Why Phly Is On Drugs: Blame The Dentist!

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Nicholas Sales
For those of you who were wondering where I disappeared to today and why the promised webinar is not yet up (an for all of those who were not wondering as well) prepare yourself for a tale of woe and medication!

Dun, dun, DAA! (insert choice of scary music here)

I was at the dentist!  Truthfully? He's a very sweet man, and genuinely cares about what he does and the comfort of his patients. The experience was really quite nice. . . . .  all things considered.

I was able to squeeze into his schedule because one of my teeth has been bothering me a great deal of late. It escalated from mildly annoying to utterly excruciating on this past Saturday. (When I post the webinar video, you will probably see a few faces I make that are really out there, even for me. It's because I'm trying to alleviate some of the pain by wiggling my jaw.) After calling around to about a million dentists on Monday (Ok, so it was only 6, but still!), I was able to get an appointment with Dr Lynn Blaisdell.

This morning at 10 am I was seated in his office filling out paper work. I left his office at a little after 11: 45. . . . . So you can guess that things did not go so well. What I had mistakenly thought was a filling that needed to be replaced, turned out to be the discovery of a massive cavity in the next molar over. . . . .  followed by numbing, lots of drilling, a partial root canal, a temporary reconstruction and finally recommendations of either pulling the tooth or getting a complete root canal and reconstructing the tooth using a porcelain cap. So, much fun! Yea, me. . . . :(

So after being tenderly cared for, (Dr. Blaisdell is truly a wonder! I did not feel a thing. . . . literally! ;) I was ushered on my way with a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication called in for me and told that the numbing agents should wear off in an hour or so. . . . . Three and a half hours later I could finally start to feel my lips. I took the antibiotics and first dose of pain medication as directed, and WOW! Let me tell you what, those lil suckers are amazing! ;) No pain anywhere!

But there are some down sides. . .

1. My head feels like somebody hijacked my brain and stuffed my head full of cotton balls and helium.  (It's not nearly as fun as it sounds!)

2. Because of the temporary filling, my mouth tastes like the hospital smells. Or like what gauze smells like when you open the package. (In short, BLECH!)

3. I am having a horrible time getting anything done because I keep falling asleep! It's really sad how easily any kind of medicine affects me, anything stronger than regular aspirin and I turn into Sleeping Beauty. I waited until my hubby came home to take the full dose of the pain meds because I did not want to fall asleep and leave my 4 year old daughter to her own devices. (it's just not safe to do that!) So when he did get home and I took the medication, I decided to take a "quick nap". . . . Five hours later, I woke up and was wondering how in the world it got dark so fast after only 20 minutes. ;)

4. I'm getting really sick of yogurt. I have been craving nachos all day. . . *sigh* but it's just not going to happen. :(

5. My capacity for spelling, typing, phone conversations and any other form of intelligent communication has dwindled to nothing. I'm between doses at the moment, hence my semi-coherent state. I'll go take the next dose like I am supposed to here in a few minuted when I finish this. I held off for a bit because you really can't write a decent blog post when your brain is doing a fairly impressive imitation of jello.

So to sum all this up: I went to the dentist today and it was actually a MUCH better experience that I expected. If I'm not completely coherent tomorrow, it's not my fault! And I don't like taking drugs. . . . even though the Doctor told me to. ;)

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Phly, Wishing for a quick recovery!

Sounds like we have something in common!  Tylenol and up just make me tired.  Those who claim some special buzz off Vicodin?  I don't get it.  The once or twice I've had it prescribed (soccer related of course) it just puts me to sleep.  No rainbows and leapin' unicorns at all!

Bill

Aug 18, 2010 11:08 PM #2
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Craig Rutman
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Ahhhhhh, Dr. DrillandFill! Not my favorite doctor to see. But a good smile goes a long way.

Hope you're feeling better today and you come out of your drug induced coma even better than ever!

Aug 19, 2010 01:52 AM #3
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Barbara..implants rule..especially for us hockey players from Southie who played pre-facemask days :) Phly..pheel better!!

Aug 19, 2010 02:01 AM #4
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you're doing pretty well for living in Lidocaineville.  Feel better thoon.

