Sigh....once again, I've gone M.I.A. from the blog world. This past weekend, I went out of town for a meeting (again) which was part of the reason that I haven't been posting recipes. The other one....well, it's a little more traumatic. Okay, okay, okay, it's really not that bad, but it was traumatic for me at least. Last Friday was a pretty hectic day at work. We had a joint injection in between several interviews that were scheduled for our admin assistant position. After the first two interviews and the injection, I was enjoying my chick-fil-a nuggets and a salad from the Big House (aka the Main Hospital Cafeteria) when suddenly something didn't feel right in my mouth. My tongue went straight the source of the weirdness which sent me straight to the bathroom. Yep, my first molar had broken in half!
Yes, I have to admit that I have a bit of a teeth issue. Growing up, I had braces twice so despite some of my poor choices earlier in life, having nice teeth is important to me. When I realized what had happened, I was definitely started decompensating. The situation got worse when it became clear that my dentist was closed (I used to go to the faculty dentist clinic at MUSC) due to MUSC's having graduation that morning. I started calling around to find somewhere...anywhere!...that would take me. Then another thing dawned on me. My car was in Mount Pleasant! Dern you, CARTA Express!!! Between my cell phone and my office phone, I put in calls to several dentists, Rick, and my friend Kelly. Apparently, I should've gone to dental school instead of nursing school because none of them are open on Fridays.
Luckily, though, this story has a happy ending because I found one in Mount Pleasant. Kelly came and got me. I am now a patient at Smileworks who were wonderful enough to come in to see me on a Friday afternoon. I didn't have to be snaggle-toothed for the Arthritis Walk on Saturday or my meeting to Cincinnati on Sunday. I got my new temporary crown (no root canal-YAY!) on Tuesday, and I go back for the real deal on June 7th.
In the interim, I've been super-careful about what I'm eating because I'm terrified that my crown is going to pop out. It's been a week of PB&J and soup for me. I'm so thankful for those fresh soups that they sell at Harris Teeter...you have no idea. Hopefully, I'll be able to overcome my fear and start adding "real food" to my diet again so I'll be back to sharing them here. (If anyone has any exciting soft food suggestions, please share!!!!)
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!!