Thank you all for the sweet comments on my last post. I'm feeling a little better, emotionally anyway. Physically I'm still in a lot of pain. Today has been the worst day so far, probably because I tried to go cold turkey on the muscle relaxers last night. I know a lot of you mentioned getting a mouth guard in your comments. I've tried using one in the past, but it just doesn't work for me. Mouth guard = more discomfort, more drooling, and even less sleep. For the time being, I'm afraid that I'm stuck like this. My brain feels like a ticking time bomb, just waiting to burst into a thousand pieces.
The good news is that I won't have to endure my usual two-hour-a-day work commute tomorrow and Friday since I'll be attending a conference in Orlando, not too far from my mom's house. Maybe the two days away from the office combined with less time in the car will make for less stress.
I'm really looking forward to acu on Saturday. Last session, my acupuncturist put some needles in the area of my jaw that really hurts and it helped to take some of the pressure away. She also put needles in my hips, since they were extremely sore when AF was in town, and changed up my herbs to help with the stomach issues I had on cycle days 1 through 3 and to cleanse my uterus (which, apparently, is not yet good soil to grow a garden, according to my acupuncturist). And I just love how positive she is. She seems so confident that she can get my body to work and her confidence rubs off on me. As I walked out the door after my last session she said, "Next month, I get you pregnant. Right now, I cleanse your body, but next month I get you pregnant."
Boy, I sure hope she's right.