I survived Tuesday's dental procedure! 1mg Ativan did help... didn't do much, but at least reduced the shaking and frantic beating of my heart in the dental office. Made me a little sleepy... took a nap when I got home. But it is good to know that there is something to take the edge off when needed. baby steps...
Talking to my daughter later that afternoon, she said that she had no idea that the dentist affected me this way. I told her that it's not something that I especially wanted my children to know. Now that they're all grown, it doesn't seem to matter that their mom is not totally fearless (if they ever even thought that - but one can hope).
I'm not a pill taker (they know that) - as I've learned over the years that my body knows pretty well how to take care of itself. And I've found that the side effects of many meds (for me) are worse than the problem. So I try to eat well, exercise, and drink lots of water. I also sleep 8 hrs/night and take occasional naps. So far, so good.
I do think about Alzheimer's and Cancer... since both are prevalent in our family. But I don't dwell on it as worrying about something that either hasn't happened or can't be undone IMO is useless. I do try to eat those foods that are *supposedly* good for both these conditions, but I don't put too much faith in this. It's simply pro-active - meaning it's something I can do that *might* help... and since it's fresh foods, shouldn't hurt.
And I do realize that getting this far in my life without having to take daily meds is extremely lucky... and may not last for much longer. But I will do my best to have it last as long as possible.
(However, if a 1 mg Ativan will help me keep my dental appts and thus, my teeth, I will agree to that... baby steps.)
Posting this pic of Julie taken just a few minutes ago. Having just come home from meeting a friend for coffee and a little fabric shopping, this bag had books in it that my friend brought for me. When I unloaded it, I left it on the table and next I looked...
|It's mine. I saw it first...|