Fair warning - I had a dental appointment this morning in which I needed to be "medicated." The medication hasn't yet worn off. I'm really not able to think clearly, but yet here I am. So if my thoughts seem a little discombobulated, it's because I'm blogging under the influence. Just to be safe, I promise to refrain from CUI (commenting under the influence).
Let me start with my dental tale of woe. A tooth that fractured a long time ago, was crowned, then had a root canal and was re-crowned, had it's crown come off and was crowned for a third time is giving me grief again. I thought the crown was loose, but actually my tooth is about to separate from the roots. Nice, huh? I guess if it wasn't a root canal tooth, I would have felt pain long before it got this bad. But whatever. At this point, it is what it is.
What needs to happen next is that I will have the adjoining teeth prepped for crowns. A few weeks later, I will visit an oral surgeon to have the bad tooth and it's remaining roots extracted. Then I will have the two crowns and a middle 'fake tooth' bridge installed as one permanent piece. The dentist wants to do it the day of the extraction so that the gums heal around the new fake tooth.
Oh, and the reason I'm medicated is that I'm a nervous dental patient as it is; today he was hoping to be able to save the tooth but it became clear that that isn't going to happen. The idea of having the extraction is about to send me off the deep end. The dentist and oral surgeon are trying to figure out how to work it out so I can have the extraction and permanent bridge installation happen back-to-back.
The oral surgeon wants to knock me out (yes, please!), but the dentist needs me to be able to follow instructions (bite down, etc) when he does the installation. In any event, all of this will probably not happen until April. Hopefully my tooth won't break off between now and then! I'm chewing on the other side to try to keep that from happening.
But you probably don't care so much about all of that. This weekend I managed my 3 mile run with MM. I blogged about that on Friday. I did a 6 mile run on Saturday at an easy pace. That went well. Sunday I did a 2 mile hill/interval run whereby I was either running uphill or running hard during my running segments. So far my knee is good with all of that. Next weekend is an 8 mile run attempt. If I can find time to get a mid week run in before that, it will be a good thing. It won't happen today. I'm still a little wobbly from the meds. It probably won't happen Wednesday because I have class. Maybe Tuesday? or Thursday? We'll see.