I am experiencing my very first toothache at age 42 and all I can say is WOW so awful!!! I have been lucky enough to never have had this type of intense pain before. I have had surgery and stitches and root canals but never have I been in so much pain. I have a root canal scheduled for tomorrow so I am less than 24 hours out from relief and I can barely stand it.
You would think that I could lose some serious weight not being able to chew for several days, but in order to take the pain medication I have to get something in my stomach so I have been living on Sierra Mist lemon lime soda to settle my stomach and give me some glucose. I have stuck to my food logging even with all the weird food choices. I haven't been able to work out since last Thursday and it's really bothering me.
With all the adversity I have been feeling for the past few days I felt excited and encouraged by the fact that I haven't let it totally derail me. I miss my workouts and have them scheduled again starting the day after my dentist visit. I may have gone over in calories some days with my soda diet, but I still felt compelled to log the calories anyway. This is progress for me and it feels great!!