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Now I might be back to normal for a while! Yesterday afternoon I had those two infected teeth removed. My ND gave me some rauwolfia to place under my tongue just before going to the dentist’s office. I also took along my blood pressure diary so he could see that my BP doesn’t stay elevated to the extreme, but rather upon going to the dentist. Fortunately, the diary was effective as the rauwolfia didn’t get the BP down that soon. So, they put me to sleep knowing the rauwolfia would drop my BP shortly (which it did), they pulled the teeth, and I awoke and headed home much improved. The fever and high blood pressure should both be gone soon. Today my jaw feels a bit tender, but no real pain.
I’ve also noticed within the past few days that I’m more clear-headed than I’ve been for the past couple months. During this ordeal with my teeth, I’ve used three sets of antibiotics. About the time I was finished with the last set, I noticed that improvement. I’m wondering whether the antibiotics were finally effective in eliminating whatever infection I had or if my flaxseed oil smoothie played a major role. I was off the antibiotics for five days before the surgery and feeling pretty good overall. And, I’ve turned the thermostat back down to normal. I’ve been cold at 74 degrees! Now, 70 degrees is okay, again.
With more energy, I’m hoping to get back to baking and fixing better meals again. When I’m feeling so poorly and foggy –headed, I really don’t want to spend time in the kitchen trying to fix well balanced meals. Foggy-headedness just doesn’t motivate me to get much done. Well, fortunately, today I’m feeling clear-headed and almost energetic. I’m drinking my smoothie and have a good meal planned for tonight. Yup! It’s nice to feel human again!