Thanks for all the advice Barbara. The warm salt water technique has definitely been helpful. I think between that and me deciding to switch from Tylenol to Ibuprofin has helped me tremendously. I have felt myself getting tired on and off, so I took it easy over the weekend. I think Sunday afternoon was the first time I had a good burst of energy since the extractions.
And thank you for the vote of confidence on the mental side of this. I am trying my best to stay positive; and I'm really hoping that the whole "mind over matter" idea really works. I totally agree with everything you mentioned in your last few lines. It really is a hard thing to accept...but in the end, it's helping me :)