Quiet Abby

Yes, I’ve been quiet lately on this blog – I’m still having troubles from the wisdom tooth that I had to have removed in February (had another surgery two weeks ago today), and I just haven’t had the energy or motivation to write on the blog.  One very quick update on my tooth troubles, for those of you who might ask:  as of Monday, I have now switched oral surgeons in hopes of achieving full recovery.  I feel absolutely terrible about ditching my first oral surgeon, because she is so nice and so smart and I really like her, but I wasn’t getting better and I can’t continue on this way any more.  My first oral surgeon left me a phone message this morning, and I feel dreadfully guilty about having hurt her feelings.  Yuck.

In library news, storytimes and book groups continue on as usual, and I’ve found a new level of hyper-efficiency at work now that I live in fear of being out with dental problems at any given moment.  It’s amazing how much I can accomplish when I’m going at warp speed, which I estimate to be 200% speed (twice my usual, that is, and my usual is pretty darn efficient).  But it does leave me pretty tired and depleted on my off hours, hence the lack of blog postings.

With any luck, I’ll finally recover soon, and with any luck, I’ll be finding my librarian voice again soon to write interesting blog posts.  This has been a rough year, and I’ve become pretty worn out over the last nine months.  My apologies that this has meant inconsistent postings!!

6 thoughts on “Quiet Abby”

  1. Never ever feel guilty for getting a second opinion, and if it turns out, a better doctor. Your health is more important than someone’s (possibly) hurt feelings.

    Here’s hoping the tooth is on its way to better and better!

  2. I second Jean’s second of getting a second opinion without an apology. My dad, Caroline, and Israel all had misdiagnoses this year with one that was potentially life-threatening (Caroline’s). All at different hospitals, in different states. Thankfully the second time was a charm in all three cases and they each quickly recovered, but for all a bad situation was made worse by the first doctor on the scene. Hope you can get your health squared away. Besides us missing your voice, we feel terrible that you’ve had such a rough go of it. Feel better soon, Abs. Summer will be here soon! Love , -L

  3. Wow, Liz – that’s a tough combo of misdiagnoses! It’s good to remember that doctors can make mistakes…

    My new oral surgeon, who I do like, thinks I have an infection of the bone, which is kinda freaking me out. Hopefully he can make me better, but until that happens, I am feeling pretty run down and not very creative. 🙁

  4. Not to be too cynical, but of course your first oral surgeon called you — a great way to head off malpractice law suits is to do follow-up calls.

    Boy, I hope your new oral surgeon can figure out what’s going on. This has been going on a loooong time.

  5. I worry when you are quiet for such a long time. Which kind of doctor is best qualified to treat an infection of the bone?

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