I have a confession. I have never made a smoothie in a bowl, or as a meal replacement. Never for breakfast, never for lunch. Once, I made a banana whip for a snack when my beau was away, and felt like a true badass (he’s seriouslyallergic to bananas, so having them in the house is a big fat No-No!) That being said, today, I had my first smoothie-for-lunch.
After not being able to deal with the pain any longer, I scheduled an emergency appointment at a local dentists office down the road. Thank GOD I did. Not only did I find out I do, in fact, have an infection in my gum/tooth region… but that I have 8 cavities, and have to get my wisdom teeth removed.
If you’re thinking to yourself “well, Jordan, it’s your own darn fault and why didn’t you get those bad boys removed long ago?!” don’t worry, you’re not alone. As I wept like a 6 year old girl who just got pushed down on the playground and refuses to think it’s because some boy “likes her”, the doctor started rambling about how many appointments I’ll need to set up/etc. Luckily, I have a week and a half of sick time saved, so I’ll be able to be off work without having to lose any time.
It’s pretty lame, I must admit. When I went to the Smoothie King, I asked them to remove any extra sugar that’s normally added to my choice du jour “The Muscle Punch” – Strawberries, Bananas, Soy Protein, Non-Fat Milk, Vanilla, Wheat Germ, Nutritional Yeast,
Turbinado, Honey . That meant they got rid of the honey and “turbinado”, which still left 52 grams of sugar. Oi vay. I think I’ll go home around 3 if I’m still feeling poopy, and try to figure out all the places in my life where I can cut out sugar (I rarely drink soda, never coffee, sometimes candy, hmm…) In the meantime, here’s some pictures of how I’m pretty sure I’ll look when I get my wisdom teeth removed:
4 thoughts on “Smoothie in a cup. Teeth in a tizzy.”
I don’t have my wisdom teeth out either! The top ones came in fine, but one (or both I forget) of the bottom ones are partially in? Basically, it’ll get an infection sometime in the future (cue epic space music) and I can either remove them now proactively, or wait for the excruciating pain when it happens and then remove them. Ugh. Hope you’re feeling a little better!
It definitely wasn’t fun having my wisdom teeth taken out but some people have much smoother recoveries than I did. I’ll save all the gross details though..but you’ll feel a ton better once they’re all healed up! You’ll never have to worry about them again. 🙂
Haha, yes, I’d love to never ever think about my teeth again (well, other than semi-regular checkups… which I’ll NOW remember to do in the future, that’s what got me into this mess in the first place!!)
Love the chpimunk picture. I had my wisdom teeth out as well and my husband had his done just recently at 29. This Mom’s Guide (http://www.1dental.com/moms-guide/) is for kids but its got practical tips if you ever need dental info in the kid department. My dental hygienist always says – only floss the teeth you want to keep. Man that got my attention because I hate flossing! But after a couple fillings, I am doing my best to not have to go through that again.