Sunday, June 12, 2011

An apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away

I am having some trouble with my feet and hands right now. The pain is hurting me, and I have the don'ts. I want to sleep at this moment. I am very tired. Last week was the second week of training three times per week. I am exhausted. I was on the road all week long. So much for my blog vacation. It has been eleven days since my last post. I guess I will just blog when I feel like it.
I had to fast for some blood work for my doctor. Then go to exercise. I called my trainer and she said to get a protein shake and to meet me at the gym in thirty minutes. I downed the shake and felt a little better. After training, I felt tired, sleepy and week. I made it to the store, stopped to get gas and then home to sleep. That was on Friday and today is Sunday. I am not feeling any better. I did not go to church because I had to wash my hair and had nothing to wear. While I realize the part about nothing to wear is my responsibility, I should have washed my clothes and washed my hair. I just don't have the energy to do it.

Saturday, I ate everything in sight including raisin bread and cookies. Yes, I know that is not good for me. I don't know why the melt down at this moment caused this set back. Of course I have gained three pounds and I am disgusted with myself. The cycle continues.

I had decided to take a blog vacation for a while. I don't have much to say that I really want to write here. I am reading some blogs, but not many. It seems the better I get the less I want to blog. I do miss that connection with people though.

I spent three hours in the dentist chair on Thursday. I went to a new dentist because my current dentist scares me to death. New dentist is very through, hence the three hours. I have never had a dentist check my blood pressure before. It was high because of my fear of dentist. This was my last big hurdle to overcome. I talked about it in therapy. A dentist tortured me as a child. He pulled a permanent tooth twice and scared me to death. All of the years I have been going to a dentist, my former scary dentist found out that I still have that extra tooth. I am somewhat of an anomaly. Evidently not many people have seen this before. All had to come and see it. They didn't even know how to chart it. Much discussion was made about how to chart my extra tooth. I didn't even know what to think of this. All I know is that I was hungry and thirsty and had dry mouth. I kept telling them if they want me to stay in this chair then their best bet would be to work fast on me. No such luck. A small camera on a wand took more photos of my teeth. Thirty to be exact. Then the dentist came in and took more pictures. Technology at its finest.

They do a lot of talking and repeat that talking to the doctor. The hygienist spent a long time with me taking gobs of xrays of my mouth. A full round xray, then individual xrays of my teeth. Next was some probing of my gums and measuring pockets, then more probing to measure gum loss and a lot of other things that I have never had done. I have never had my mouth checked out for cancer. I had seen this on Dr.Oz the day before. What a shock to finally have a dentist check my mouth. Next week I return for a cleaning and the consult with the doctor and his recommendations. Of course he wants to do a lot of crowns because I have some cracked teeth and fillings. I am not sure if I can work up the courage to do all he wants to do. I hate the pain dentist cause me.

Well that is about it for now. I am going to make myself get busy and do some things around the house and take a shower. I am feeling discouraged right now. I think the dentist visit is what set me off with the eating. It is how I manage stress. I didn't do so well this time. I am not sure what has caused all of the pain. For now I will take note of it and discuss it with my RA doctor at my next appointment.


DeEtta said...

I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I am scared to death of dentists too. When I was younger the dentist's drill went out of control and I got under my tongue drilled instead of my tooth. I can still feel the pain.

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you dear Pam. Feel better.

Xmichra said...

The better I feel, the less I blog as well just due to time. When I feel at my best I like to stay active, which leaves computer time at a minimum.

Try drinking a recovery drink when you are done your workout. You may not be able to drink the kinds that are ready made (like gatorade) but there are powdered ones that you can have and it won't bother your blood sugar.

We all have our moments. Heck this weekend I totally binged and also gained 3 pounds!! But I'm not going to set myself up for a spiral. I know what I did, and you know what? I needed to just let go and enjoy some food for the heck of it! I know I will burn it off this week, and I don't eat like that all the time. So whatever, I ate poorly for a weekend. Big deal! me and you can let the 3 pounds be our goal for the next week or two :) I'm with ya is spirit Pam!!

Sandee said...

I do hope you go to the dentist and get all the work done that needs doing. I've a friend that put it off and put it off and now he's wearing dentures. He's not very happy about that.

I hope you feel better soon honey. Big hugs. :)

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, how awful for you as a child to have a run a way drill your tongue. I can't imagine how horrible that was to endure.

JBR, thank you for the hugs. It is much appreciated.

Xmichra, thank you for your comment. I have been eating clean for a while now. I guess I just needed to splurge. I sure hope I loose it soon. I am with you in spirit as well.

Sandie, I won't put off the work if it is not cosmetic, which I am afraid most of it is. When the dentist recommends replacing my two front crowns and doing six total I may worry a bit. I sure don't want dentures.

Ferd said...

"Too much" exercise can cause great fatigue for a person with an autoimmune disorder. You have limits other people don't, and you may have found that limit.

I'm all about exercise, but I'm more bout health and wellness. In your case, moderate exercise is probably in order. Three times a week may be too much. Maybe two sessions, and something light on your own for that third workout might be okay.

Finding Pam said...

Ferd, I had the same thought about too much exercise. I appreciate your sound advice.