Listen to that inner voice!
Ever have a bad feeling about something and ignore it? Me too. The most recent instance involved going to the dentist a month after surgery.
It shouldn’t have been a big deal, really. Just a routine tooth-cleaning. Except as the appointment approached, I didn’t feel “up to it.” I couldn’t put my finger on why; it just didn’t seem like the right time to go. I contemplated postponing it a month, but decided just to go anyway despite my misgivings. Bad idea.
My mouth was super tender and my gums bled like crazy! Nothing had changed in my tooth cleaning routine, so the only explanation that the dentist, hygienist and I could come up with was overall inflammation in my body due to the surgery.
The lesson here is two-fold: 1) listen to those intuitions about your body; and 2) it’s a good idea to postpone going to the dentist for a few months after surgery.
Photo by @Doug88888, used with permission.