Friday, January 10, 2003

Hello...anybody out there?!?!

My blogroll and my comments have been rather empty and lonely lately...where is everyone? There have been only about three or four blogs on my blogroll that have been updating on a regular basis and no one stopping in (and I know you're there...I've seen you) is leaving any comments!! I think this is the general consensus on most of the blogs I have been reading as well...that everyone is being lazy! Me, too for that matter. I took a few days off in the past week, but I'm back now. A lot of it b/c my IT department here at work kept blocking the site that hosts everything for me, but today I can see everything fine. They can't seem to make up their minds down there. I had to spend this morning in a dentist's chair unfortunately. Well, he is a dentist, but he specializes in TMJ. I have been grinding my teeth for years and when I was in college my dentist made a mouth guard for me, but it didn't solve the problem. Now, it has become the point that I am wearing the enamel off my teeth. My dentist referred me to this specialist and this morning was my first visit. I have to go back in two weeks to get my new guard that is supposed to work in a different manner than the first to actually stop the grinding all together. We'll see...he also says it will help a lot with my headaches. Maybe not the migraines, but the chronic headaches that I get and will let me sleep better at night. The process is going to be much like getting braces except I only wear it at night (for now) and I'll probably have to wear this thing for the rest of my life. Another thing he did today was give me two prescriptions. One for an anti-inflammatory and the other for muscle relaxers - hopefully to help me sleep easier at night - but just while the process is starting. Okay, these kind of scare me a bit. I have never taken muscle relaxers before, but anytime I have had to take narcotics or other pain medications for surgery or anything they have really affected me, i.e. made me sick and unable to function. I don't like that. That is why I don't understand why people could ever abuse prescription medication. Who would ever want to feel that way? I am going to take these for the first time this weekend...not on a weekday b/c I don't know how I am going to be the next morning. I don't want to take it and then not be able to get up for work!! Although, hmmm, that might be a good excuse...kidding, I'm just kidding!! Maybe they won't linger too long the next day. If this thing helps with my headaches, though, it will definitely be worth it. Those of you who know me know how badly my headaches affect me. They put me out of commission times for more than one day. People who don't have migraines don't understand how they can affect you so badly. I have learned to cope - meaning when they get to a certain point all I can do is go to bed. Other people choose to go to the emergency room and get a shot. I try to avoid the hospital at all costs. Medications just don't do well in my system...

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