It all started with me breaking my tooth. And not just a chip. It was a doozy! And it was so sharp that I ended up talking funny because my tongue kept automatically trying to avoid it. There was an expensive dentist appointment in my near future!
Before I made it to that appointment, I sliced my finger pretty good while doing dishes, WHILE preparing to get my BAKE on (I mean literally...not however else that sounds :P). I was preparing to make goodies for the bake sale the next day to raise funds for the SPCA! Let's just say that finishing that task one handed was tiresome! But, relentless, I made everything I set out to: Ooeey Gooey Rice Crispy Squares, Reece's Peanut butter Rice Crispy squares, and some white chocolate oatmeal cran cookies & maple brown sugar cookies as well - sorry for lack of photos, I was sure I took some but can't locate any :(. I also succeeded in making a royal mess of my kitchen! But, it's all worth it. We raised $721 with the bake sale & 50/50 sale to donate to #BCSPCA #PawsForACause.
That was Friday.
Saturday was my dreaded super expensive dentist appointment (THANKING the stars that I have decent coverage so only had to pay 30%...still, this was an unexpected bill - and in between paydays too!). After the appointment, I felt so extremely exhausted. I figured it was just from the stressful jostling that occurs during getting a crown. (Disclaimer: for all of us who were told of the dreaded root canal, they have NOTHING on CROWNS!! Consider yourself warned).
That night after watching T.V. and a late movie, I dragged myself to bed quite late. But soon notice a twingy kink type of pain on my side. It soon ballooned into immense pain that left me breathless. I had it a couple times before, only this was more intense and lasted longer than ever. I tried waiting it out but it just kept increasing in severity. While sitting in my living room hoping like hell it would subside, it became difficult to breath and I felt the inklings of a blackout coming on. Worried, since I live alone, I figured I'd grab my cellphone to be safe. By the time I made it to the bedroom, the black out was still creeping in so I called 9-1-1 (which I NEVER DO. I have NEVER called it for myself before. I have a high tolerance of pain and like I mentioned, usually try to wait it out or get to a clinic/doctor the following day).
The next thing I know, I hear a lady calling my name repeatedly. I finally come to and realize I'm on the floor bleeding! It was startling and I was immediately unnerved and very glad I dialled when I did! I managed to split my chin, injure my jaw and sprain my spine!!! Still no verdict of the cause of the initial pains - hoping for the results of an ultrasound this upcoming week. But anemia played a role in the black out.
So I've been in pain, lethargic to the 9th degree, on very restricted semi-liquid/mush diet - unable to eat anything that will help amp up the iron: the supplements can take a few weeks to balance out the count. So because I'm anemic, I am frequently YAWNING - which only serves to aggravate my very injured jaw. When I blacked out/fainted, I landed on my bedroom floor, which has those large square ceramic tiles with a thin area rug. I landed with such force I did all that damage, costing myself another $700 with physio and jaw specialist, plus prescriptions (dreading that ambulance bill).
And just in case I didn't think that was quite enough, yesterday while going from the ultrasound to my physiotherapist appointment, I cut through the mall, wanting to grab something to drink. Out of nowhere I feel something sharp on my hand. Look down and BOOM, just been stung by a bee/wasp. Did you catch the part where I was IN THE MALL. As in NOT outside! It's been a decade or two, at least, since I've last had one of these. I didn't remember the type of pain or swelling that come with them. But I did remember that the last time I was stung, it was the exact same hand, and the exact same finger. Resulting in me giving a royal F to the Y.O.U to the cosmos for squeezing one more in before the month was over.
Broken tooth, sliced finger, split chin, jaw injury, back injury, wasp sting. That's 6. So much for these things happen in 3's eh? So Long September! Hope the door hits you on the way out! I know I'm ready for October, are you? ;)