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. ;)
This entry hasn't been re-blogged:
Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
- Topic: ActiveRain Community
- Almost Anything Goes
- Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
- Bartender, Make it a Double
Find what you need?
See More Blog PostsAbout Real Estate! SEE MORE NOW!