Thanks so much, everybody!
Unfortunately, I still feel a bit crappy.
I'm trying desperately
to stay off the hard stuff 'til bedtime, especially since I have had to drive everywhere this week, taking Advil instead. As long as I'm not eating or brushing, I'm generally okay, just wiped out.
What I can't seem to gauge is how long I have to take pain med, because I still have some level of pain (mostly tolerable, except for the times I mentioned). A week? Two? I go back Tues for follow up. (I gained a tiny bit this week 'cause I had to eat what was tolerable, but no big.