But my gums had different plans. Severely provoked, they swelled and throbbed for the rest of the day.
My bagel with cream cheese? Forget about it. The chewy exterior of that golden round was not meant for sore gums or teeth.
Instead, I spent the morning sucking on ice-cubes, hoping that the solid cold would alleviate the pain enough for me to eat.
Because I eat a lot. Especially during a long work day.