Wednesday, February 21, 2007

This week is flying by. I have noticed that I tend to post more when I am down than when I am up. I am feeling so much better this week. The pain is gone(for the next ten days or so) and I seem to have snapped out of the depressive episode I was in a couple of weeks ago. I attribute this to both the change in medication, and the daily walks I have been taking on my lunch break. Physical exercise making someone feel better? Who knew? Maybe those doctors really do know what they're talking about! :) I have been walking for a half an hour, four times a week. In thirty minutes I am able to walk almost two miles. I have no idea if that is good or not, but I do know that it is making me feel better. I am still holding out at eleven pounds lost, but I haven't really been watching what I eat either. Today I went to the dentist. I had my teeth cleaned(LONG overdue), and three cavities filled. No root canal for me. Yay! The hygenist was amazed at how healthy my gums were, given how long it has been since my last cleaning(don't even ask me how long it was). I think her exact words were "That's unbelievable!" She said both my teeth and gums are in excellent shape(aside from the cavities). I can't tell you how relieved I was. I don't have the best luck, as far as medical problems go, so it makes me very happy that my teeth are good. At least one part of me isn't messed up! Tomorrow is Thursday already. I love short weeks.

4 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

Good for you for getting out there and exercising! I love how great you sound and it is so good to know that you are not in pain right now. I have a horrible phobia of the dentist (it really borders on panic inducing, actually) and so I can empathize with you on your fear as well.

C.J. said...

So glad to hear things are turning a corner for you.

Yep, that exercise really does make a difference. I hate to say that when sometimes the couch looks so much more inviting.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

I Hate the Dentist! (sorry,Dad). You are lucky you don't need a root canal...

Shannon S said...

I've heard stories that people eventually come to really like exercising. Still waiting for that one to happen, personally! =) We've gotta keep it up though!