I’m going to pause Tropes Thursday for this week… I haven’t had any real inspiration and I’ve been playing epic catch me up at work and dealing with my thyroid issues….
So, I went to this specialist dentist today, that my primary care doctor referred me to, for TMJ issues. My SSRI is making me clench my jaw. Now, I have this clicking on the left side of my face when I chew or open my mouth.
After getting irradiated so they could look inside my face, the dentist tells me “you have arthritis on the left side of your jaw…”
Now I need a night guard and doing the molds was uniquely unpleasant. The mold stuff wasn’t bad, but the tray… I could taste the disinfectant. Yuck.
I’m going to be 30 this year… and I was feeling pretty good about it. I seem to like myself much better as I get older. I kind of view myself as a grocery store good wine — I get better with age, but without much pomp and circumstance.
I mean, I’m getting a good hold on all my health issues, losing weight, feel really good about myself mentally and emotionally…
I ran out of thyroid meds this week and since I’ve been making up time and my pharmacy changed hours I wasn’t able to pick up my meds; I’ve been taking some of my left over lower dose thyroid meds, and OH BOY I could tell. I ended up picking up my meds on tuesday and took my full dose yesterday… but it was too late.
Yesterday, I just went through the motions — couldn’t think, couldn’t talk, couldn’t focus… it was bad… I drank a sugar free redbull (which I hardly ever do, unless I have to go on a long drive) and still could not pull it together. I ran a couple of errands after work, made a low carb zuppa toscana recipe using cauliflower instead of potatoes. I just cooked the sausage and thawed the bone broth I’d made for Pho and threw in some kale and cauliflower with red pepper flakes. It took 20 minutes.
I was in bed by 8:30 and slept all the way until 6:45.
I feel much better today.
Except for being told I had arthritis in my jaw.