I got my wisdom teeth extracted last Thursday, and recovery just hasn't been there. I ended up with two dry sockets that I've had patched once (yesterday morning). I still feel very tender and am still on the pasta/pudding/protein shake diet, so I will probably go for another patch tomorrow.
As you can see from my signature, my first A race is Sunday. My dentist swears I'll be 100% by Sunday, but he's also telling me things like "recovery time is about 3 days" and "you'll be able to go to work Monday (yesterday), no problem" and (post-patching) "you'll feel better by the time you make it to the parking lot." I'm losing faith.
Anybody out there have similar experiences? Am I kidding myself thinking that I'll be able to give an A race effort after all of this? Or is it really a "lights on" situation, where you wake up feeling back to normal one day? What about pain meds? I'm still on them. Should I scrap the race if I find I still need them, say, Friday night?
Any advice is welcome. Even advice to HTFU. Still, I may not follow said advice. I ran today and it wasn't great; a finish isn't worth it to me to suffer for that long this early in the year.
2014: 40k TT focus
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