F slept through last night – and so did I! I woke briefly at 2:30am, but otherwise a peaceful night all round. First night in a couple of weeks that she hasn’t screamed, cried, or talked to me in the middle of the night.
Does anyone else suffer from Raynaud’s? I’ve had it for years in my hands and (rarely, if they are ever exposed in the cold), my feet. I finally managed to snap a pic today, as the only place I ever seem to get it is driving the car:
By the time I got to a place I could stop it was wearing off, but you can still see the total failure of blood circulation. It’s like temporary frostbite.
And I think I must be dehydrated – my fingers look like I just got out of the bath.
Teeth and Gums
I went to the dentist today for a hygienist appointment. I have been TOTALLY COMMITTED to an extensive daily oral hygiene since I was told I had gum disease a few weeks back. I have been brushing, interdental brushing, flossing and mouthwashing.
I felt so pleased with myself for sticking to it, and I swanned in expecting them to congratulate me on my super-clean and healthy mouth.
When the hygienist looked in my mouth she said:
Well, I am very surprised by that!
[No response from me: my mouth was open and she had her mirror and fingers in there]
Very surprised. Yes, I really am surprised.
I usually have a good idea what to expect when I finally take a look in someone’s mouth.
But you really have got a lot of tartar there!
Can you believe that? My happy optimism about how clean my mouth was fell through the dentists chair and crashed onto the floor with a thud. She said she would not be able to tell that it was only four months since I last saw a hygienist. It basically looked as if I wasn’t bothering to brush my teeth on the insides at all.
So I’ve come away determined to cut down on the sugary food and to pay yet more attention to my brushing style.
I also have quite bad receding gums on some of my molars. I’ll try and snap a pic. It’s really horrible.