Addict

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is similar to having a baby. No one is ever fully prepared.

After waking up from my nap, as I was not allowed to eat for six hours or so before the procedure, I was absolutely starving. The week before, I was semi-excited for the diet I was going to be on following the surgery. I can’t lie, any reason to not have to worry about working out and what I am putting into my mouth is okay with me.

However, my first meal later that day of cheddar broccoli soup showed me that these two weeks were going to be rough. I never realized how much I used those teeth in the back of my mouth. As gross as this is about to be, even the bits of broccoli in the soup got caught in the gaps.

And if that wasn’t annoying enough, I also had to have everything at a lukewarm temperature. Of course, that wasn’t going to last the entire two weeks. But the first week was definitely going to rough for me. Firstly, it’s winter. Secondly, I need my coffee every morning.

You read that correctly. I NEED my coffee in the morning.

I don’t turn into a complete grouch or anything like that. However, I do get a headache and definitely don’t feel my best when I don’t have it.

It all started when I got my second job at the coffee shop. That one was a close second for the worst job ever, by the way. It was my first full-time job, and I had to get there so early in the morning, I couldn’t help but have a cup or three a day. It certainly didn’t help the situation when employees were allowed a free cup of coffee per shift. Although I became a part-time coffee drinker in elementary school, I knew this was when I became dependent on it.

After my surgery, I was forced to brew the coffee cold. Even after that, I couldn’t even drink through a straw. This experience solidified in my mind the fact that I am addicted to coffee. Although it is winter, and my front teeth are sensitive to cold, I powered through just to get an insane amount of caffeine pumping through my veins.

Do I enjoy feeling dependent on something? Absolutely not! Do I have the willpower to cut back? If I did, I would also have the willpower to change my diet and get fit.

I guess as far as addictions go, this one is a lot less harmful than others. But that’s what everyone says to reason with and justify their demons.

 

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