I am continuing on with the dental work. Turns out that I had only had half of the root canals on the two teeth. Yesterday morning he did the second half on the back tooth, the one that was originally broken and that started this whole process. Wow. No pain, but I miss my mind-numbing drugs/gas. I mentioned the idea of having a stiff drink beforehand to the dentist, and he laughed. The main reason I'm not is that I'm not sure how it would affect my stomach, and I'm having enough issues as it is. I was concerned about the pain as the novacain wore off, since he had said about the bleaching last time that I'd have 'sensitivities' for a few hours and I ended up with an aching mouth for about 24 hours. However, sometime yesterday afternoon my mouth stopped hurting. I can't explain it well, but it's like something had ached for so long I no longer noticed it and now it no longer hurts. I'm feeling much better about the entire process. I do have another tooth to get through the rough part, and then he and I will need to discuss this root canal idea in depth before I agree to any more. Had I mentioned the bleaching? That is so that the new porcelain will blend in. Had to make a decision and decided to make it all look better while I replace all the bad stuff. I like the looks. It was a painful process, though, and I had no idea going in that it would be that involved. He wants to do a second bleaching, but I'll put that off until more of the other work is done.
I'm doing nothing else at home while I go through all the dental work. Today I finally started 2 weeks of laundry in my small pail washer, and I"m catching up 3 weeks of ironing. The ironing is required now because the spinner works so well at spinning the water out that it leaves the clothes very wrinkled. I'm working on figuring out a method that is less labor intensive. I may decide that I have the time to just let things drip dry, they don't have to be spun so that they dry in a couple of hours.
I was reminded as I was cleaning today (told you I felt better than I have for awhile) that I realized a few years ago that all of housework (at least mine...) is just getting rid of trash. Laundry, washing dishes, sweeping, shredding papers, all of what I do as housework is just getting the stuff I no longer want out of the door and thrown away in a responsible manner. One would think that by shrinking my living space to the size of one room of my former house and continuing to get rid of things over the past 5 years or so that the time spent getting rid of trash and dirt would get less, but somehow it seems I always have things I 'should' clean, sweep, launder. However, if there ever was motivation for me to continue the good fight to downsize, it is the fact that I don't like housework.