Published by admin on 06 Feb 2012
I saw my dentist this morning and after banging on my teeth and various other ways to determine I am not a proud owner of an exposed nerve, she decided I have somehow managed to strain a jaw muscle. Probably from yawning too hard.
That’s right, ladies and gents, I’m a hard yawner. The hardest yawner around! I bet if there was a Crossfit for yawning, I would own that place.
So basically, I have to continue with the soft foods diet (more cheesy grits for me! hooray!) and do “moist heat” for 30 minutes a day and take it easy on the yawning. She showed me how to yawn, you guys. I have to put my fist to my chin when I’m yawning to keep my mouth from opening fully so I don’t make my injury worse! (Who has bad yawning form? ME. That’s who.) We’re going to reassess in a month when I get a cleaning. (Another item checked off my to do list!)
I feel like I dodged the jaw cancer bullet and ran right into the you’re an idiot who can’t even yawn right bullet. I’ll take the latter any day.