It's been a hard month. Long dark wet days with barely any sun leave us all feeling gloomy and down. MyMan has taken a definite step backwards. The 2 teeth he had extracted a couple of weeks ago have been a real pain. Neuralgia has laid him low. A return check to the dentist yesterday garnered the information that a tooth nearby is also suspect and the filling was a 'deep' one. He's not to 'under estimate the wound' to the gum which is still yet to fully heal. So it looks as if it is going to be another long drawn out healing process - again. He still has yet 3 more teeth to be drawn. He went to have a deep tissue massage and was told his neck muscles are 'in a mess'. He is still sleeping better but the amount of pain he has daily is not helping his mood.
He feels as if he is back to square one again. Secretly so do I. But I keep reminding him of his brighter, positive mood over the Christmas break and suggest that once his teeth problems are sorted he'll return to that happier state.
All I can hang on to at the moment is that by Easter he may be over the worst. He may be feeling more positive and sociable again. Meanwhile, for me it's back to the solitary life, gritting my teeth when I feel he's being unreasonably tetchy, and socialising as a singleton again.