Good news: My gum infection hasn’t managed to spread any further, and is currently being… managed, for lack of a better way to put it. Come to find out that being on the amount of medication that I’ve been on for asthma has more or less always irritated my gums, but now it’s become a bit more noticeable to me. However, brushing my teeth at the frequency that I have and using mouthwash as liberally as I have (“the purple kind”, too) has only helped matters out. My gums do not like the current state of affairs of anything.
However, the prognosis is better than I had originally thought it was, which is comforting.
Not-quite-so-good news: I’m not managing to stay off of prednisone during this pandemic, although I am making a considerably more concerted effort to do so. If I could stay off of prednisone long-term, that would be great, but that is not where we are at right now, and I suppose that has a lot to do with why my gums do not like the current state of affairs of anything. (Symbicort does as well.) My lungs are having as many opinions on issues as my gums are, although those are more noticeable because lungs are larger than gums and they are my lungs. I’ve also grown weary of explaining to people why certain groups of people can, and should, wear masks with exhale valves… you know, the ones who will not have asymptomatic periods if they are exposed to COVID-19 and actually catch it, who need to be protected from catching the virus more than they need to protect others from catching it from them, but I digress here, I do. It’s a lot of complex science…
Bub now has Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and I’ve pre-ordered Cyberpunk 2077! Two worthwhile purchases.