After many shots to numb my mouth, the molar was finally pulled. I won't be chewing on that side of my mouth for a few days, but I haven't been chewing on that side for months anyway. The oral surgeon said that even if I had opted for the root canal, I would have been in to see him anyway. The tooth was cracked and split in two when he first touched it. Good decision. Now, I just have to endure soft foods and bad breath for a few days.
And for the really good news: 15 more days in "Trailer High." And yes, I am counting down!