Sometimes you have to make tough decisions.
Sometimes they're not easy.
Sometimes you're very conflicted and confused on what the right decision is.
What to do? What to do?
Yesterday, I had to have an emergency root canal. It was horrible and painful and everything you would expect a root canal to be. My tooth was infected and on the verge of being abscess. So along with the root canal came a 10-day prescription of antibiotics. As horrible as the root canal was, it was NOTHING compared to the pain I was in with the infected tooth. VERY thankful to have the problem eliminated and on the upswing.
After the procedure, the endodontist was going over the do's and don'ts of post-op. One of the don'ts included no cardiovascular activity for the next 2-3 days. Ummm, excuse me.....what about running a marathon in five days?!?!
He didn't say I couldn't, but he also didn't say it was a good idea. He simply said I knew my body best, and that I wouldn't start hemorrhaging or anything, but it could inflame the tooth which would cause more pain.
Adam asked me yesterday what I was going to do, and I said I just can't think about this today. I'll think about it tomorrow.
Well today is tomorrow. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm so frustrated! It's like the running gods don't want this to happen. "Oh, pneumonia didn't stop you. How about a root canal five days before the race!?!" *insert evil laugh here*