The Sunday after Christmas my girlfriend picked me up and took me to her home, which is not too far from Chicago . We talked all the way there and most of the evening .
The next day an ice storm arrived. This prevented us from going anywhere . Since she lives so close to the Great Lakes, the winds were something else. When I went outside to smoke, I swear if I was fifty pounds lighter, the winds could have picked me up.. lol
The news weatherman was predicting accumulated snow amounts for today and tomorrow . I wanted to stay until Thursday , but I also wanted my friend to remain safe on her trip back home from dropping me off, so I came home yesterday , Tuesday .
When I walked through the door, it was clear the two dogs had missed me. The eldest grandchild said,”hi grandma,” immediately and the baby who is almost 2, gave me a big smile.
It was a nice welcome to me. Last evening I decided to have Ritz crackers with melted cheese for my bed time snack. I was putting the last cracker in my mouth, when a sharp pain entered around my ear. I touched the side of my face and felt swelling.
I thought I was getting another gland infection . I don’t drink enough fluids and sometimes my saliva glands will become infected.
These don’t feel good and I didn’t need this now as I leave for Kentucky this Sunday. I didn’t have issues sleeping but when I woke up this morning , I had some pain under my cheekbone .
I tried making an appointment with my doctor today but he was booked up. I ended up going to the medic clinic and he said he didn’t believe I had a gland infection nor a sinus infection .
He felt around and along with my answers to his questions he said I had TMJ. I had opened my mouth wider than usual and had inflamed my jaw. He told me to take Ibuprofen for a couple of days and see if it gets better.
It seems to swell and become a little swollen when I eat. Afterwards , the swelling goes back down. I feel some tingling , but he had said the nerves and muscles are involved.
I hope this gets better, since I leave in a few days. Since getting my teeth pulled in October, I am sick of mouth pain, so keep your fingers crossed.
I am not doing anything for New years eve . I don’t drink and I don’t want to get hit by a drunk driver, so I am staying home . How are the last days of your Christmas holiday going ?