did you know that pineapple juice reduces swelling and pain and is especially effective for those who are getting their wisdom teeth taken out? i learned this via my sister, who recently had her wisdom teeth removed. several people told her about this pineapple remedy so she spent the week beforehand eating loads of pineapple and downing a few cups of pineapple juice two or so days before the surgery, and the end result? hardly any pain or swelling.
i was thinking about this earlier today because i have one wisdom tooth coming in (i only have one, or maybe two, i can't remember, and of course it lies dormant for 27 years before decided to rear its ugly head) and whatever this thing attacking my body is has caused me massive joint pain, so i decided it was time for me to go buy craploads of pineapple juice in hopes its anti-swelling properties would help me out. this is how you know i'm getting older. i start buying into homeopathic remedies.
anyways! basically, i'm trying to get well enough so i can do the following this weekend: brunch with my parents and sister at creme (their brunch is totally fantastic); play rock band and watch the redskins beat the seahawks; go to two birthday parties of two awesome people saturday night; brunch with middle school friends on sunday and potentially go ice skating or bowling afterwards; have an internetty dinner the same day; and various activities and birthday stuff next week.
i think i'm starting to figure out why i've gotten sick so often this past year, though: i do too much damn stuff. it's a lot of fun, but maybe it's time to start cutting back.