Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer .

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

What a week!

I was back to work on Monday and it went well. In homework again of course as cases are increasing.
We currently have our son in quarantine as one of his colleagues has COVID. He didn’t see him without his mask so he should be fine. He has no symptoms so far and his first CPR test was negative, so we are not worried.

But on Wednesday, I had mouth surgery.
It was planned and I had a gum graft because the perk of aging (this is sarcasm of course because there aren’t many perks in getting older) is that you lose some of your gums. In my case, I lost a lot as my gums have always been fragile.
Sooo if I wanted to keep my teeth in the future (which I do very much thank you) the solution is to graft skin from your palate to your gums. Incredible right?

I had that done on one side of the mouth, upper teeth and will have to do it on the other side in a few months.

Let me tell you that if the surgery went very well and I was totally relaxed, once it “awoke” after the anesthesy it hurt like a motherf@cker! I had no painkillers in my systems and they just had cut and pushed everywhere!
Not only did I look like a hamster (Beware of the Husband’s words, thanks honey you always know what to say to please your wife) but I was feeling like a grizzly awakening after winter: very very aggressive!
Three painkillers later it was already better 🙂

Now I am just eating baby food for two weeks!
No seriously, when I am squashing a banana with another fruit I can’t help but think of my kids when they were a few months old!
The first day I tried to eat porridge/oatmeal but after 45 minutes to finish my bowl…I decided to eat soup, yoghurt and cream for a few days at least!

My colleagues were all astonished that I was working the day after.
Well I had surgery in the mouth, not hands or… I just speak very badly and I try to avoid speaking! I considered mime in Skype but I am not the most talented at miming so that idea went through the drain pretty quick.
Plus how do you mime “annual results”, “HR” etc??? 🙂

This “healing” tired me and that’s why I haven’t been very active on the blog nor blog hopping this week.
I’ll do better I promise! And I have tons of reviews to share with you.

On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)

I just wrote one review and one blog post. Not much I know…

That’s it!

Thanks for reading.


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  1. Oh that surgery does sound painful, hope you’ll feel better soon and can switch to some non-liquid foods! Though it must have been quite funny to try and mime through a Skype meeting 😉

      1. I miss you too Sophie!!! We’ve all been having the covid here in Texas lately – everyone except my daughter (knock on wood!), but we’re all doing well now. I’m trying to get organized for the new year and get back into some of my more bookish things – we’ll see how it goes!

  2. oh no!!! My goodness I had no idea they did things like gum grafts.I can’t imagine how painful that is. Whenever I have things like that I just drink lots of fruit smoothies haha

  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and glad to hear that your son is okay. It seems like cases are rising in my area, and I’ve been hearing about community members getting COVID more and more frequently. Hoping that you all are safe and well 🙂

    claire @ clairefy

  4. Ouch that does not sound fun! Painkillers are a must! Things with the mouth are never fun anyway *sigh*

    Hope your son stays negative. Just found out we had an exposure at work s now we’re all testing and preparing to maybe quarantine as well *sigh*

    Love that Book With Sass graphic 🙂

  5. Ooof we do have some gum issues to in the family- they explained to me that I needed to see a dentist every 6months as while im young enough it can “bounce back”.. but eh- dad had it and needed to go see them every. month. for a while idk what it is exactly, but i don’t think it’s the same.. (add my two missing teeth, my lower jaw’s bone might shift downward, erh.)

    Hey that’d be absolutely wonderfun to have known/have collegues understand sign language then, ahah no need for speaking! On another note, hoping your son will remain fine and won’t get it xx we had 3 covid positive at work too, and thankfully none of us got it.

  6. I hate just having a toothache. I can’t imagine how painful gum grafting would be. I hope the pain is much better now and you are able to eat normally again soon. Most of all, I hope you have a smooth recovery. I am just sorry you have to go through it all again in a few months. I am glad you enjoyed Golden Son so much! I love your graphic. LOL I hope you have a great week!

  7. OMG! That still sounds incredibly painful and not sure I’d be any less cranky either. You are brave and strong, Sophie. Bravo at doing this with grace and humour and hope the next surgery is less painful now you know what to expect. Take good care of you.