Tomorrow morning I’ll be going in to have a number of teeth on the top removed, as they have deteriorated to the point of causing abscess infections and exposed nerves. As a result, I have been in intense pain, waking up with a headache everyday, that I have no choice but to have them removed and a partial put in. The oral surgeon also wants to remove the bottom back wisdom teeth, because apparently I’m brimming with waaaaaaay too much wisdom.

Although to be perfectly honest, I’m real nervous. They will be putting me to sleep during the removal process, which I understand, but still the idea of it has me apprehensive. Then there’s the healing process, where I’m hearing words like clotting that doesn’t make the whole process very appealing. Having to eat soup and drink liquids for a while doesn’t bother me too much. One of my favorite things to make are soups, and I make great soups.

Today I spend time saying goodbye to bones that has been a part of me for 28 years. Kind of put things into perspective, doesn’t it?