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used as an adjective to describe something
1. of ample or good size, ex: a goodly amount.
2. of a fine appearance, ex: a goodly young man.
3. Archaic. of good quality, ex: a goodly gift.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Dental Problems Are Affecting My Health: Update on Health Habits for March 2012

I am continuing to wear my pedometer and tennis shoes.

What can I say that hasn't been said already?  

I have set up goals for my health.  I have made some major accomplishments.  I have been drinking water.  I have given up soda during the Lenten season.  

I'm not losing too much weight.

I have also noticed my skin condition dramatically improve.  I now have looser clothing.    That's okay for now.  My main concern has always been to get healthier.  Fortunately, I do feel more knowledgeable about the information of real healthy foods than even a year ago.

Here is an update on my health habits:

1. Tried my best to stay away from breads, but I needed to eat a peanut butter sandwich yesterday (Sunday).  I was able to sleep afterwards.  Been noticing that milk causes me some bloating, too.

2. Been suffering with tooth abscesses.  Haven't been able to eat hard foods.  Can't exercise because rapid movements and heavy chewing causes me headaches.

3. Drank some smoothies and V8 vegetable juice.

Goals for the upcoming week:

1. Will try my best to eat what I can.  I will opt for several smoothies and more V8.

2. Call a dentist and set up an appointment.  Thankfully, we now have dental insurance.

3. Try not to sink into depression after my setback of all this tooth pain and sense of hopelessness.

Here's a special point of honesty.

My dental problems have greatly affected my life for these last few years.  It is a source of deep sadness and humility.  I am very limited in what I can eat.  While others take for granted that they can bite into an apple, I sincerely wish I could do it.  Hopefully, a good dentist can help improve my life.

Well, thanks for letting me vent about dental problems affecting my health.  I ask you all, my beloved readers, to please pray for me, as I resume my dental appointments.

How about you, my readers?  Are you keeping up with any health goals for the month of March, related to your New Year's resolutions?  How do you plan to improve your health at this point?  I encourage you to assess your current health.  It's a great opportunity to adjust your habits to improve your life.   

If you need to improve your health, in any form, please ask God to help you; He will, if you pray for His guidance.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.


  1. Thanks for sharing the info here. Keep up the good work. All the best.

  2. Hi there,

    Thanks for commenting. It's amazing that a little problem can cause so many other problems.

    Rebecca G.

  3. Don't worry, Rebecca, a friendly dentist will come someday and drain away your tooth problems so that you can eat all your favorite food. Kind of like a knight in shining armor, only the dentist will probably be wearing a white lab coat instead of a chain mail. Also, you would probably be able to do some physical activities once again after you’ve headaches have left you. Don't let pain rule your body, and continue to enjoy life.

  4. Emmy,

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. It was difficult for me to admit to my dental problems. I am fortunate that my sister pointed me to a gentle dentist that she found. This year we finally have insurance so we can go...and yes, my headaches went away.

    God bless,

    Rebecca G.

  5. Good job keeping up with the exercise and healthy lifestyle. I know its hard....

  6. Marie,

    Thanks. It has been hard, but I know that all of my efforts are worth it.

    Rebecca G.

  7. I agree with Carol – During my younger years, I used to dream of wearing braces. My buddy and I even put non-prescriptioned retainer and eyeglasses, and pretend we were some cool geeky nerds in our circle. Ironically, I got my dream come true for I am now FORCED to wear both; but for the better, of course. >.<

    Jamar Schaffer

  8. Jamar,

    Thanks for your kind words. I have also worn glasses since my late high school years. That didn't bother me so much because my dad used to wear them. Also, my best friend used to wear them in high school.

    As for the dental problem, I am going to be patient, even after all this time. I had double bypass surgery in February of this year and must focus on my recovery.



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