Throughout 2018, I will be tracking every last penny I spend, and sharing it here weekly. I’m a (late) twenty-something lady, living in the North of England with my Other Half, commonly referred to as OH. I travel regularly for work, and often spend more time on the motorway than in my own home, which can often account for my fluctuating Car Expenses and entirely random Grocery costs! By the end of the year, I’m hoping to have a better overview of where my money goes to each month, and have a realistic long term savings plan in place (as well as the many other savings plans I have in my head, but you can read more about that here). You can also read the full series of my money diaries here.
So what I have gone and cleverly done this week, is willingly pay someone £800 to butcher my mouth and essentially remove my ability to eat solid foods just a week before Christmas. Who does that?!
Most of the week has been spent lying up popping painkillers like Smarties. I did manage to get my Christmas decorations up but it was very much forced fun, when I would have much rathered just continue lying down and munching painkillers.
Of course, as is my life, my dentist trip turned out to not just be a straightforward extraction. The tooth I was saying goodbye to actually had a root wrapped around the root of the tooth next to it. This made it a super painful, super long and super difficult experience!
In fact, it was so bad that I couldn’t carry on with the rest of the dental work planned for that day. I had to return the next morning to have a crown fitted. This was 4 days ago and had it been a standard extraction I should be now functioning like a normal human. However, I’m looking at probably another couple of weeks of agony before things start looking up.
OH tried his best to make me feel better, bless him, with festive hot chocolates and an array of the softest foods he could find in Tescos. (I don’t recommend this unless absolutely necessary. A Christmas buffet is not the same when it features the random mixture of soup, risotto, mashed potatoes, Philadelphia and chocolate mousse)