Posted in dental adventures, random


I have taken a second Tylenol 3 and have decided to blog under the influence. I guess we’ll call it Writing Under the Influence.

So much for my tooth pain just being allergies as I’d hoped. My allergies often cause me enough sinus pain that often my teeth hurt, but usually it’s a dull annoying pain that is manageable with ibuprofen. I’ve been at that point for about a week now.

When the pain moves beyond that to a sharp pain in a specific place I know I may have a tooth going critical and need to see the dentist to make sure that it doesn’t get any worse. Severe pain hit me at 5:30 yesterday morning and woke me up and then hit me again at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

I didn’t waste any time making an appt. since I let something like this go once (because I’m so tough you know and have probably let this go long enough as it is) and I no longer have that tooth and there are enough hillbillies with no teeth in my family as it is – kidding, dear family.

I was able to sleep a couple of hours last night before I had to get up and take more ibuprofen… which is now as of this morning useless against the pain I’m feeling. Thank goodness I kept the reflexology book and it’s not illegal to mainline oral analgesics.


Let’s start with the good news. I went to the dentist today and she said I take incredibly good care of my teeth and I have no new cavities! It’s a miracle (feel the sarcasm).

The other (but not necessarily bad) news is that I have to see a specialist tomorrow morning to redo a root canal I had in 2004. My teeth, like everything else involving my health, are the exception to the rule. Always the anomaly. I have crooked roots (from too many teeth growing in a small mouth when I was little) and apparently there are times when root canals can become reinfected. I feel so special.

The other good news is that my insurance rocks and I should be able to pay the balance off in a couple of months rather than 18.

I most likely will not be at work at all tomorrow depending on what they do to me. BUT I just took some antibiotics and a second Tylenol 3 (with codeine) and in an half hour I probably will be feeling better. Much, much better.

Still, I think I should have asked for vicodin. I don’t think I will be as much fun on Tylenol 3. lol

Will post more if I am able.


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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