 pens. So I foolishly get in the back of pen 2, behind about 200 folks. This woman and her small daughter run thru the start gate, go about 20 feet, and start walking. I go to pass on the right just when the girl decides to get on her mother's right side, and I mow her down. People are just so stupid.......