deep_frost
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It All Happened at Once!
Whew, so I'm having an intense time over here!

So, I got my wisdom teeth out almost 2 weeks ago and they are completely healed! Ok, I still have holes in my gums, but they don't hurt at all, I can use a straw again, and I even started eating chips! I still have to watch food getting stuck, but it's not a big deal!
The procedure actually went really well! I wasn't out of it or anything afterwards, I was perfectly fine! It hurt, yeah, but since I had awful expectations, it wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be. I lived on Ibuprofen and pudding for about 5 days and then I was doing pretty good. And, I mean, 3 of my teeth didn't even hurt after the 2nd day! The one tooth that wasn't impacted actually gave me the most trouble. Plus, I had a sore throat that was really annoying. But, anyway, wisdom teeth were fine and I was happy.

However, after I could get my mouth open, I took a good look at my tonsils. COMPLETELY white! Could not even see tonsil. Went to campus doctor and they did strep test. Was not strep. That freaked me out. Plus, I was still tired all the time. I'd been chalking it up to my teeth and being on bedrest, but it still persisted. So I went to the doctor in town. He was very convinced it was strep. Took another strep test, negative. My doctor had a mini freak out about that. Did a blood test. It was mono! So, that's great! I had to miss more class, but I'm almost caught up now.

I don't know how long I've had it. I could have had it since soon after my teeth came out, I don't know. But the sore throat is gone and I'm only mildly tired. Yet, hypochondriac me is obsessing over the possibility of a splenic rupture. Not just from a blow (and it's likely because it is DAMN icy here), but spontaneously, even though at the high end there's only a .05% chance. Even now, I think there's a pressure in my side, but it's not like I'm going to rush to the ER unless it hurts really bad, no matter how much I'd like to. Because my roommates are the ones with cars, so unless I want to walk there...
I'm sure it will be fine, but until I'm healthy again (which takes months with this stupid virus!) I will be freaking out.

Speaking of freaking out, I ordered plane tickets! I am officially going to visit Connor in D.C. for Spring Break! I'm so excited!! But, yeah, the road trip thing did not work out. Money was an issue and one of my friends who could make it said she would rather stay home with her cats smilies/icon_stare.gif But whatever, they're loss!
I convinced my friend Katie to come with me, because I'm terrified of being on a plane. Plus, Connor still has to work during the week, so it's nice to have someone to hang out with instead of chilling in an empty apartment or out on the town by myself for hours. And Katie is one of my best friends and entirely kickass, so there is no downside! True, Connor and I won't really have a chance to be alone together, not even in his studio apartment, but we were more than willing for Katie to come as long as we got to see each other. We both actually really pushed for Katie to go. Me to have a friend join the fun and him because he didn't want me to be by myself when he wasn't there. So it's our own fault if we get upset over the arrangement later.

I'm just so happy that I'll get to see Connor again! And you know it's going well when the two of us were Skyping to figure out plane tickets. I mean, it can't be going badly when you expect to be happily together a month and a half in advance smilies/icon_blaugh.gif Ok, that's not true, but I'm choosing to believe it! I'm really happy about our relationship so far. I mean, I'm busy with classes, homework, and dance while he's tied up at work, but that just leaves us open to have our own lives, even if we don't have the most interesting things to say about them later. However, we text or message each other in some form every day. We Skype once or twice a week for hours at a time. Phoning is our least favorite and expensive, so we don't do that unless Skype crashes late at night when minutes are free. It may not seem like much, but it's enough for me! I wouldn't complain if we could Skype more, but we're both busy, plus my apartment is always full of people, so it's hard to find a quiet place. Yet it's really great and going well. Not to mention that Connor knows my goal of working in the postal service and actually made a contact over there for me who is the D.C. post master! That's insane! Like, he's really looking ahead and looking out for me. Many would find that creepy, but we've seriously talked about the potential of this and how we're both willing to move. You can't have a relationship like this without being forward-thinking. And, I mean, it's not like we've dropped the L-bomb yet, so it's not like we're jumping the gun completely. Things are just happening and such. And as long as the two of us are ok with it, it's cool.

But, yeah, all of this has happened in the span of a couple weeks. It's crazy! I just need to calm down and get my s**t together. But, even with ilness, I'm really liking life right now emotion_smilies/icon_kirakira.gif