Recovering From COVID-19

Today I’m just sharing my personal life in July and August.  This is not my usual type of post at all.

 

A painful July and August

 

The last couple of months have been stressful for me.  I woke to a horrible pain in a tooth one morning in July.  I knew at once that I probably needed a root canal.  I had one back 20 years ago.  There was no gradual build-up of pain but a quick on-set of sharp and penetrating pain.   I went to a dentist as soon as I could. He said I needed to see a specialist for the root canal unlike 20 years ago.  I then a week later saw a endodontist. It took 2 treatments which were 2 weeks apart to finish the root canal.  The regular dentist said he would put a crown on my tooth in 2 weeks. A week later I was in Michigan seeing family and had again a great pain. New dentist was found who said my tooth from the root canal had broken in 2.  It needed to be extracted but he refused to do it. He said go back to my dentist in Florida.  The next week I returned to Florida and the next day I had the tooth extracted.  It took a few days to feel human again. Last week I saw the dentist for a follow-up on Wednesday. On Thursday, I had a quarterly appointment with my primary physician.  My sinus problems were worse than usual and I was tested for COVID-19. I was positive.

 

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Why Do We Cough?

Why do we cough?

Coughs generally clear the throat of irritants, including microbes, dust, smoke, and mucus. Most everyone has a cough on occasion as it is a reflex action. Chronic long-term coughs may hint at more significant health problems.  But if you develop a new cough and you are not sure why, that can be concerning, especially if it persists for any length of time.  In order to take proper care of your overall health, you should seek medical advice for chronic problems.  Usually, acute coughs clear up within a few days to a week, but chronic coughs that last typically signal the need for a trip to the doctor. 

 

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