So far the recovery from having my upper wisdom-teeth yanked has been anticlimactic.
Mrs ERJ managed the timing of the swapping out of gauze pads.
The "prescription pain-meds" are plain, old, ibuprofen (aka, Breakfast of Champions).
The doc was in a jovial mood before the procedure. I think it was as uncomplicated as wisdom teeth extraction can be. They were not impacted. The gums were not infected. Large amounts of the teeth were exposed to grip with tools.
I requested sedation and they obliged me.
The dental tech was an exotic beauty who is remodeling the old house she and her husband moved into.
The instructions say that I am prohibited from heavy-lifting, spitting, smoking and sucking.
They do not define "heavy lifting". I suspect it varies from person-to-person.
The good news is that I cannot go dancing because I suck at it.
Zinc and Vitamin D are a couple of things that have been listed as reducing the severity of Covid-19.
There is a very wide range of "acceptable" levels of zinc and vitamin D in the diet but some people are "mega-dosing" thinking more is always better.
Mrs ERJ asked me to look into issues around zinc toxicity. The biggest issue is that long-term mega-dosing can lead to copper deficiencies. In humans, zinc competes with copper for the same pathways into the body. Increasing zinc in the diet reduces copper up-take.
One solution is to alternate two-days of zinc supplements with two-days of no zinc supplements. That gives your guts time to fill with low-zinc...materials...and your body to absorb the copper it needs.
I am not a doctor. Consider this portion of the post to be "recreational reading". Do your own research and make your own decisions.
Deer in rut
Sprite's grandson shot a buck but we were not able to recover it.
It seems likely that the shot was overly-long. These new cross-bows are pretty cool but optimism is no substitute for patience and knowing your tools' limits.