I can tell you about my physical woes.
It feels like these are a lot of physical woes that happened all at the same time.
I've been taking Vitamin C like every weekday for like 2-4 years now and so now getting the common cold is like rare and/or lasts for one week (1/2 of normal time it takes to get over a cold).
But this time, I got attacked from all sides and even my Vitamin C immune system preparation couldn't withstand it.
First I got a tooth extraction on a Monday. I mean I already had the tooth (crown) out cuz it fell out practically already so I had my first gap in my teeth since I was little, but this gap was a little more permanent than any others I've had. Usually I get a root canal and have to wait for the crown to be ordered, so I have a gap for awhile then too. But this is literally no tooth, no root, no post, nothing, goes straight to the jaw line. Kind of like getting your wisdom teeth ripped out. One level lower than that.
So I've never had a tooth extracted, at least a tooth I needed (just the wisdom teeth), extracted so I was kinda freaked out by that. They put you out when doing wisdom teeth. Very surgical like. He just numbed me for this one. Nobody really told me much about it beforehand....like maybe should I be driving after this?
Anyways I have the tooth extraction so I can start the tooth implant process which takes months. First tooth needs to be completely gone, a month or two to heal, then they drill this rod up into the bone, let the bone heal around the rod thingy for like 6 months, and then they screw on an implant, fake tooth to the rod that was drilled in there. So that'll cost me about $1,200 with insurances help and I'll have my first implant at age 27.
Gma said she had all her teeth out by 39. She's had dentures for a long time! She's like 85 years old this year! Crazy.
Well, if I start the implant process at 27 I'll prolly have a mouthful of implants by the time I'm 39 so I dont have to do dentures, and hopefully they'll be spaced out enough I can pay for them one at a time...
Anyways.... Now this extraction was on my right side upper jawline, the jawline that has been known to give me sinus issues in the past. I always get a 'tooth ache' but its really just my sinuses above the teeth making them hurt. So I get sinus infections a lot and I go to the dentist for my 'tooth ache' and he gives me antibiotics. Wheee. So much easier than getting them from a family doc.
So the next two days I was in pain. Granted I understand you should have some pain from such an extraction, but this pain woke me up in the middle of the night, twice. Then I realized it felt like a tooth ache, like before, cept there was no tooth there! Slight problem. So I realized it was my sinuses going all awry, which I can't really blame them they were just violated a few days before.
And then the weather decided to go against me also and it finally rained/snowed for the first time this year during the winter! And my sinuses hate it when theres moisture in the air! So that didn't help the pain.
So between the extraction on Monday, the rain/snow on Tues, and waking up in pain I went back to the dentist on Wednesday and decided to rule out pain from any type of infection or dry socket from my extraction so I would know it was a sinus issue.
Dry socket was another issue. I was so freaked out I would lose the blood clot up there and expose the bone. I hear its really painful. Everyone said I'd know if I had it. But I was still in pain and I didn't know.
But he gave me the dry socket medication and a prescription for antibiotics so I would go away cuz I just walked in his office and interupted his day.... :D Thats how its done, kids.
But he said my extraction was healing just fine. That's what I thought. It must be sinus issues. I wanted the remedies and then I was going to listen to my body and then use whichever remedy it needed.
That night I went home and I had a fever. Totally indicating I had a sinus infection. I was so glad I already got the antibiotics earlier that day.
I don't take sick days, like ever. Usually sitting at a desk doing minimual tasks is still doable when I'm sick. But I actually thought about calling in sick. Needless to say I didn't make it into work on time (I stopped to get my prescription filled) and of course, the one day I think about calling sick the boss calls me first thing in the morning and starts hollering about where I am and then starts in on his problem without letting me answer the first question.... He just goes on about his silly little problems (to me) and telling me I need to fix his (tiny, 5 minute) problem. Seriously, the one day...
So I drug myself into work after the store and fixed his 5 minute problem by calling one person, in which he stormed into said persons office prolly like 5 minutes after I called her... and supposedly 'fixed' the problem himself... and then I sat in agony the rest of the day.... Debating on leaving his needy butt halfway during the day. I totally should of. But then I started feeling better that afternoon. The morning, when he supposedly needed me, was the worst bit of it. The rest of the day was slow and then I felt better. Curses.
It is weird to say I rather like sinus infections (verses other sicknesses), mainly cuz I've had them enough I know the remedies to make them go away, just the fact anitbiotics CAN make them go away is better to me than a cold with lack of effective remedies? I get them like twice a year now. And lately they've come in the form of 'tooth aches'. Argh.
So yeah, now I have a tooth extraction, fear of dry socket and a sinus infection on top of that.
But I've had a toe problem for a while now. Since Oct 2013 specifically.... Its been an on and off kind of thing for a few years. Its just a bubble of discoloration on my big toe that hurts with pressure applied and sometimes spews out white pus. Eeewww. I have never had a problem with my feet before, they are (were) my best feature! Now my toe is all gross! Usually I put peroxide on it and a bandaid and it goes away. But its not working this time. So I finally made a foot doc appointment. Prolly my first one ever. He'll prolly say its in an ingrown toenail. What's the remedy for that? Its like I'm getting old and every thing is falling apart.
But the pus and swelling and tenderness on the toe suggests an infection also, so I feel like I'm full of infections, or potential for infections (extraction) and I wonder if the anitbiotics will help them all... or any. The day I got the anitibiotics I read a news headline of a virus that antibiotics can't even touch, some new virus that is immune to antibiotics or something. *shudder*
Needless to say, last week I felt like of crappy! I'm diseased!
And now the period is on its way. That's a whole nother ballpark kids. I think I'll be on constant IB Profen for another week or two... But I'm still sure my heart will quit before my liver does! Based on family history...