It’s less than 10 days until Christmas day and I don’t have a present under the tree. This week the excitement of Christmas has seemed to fade a bit. I think it has to do with the hustle and bustle of the end of the year. The kids’ schools and their end-of-the-year celebrations and testing. Also, the end of the year events for their extracurricular activities. End-of-the-year work functions are in full swing too. Did we forget about the ponderosa? Large crowds unmasked individuals and no distance from one another. Everyone trying to get back to “normal,” but Omarion is like nah. This seems like a never-ending cycle. I’m over it and I’m sure you are too.
Stress creates hormonal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous system changes in our body. Along with these systemic changes, there are oral manifestations that are the result of stress. Yes, stress can wreak havoc in your mouth. Is the mouth not part of your body?
It was a mental roller coaster to be in contact with so many people expressing their grief while I too am experiencing grief. Up until last week, having a patient who had experienced a loss was far apart. Last week, I had one day in which each patient expressed their experience with Covid19 whether it was the sudden loss of a love one, having been sick with the virus or loss of work.