Aug 19, 2010 02:25 AM #5
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Phly, So it wasn't like THIS?

Aug 19, 2010 03:25 AM #6
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Or maybe more like THIS??

Aug 19, 2010 03:29 AM #7
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Richard Green
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Barbara - Thanks for the info! ;) I'm thinking at this point I'm going to go for the total root canal and porcelain crown. But I am going to have them check the other side of my mouth first, because I have a tooth exactly opposite from the one that they just worked on that feels like it is doing the same thing. . . . and If that's the case, extractions and braces it is. *sigh* I have a sneaking suspicion that having braces and a retainer is what caused part of the problem in the first place.

Aug 19, 2010 06:17 AM #8
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Bill - Thanks! I hate having to take any kind of medication, but last night was really aggravating. It was one of those things where you are trying to do something simple and can't seem to get it right. I was trying to make my pillows comfortable and to my horror I started crying out of frustration! (I rarely cry and it embarrasses me nearly to death when I do.) My very sweet and patient hubby, fixed my pillows, hugged me and said "It's ok babe. It's not your fault, you are on drugs!" ;)  I laughed so hard I forgot to be upset. I decided to cut the dose by 3/4 during the day, it hurts a little but at least I'm not a babbling idiot. ;)

LOL!!! Those videos are so funny! It was more like the Mr. Bean one, but just from the stand point of numb lips. Let me tell you what, it's nearly impossible to put on chap stick when your lips are numb! ;)

Aug 19, 2010 06:35 AM #9
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Craig - LOL! Dr. DrillandFill! ;) That's awesome! I'm doing a lot better today, thanks! . . . . But I'm still stuck eating yogurt! Normally I don't mind it once in a while, but after two days of it my stomach is acting like it thinks my throat's been cut. ;)

Aug 19, 2010 06:39 AM #10
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Richard Green
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Joe - Ah, Hockey! I don't believe there was ever a better sport invented to encourage tooth loss than that one! ;) And today I pheel pretty good! ;) Thanks! ;)

Aug 19, 2010 06:42 AM #11
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Alan - I believe it's something-codone. . . Whatever it is, it's really hard to stay focused! I keep catching my self staring off in space and fantasizing about nachos ;) *sounding like Daffy Duck* Thanks for the well wishes! ;)

Aug 19, 2010 06:48 AM #12
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I'll be in That chair in the am. You just learn to live with it.

Aug 19, 2010 11:37 AM #13
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I so feel your pain.  I hope you are able to get off the pain meds sooner rather than later.  In the meantime, invest in a really good blender and make yourself some yummy treats like smoothies and creamy potato soup. 

Aug 19, 2010 11:58 AM #14
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Featured in the group, Bartender, Make it a Double.

Aug 19, 2010 11:59 AM #15
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ahh... good ole hydrocodone... careful, that's a codeine based drug... it'll do strange things to your frontal lobe.

Aug 19, 2010 12:11 PM #16
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Phly ~ Ouch! Hope you can move on from only eating yogurt soon. Going to the dentist is not my favorite! Feel better.

Aug 19, 2010 02:33 PM #17
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Richard Green
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Robert - I have to go back this coming Thursday and have the rest of my teeth checked. . . . I'll live, I suppose, but that dones not mean I'll be happy about it! ;)

Aug 20, 2010 05:54 AM #18
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Chris - Thanks! ;) I am going to try getting through today without any pain meds, and so far so good! I really dislike the woozy and disjointed feeling they induce. LOL! I had not even thought about getting out the blender! I'll have to dig mine out and try somethings. ;)

Aug 20, 2010 05:59 AM #19
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Richard Green
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Alan - Yep! It's fairly nasty stuff. . . . OH! So that's why I keep seeing dancing pink elephants and people automatically do what I want them to!. . . I was wondering about that! ;)

Aug 20, 2010 06:02 AM #20
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Richard Green
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Carra - Thanks! ;) I actually graduated to pancakes this morning! Yea!!! Solid food! ;)

Aug 20, 2010 06:04 AM #21
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