So far 2014 has been a rough one, which in part explains why I haven't been so active on the blog or diligent about responding to emails! For that, dear friends, I do sincerely apologize! I had a run in with a sore throat, injured myself slipping on ice, battled bronchitis, and developed a severe dental abscess and had to undergo a fairly painful procedure to treat. On top of that I need to pack for my move! It feels like I can barely catch my breath with all that happening in between work. My friends always say that I make them believe in bad luck, and now I can see why!
This month in particular was the worst. Just after recovering from bronchitis I developed sudden jaw pain and attributed it to a filling my FORMER merciless dentist did a botched job on. As it turns out, he placed the filling so deeply that it was resting on top of my dental pulp, and it finally got infected. I started browsing new dentists in the area. The pain went from annoying to unbearable in a matter of a few days. Next thing I knew I was blinded with pain. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and I couldn't escape it. Thankfully I found a new & compassionate dentist who squeezed me in for an emergency procedure to drain and treat the infection. The procedure was so painful during and afterwards that I scared my neighbor as I ran into my apartment building with an ice pack held to my jaw and tears streaming down my face. I'm going back on Wednesday to remove the medicinal packing and have the remainder of a root canal performed. I can't wait for this to be done and over with! I want to feel healthy and not ill!
This year so far has been an interesting lesson in life. The instability of relationships, unexpected breakups, working through illness, and coming out stronger than before. I feel like I earned a few battle scars in the span of just a few months, and it has changed my views on a lot of things. I'm a tough cookie and I am taking a positive perspective on this bout of misfortune. The only challenge is giving up this darling apartment and my wonderful neighbors. I swear, if this building is haunted, it is surely by the happiest and most loving ghosts imaginable! Everything here feels warm, joyful, and welcoming, and I don't think I'll ever find another building with so much love radiating from it.
I am looking forward to spring weather rejuvenating me. I need a little bit of sunshine and warmth to keep me motivated!