Hello, I’m alive….barely.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I traveled to Houston.
Mainly because I needed to meet the movers and ship our things to London.
I figured while I was in town, I should finish the planned January dental work now…
Thus saving a flight expense later in January.
Like usual, things never go as planned!
What was supposed to be a simple crown replacement…
Turned into a whole very painful Thursday of drilling, root canals and lots of pain.
The fun didn’t stop there though, Friday I had to get oral surgery – I’ll spare you the details.
Let’s just say it involved more pain, lots of stitches and me looking like a chipmunk.
It also means that I’ll be staying in the US for a while to finish the whole thing up.
Add onto that I have been forced to not talk, workout or run for a couple days.
Yeah, all that motivation I blogged about was squashed by Dr. orders!
I know its for my own good but my laziness over the past 2 months has caused me to gain weight…
And while I only have myself to blame…
I still wasn’t happy about being sidelined.
Instead of pouting and being upset again today, I woke up with a new attitude!
Doc said I could try running, not the 10 miles I had scheduled but at least 3.
If I felt pain, I had to stop.
No pain, so I completed a strong 4 in 98% humidity this morning.
I walked another 2 then showered and went to church.
Like usual, the message seemed directed right at me.
God is so sly & smart that way…
The message was lose the “Me, Me, Me” focus that somehow manages to seep into our everyday lives…
And use all that energy to listen, care about and help others.
It’s such a simple idea but it gets lost in our very busy lives.
It was just want I needed to get my day & upcoming week going on a brighter note.
Now it’s time to Give Thanks.
This week I am thankful for…
…this awesome sunrise on Thursday. It reminded me of those amazing Trinidad sunsets!
…all the kind words and support from friends and family this week. Doing this alone, while staying in a hotel, was scary but so many people called, texted and checked in on me and for that I am thankful! xoxo
…my “listen to my body” intuition. I have said it a million times, listen to your body and the clues it gives you! Last week during my 10 mile run, around mile 5, I felt a very brief throbbing in my lower jar/ear. It was a split second, but I couldn’t shake it. So, that is why I booked the dentist appointment. Even though a week and a half went by without another second of pain, I still went. I almost lost 2 molars, if I hadn’t gone when I did.
…my ability to laugh at myself. Yes, I look like I have 10 cotton balls shoved in my cheek BUT Im still posting pictures on FB. Yes, I am getting 2 root canals, so why not take a selfie and post it to Instagram?!?! You can only cry so much until you just have to laugh….
…the UK healthcare system. Now that I’m registered with the NHS, every single thing related to my Type 1 Diabetes is FREE. Yes, I am a republican. Yes, I have made fun of my Canadian husband and his free healthcare country. However, I have seen the error of my ways. There are some things that are out of a person’s control. Type 1 Diabetes is 1 of them. It’s insanely expensive, seriously, even with excellent insurance, it’s crazy expensive. It’s also free of insurance “rules”, only 3 test strips a day or use this type of meter, etc.. You walk in, show your card and paper and BAM, they hand your medicine, test strips, alcohol swabs, lancets, etc.. If my meter breaks, they give me another one and they do so while smiling. (OK, maybe they don’t all smile but my pharmacy is full of very happy people) I brought like 6 months worth of stuff from the US and still currently use our insurance and pay for it, also pay taxes in the UK as well…so it’s not exactly “free” but you know what I mean. It’s removed a heavy stress burden from my day to day life – which means a happier, healthier Corey.
…finding a scratch off today that I bought the other day after my root canal that I never scratched. WHOO HOO a $40 winner! That makes up for all the pain…well, not really but it does makes me smile!
…my super amazing hubby. Although he misses me tons, he immediately said that I should go visit my parents next week if I have to stay another 3 weeks, instead of hoping back and forth to the UK. I haven’t seen them since December, so I’m really happy! No definitely plans till dentist on Wednesday but it looks like I’ll be on the lake soon! And after the week I’ve had…I could use a little lake relaxation time!
What Are You Thankful For This Week?