Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rain Storms and the Texas State Fair

As I write this post, it is raining outside. Finally. We got quite the storm tonight, after what feels like years without rain, we finally got a downpour that has been long awaited. I loveeeee Texas thunderstorms. Always a treat.

So for the past several months I have been suffering from some serious jaw pain. I had come to the conclusion that it was due to TMJ problems and so I've been trying to treat it with some natural supplements that are supposed to help. Well. After buying a mouth guard out of desperation and pain, I found out it was just making the problem worse. I then got even more desperate and called my dentist, who referred me to a TMJ specialist. I called them...and they basically told me it would cost a fortune to get in. SO. I talked to the chiropractor I work for and she examined my jaw and told me that my jaw was out of place and that it was something we could treat for free at the clinic I work at. How convenient right?! Right. I am so happy. Although today, my jaw is KILLING me, and right now it's hurting more than it has all day. It aches so bad that I have a headache. They say this pain is made even worse with stress. Well. That is so true. Today I'd say was one of the most stressful days I've had in a while. And while I'm pretty good at hiding my stress, your body knows when you're stressed no matter how hard you try to hide it from others and yourself. 

There are two events coming up starting this weekend that I am super excited for. 
1. General Conference. It started off with a bang last weekend with the General Relief Society Broadcast, and it was super amazing. I am so excited to listen to the talks this weekend, I have no doubt they will be anything short of incredible, inspirational, and memorable. 
2. The Texas State Fair!!!! I love the fair! I haven't been able to go for the last four years because I've been away at school. I remember going every year starting at a very young age all the way up to my high school years. There is lots of great fried food, great shows, and fun things to do. I will be riding the big Texas Star Ferris wheel this year for the first time, and I couldn't be more excited. I love the Texas State Fair website, because it's had a countdown to the fair all the way down to the second. I will not apologize for the Texas pride, you should probably just get used to it :)

All the fried food you can imagine..

And of course, Bix Tex always there to greet you in his new outfits every year...

Happy weekend everyone! Enjoy it! Smile lots, go out there and make today the best day of your life. 

1 comment:

Kelli Warren said...

I'm really sorry about your jaw, that sounds awful!
um Jealous about the fair! Stay away from corn dogs {we went to the Idaho state fair a few weeks ago and I got food poisoning from a freak corn dog, the barf was rancid, in case you were wondering :)
you should definitely try the fried pb&j...or butter hahah!
have a wonderful weekend and enjoy conference! Love you

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