Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Many of you have commented on my journal and written me emails. You were encouraging and comforting to me regarding the last 10 days swollen gland and not feeling well dilemma. Well appointment with oral surgeon early this morning and I was told I do not have a tooth problem!!!! I am so thankful as I was dreading the first time of having a tooth pulled. I will wait until Monday to see if this still slightly swollen gland has gone away. If not then on to primary doctor or specialist to see if I have a stone in a saliva gland.
I shared how very - not normal - I have been feeling. He said it was probably a combination of three things. Swollen gland usually means infection, strong antibiotic for 10 days - they always make me feel bad, and the sinus or whatever virus that has been going through this family. Also since I have Sjogren's Syndrome and am plagued with dry mouth and eyes - was told that may be why the gland was swollen and infected.
So thank you for thinking of me and have a happy Thanksgiving in whatever way you are celebrating.
I continued on to the country after doctor appointment. My special friend had a plate of lots of good eating and her special coconut cake. Her and twin sister had prepared a luncheon for 50 relatives and friends that would soon be arriving. I was invited but headed back to my city cottage.

Sharing this evening from One Woman on her Journey Through This Life.


Judy said...

Hi Ernestine, Hope you feel better and you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am having Thanksgiving brunch since my son has to work at the t.v. station tomorrow afternoon, then I will accompany Bob to his family's meal at 6 p.m. Take care of yourself and get better.

Beverly said...

Glad it was not a tooth...
Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving...

Mim said...

So glad a tooth doesn't need to be extracted.
Now just need to get better and feel better.
Thinking of you.

Sky said...

i think it would be good to see the primary care physician. usually swollen glands in the neck does mean infection or inflammation. i have salivary gland stones, and my jaws hurt when one is trying to pass but i have never had swollen glands as a result. the pain and swelling i have when this is occurring is right where the upper and lower jawbones connect, just at the base of the ear. the doc can do some bloodwork and see if anything looks a bit out of the norm. good luck in getting this resolved and keep us posted, please. hope your thanksgiving is a good one and that you are feeling great again soon.

Tabor said...

So sorry that you are still low even though you are removing various reasons for illness. I hope that you can enjoy some TG food in spite of it all.