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Day 58 – 1/21
On Saturday, I had a memory conference in San Francisco with my lab which involved being out from 6am to midnight–it was so fun, but also a tad hectic. The food situation was iffy enough given I was out that long without access to a fridge or microwave, but to add to that, the wisdom tooth pain I’d been having for days intensified to frightening levels (I could hardly sleep the night before!). I survived on plain bagels, and various combinations of bananas and oats.
And perhaps more importantly, I survived on ibuprofen–I took a whole day’s dose of ibuprofen in the first 6 hours of the conference just to be able to focus!
Exercise: walked 3.5 miles
Day 59- 1/22
The wisdom tooth pain got so bad I couldn’t sleep, and when I woke up I knew it was an emergency because I was feverish, my entire cheek was swollen, and it hurt to swallow. I got incredibly lucky that the dentist right next to my apartment was kind enough to see me on a Sunday, especially considering I wasn’t even a patient yet.
It turns out I had a bone-eating infection caused by the wisdom tooth growing in. Delightful.
He messed around with the area and put some topical antibiotics on, and thankfully I was able to wait til I got back to my car to scream/sob from pain–I felt so dramatic, but the pain was probably the worst I’ve felt in my life… at least 3x as bad as when I broke and sprained my ankle in September.
To make a long story short, thank God for vicodin and antibiotics.
Exercise: walked 3 miles
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