Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dental Bad Swimming Good

I am super crazy about our kids.  But if I hear the voices of the two older ones again today, I'm going to run screaming down the street and in to traffic.

Dental Implant - Fun
Maybe I'm a little irritable.  My mouth hurts because I had the post portion of a dental implant installed yesterday.  And I had a tooth on the other side removed.  It was way cracked and super fussy, so good riddance.  However, the fact remains that I am missing a molar on the upper right, and healing over a screw that was installed on the lower left.

I have had an amazingly small amount of pain since the procedure yesterday morning.  But tonight my swim class started, so I think I just over did a little.  And I'm sorta hungry - my diet the last 36 hours has been like a 1 year old who sleeps 15 hours a day, while I'm still a 36 year old who runs her butt off 15 hours a day.

I'm pretty excited about my class.  I signed up for it at the YMCA for the bargain price of  $30.  Turns out that our little class is taught by this super capable guy  who also happens to be all of that AND a 2 time IronMan.  Wow - I think I got a helluva deal.  I also ended up knowing a gal in the class.  

The major thing that impressed me is that he's teaching us Total Immersion technique.  I've read and watched and practiced what drills I could find from this technique.  I was "this close" to buying the program, but wondered what I could really do without feedback.  

Hooray for feedback!  And what a bargain price.  I can't believe my good blessings at being able to take this class.  I must make time for 2-3 swims per week while I'm taking this class.  I wanted to switch gears for my upcoming Half on May 6th, but I think I will have to eat some extra Wheaties and make time for the swims while I have this cool resource available. 

Ever had major dental work?  I'm hoping to be nearing the end of mine.
Ever taken a swimming class?
Ever been EXTRA glad to put the kids to bed?

5 comments:

  1. Oh gosh--I am feeling for you! My husband actually lost a tooth this week that had been badly repaired years ago. He now has to have the implant like you. I am procrastinating getting a crown I need done, but all this talk of implants makes me think I better do it sooner rather than later!

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  2. Oh my goodness I have to also have that dental implant. Please tell me everything, how painful was it really? The dentist makes it sound like its not to bad. Erica

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  3. The implant has caused be very little discomfort. The extraction and healing process of that is far more inconvenient. Blessings to you both and your dental adventures!

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  4. oh my gosh, so i have the worst luck with dental. i have apparently a very acidic mouth so no matter the brushing i got cavities as a kid, which means crowns as an adult.

    went on friday because i cracked one when i had that crazy seizure and she said ummm you might need a root canal. I said pull the tooth I;m outta here. yeah it doesn't really work like that :)

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  5. I'm always happy when it's bedtime. For the kids and me! ;) I've had a few root canals in the last year and there is nothing like mouth pain. The swimming sounds like a bargain and a good thing to focus on! Good luck!

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