Personal Posts/Misc.

Update: I’m still alive!!

Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since my last post. Almost a year and a half, actually. I am very sorry for such a long hiatus, but I had good reasons for it! And here they are:

Job stress/exhaustion:

I worked at Hobby Lobby in the framing department for two years (July 2018 – August 2020), and it was easily the most stressful job I’ve ever had. I was overworked, taken advantage of, and I never felt that my work there was appreciated. I developed a whole slew of health issues, from losing over 50 pounds in 6 months to extreme exhaustion, almost all of which cleared up in the months after I quit. I think working there was literally killing me.

Health Issues:

In addition to my work-related health issues, I also had all four of my wisdom teeth removed in February 2020. The oral surgeon partially cut the nerve on the bottom left side while removing them, which wasn’t supposed to happen, obviously. This resulted in my lower gums, bottom lip, and most of my chin going completely numb. I ended up having to drive to Texas in the midst of the pandemic to have surgery done to repair the nerve that was transected. I live in Nebraska, so that was a ten-hour drive one way!!

The surgery went well, and I’ve regained the sensation of pressure on my lip, gums, and most of my chin. I can’t feel the sensation of touch on my chin at all, though.

Those are just a couple of reasons why my blog has been inactive for so long. Now that I’m healthy mentally and physically again, I’m ready to jump back in and post new reviews and discussion questions. Thank you to all of you who continued to follow my blog all this time! I appreciate each and every one of you and I hope that the past year has gone much easier for you all than mine did!

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