Not sure this makes for an interesting blog post but it’ll take my mind off it for the next ten minutes. I’ve had the most horrible few days and nights. Started getting a pain in my tooth on Friday. It got worse. Insanely so. It got me up early Saturday and Sunday. I think that’s the last time I slept.
I spent the entirety of last night pacing back and forth, moaning and groaning, trying to distract myself with movies when I could stay still, and the Wii when I couldn’t. I’ve never known such a severe unrelenting pain. I’m pretty sure removing the lower half of my face would be less painful.
I went through three boxes of painkillers over the weekend and they did nothing. I coldnt wait for the long weekend to be over. I got an emergency dentist appointment this morning, or make that yesterday morning if you’ve had a night’s sleep. Half of my mouth has an infection. So antibiotics and hardcore Ponstan are the order of the day, that’s more like it.
But even the Ponstan just take the edge for a little while though. This is fucking crazy insane pain. I can’t sit still or stop grimacing. Yesterday I seemed to develop Tourrettes; randomly shouting, clapping, banging my feet, pulling faces. Anything to try and distract from the pain. And exhaustion.
I thought I’d be out cold tonight not having slept a wink last night. I thought I wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes open. But nope. Here I am again, day 5, in the house of pain, 3:50am, wandering around like a sleep deprived zombie. I’ve already taken two days worth of Ponstan tonight.
Oddly enough, I haven’t been out of work yet. I managed the best part of a day’s work yesterday when I got back from the dentist. The distraction of working, when I could bear it, was as good as any other. Of course I couldn’t handle this if I worked in a regular office and not from a home office. Imagine me in a regular office; walking around grimacing, randomly barking over the pangs of pain and rocking back and forth at my desk. No, that wouldn’t do.
And here’s the thing. I went to the dentist with the exact same complaint 3 years agao, and he referred me to a specialist to have it removed. I was on a waiting list all that time and now I’m back on it! Wtf!? So hopefully the Antibiotics will clear the infection up soon enough (again!).
Well that killed twenty minutes. Might as well publish it. Then I’ll get back to the zombie shuffle. Or I might writhe around the bed for a few more hours wondering if when I can take more Ponstan. Woe is me etc etc…
August 5, 2009, 10:01 am
I had all my teeth replaced by Ponstans a couple of years ago. It’s a painfree, floaty-light existence, but of course, I can only eat soup …
August 5, 2009, 5:06 pm
That gave me a much needed laugh this morning.
August 5, 2009, 11:25 am
I go to a great clinic on 91 Upper Leeson St. It’s got a number of specialists from extractions to hygienists. Although it takes a while to get an appointment, they’re very good with getting emergency cases to the top of the list, they had my wisdom tooth out within a few days (I had an infection to get rid of too :S). I don’t know if they’d take you as an emergency if you’re a new client, but it might be worth looking for a different dentist from the sounds of it.
August 5, 2009, 5:16 pm
Thanks Vicky. This dentist seems pretty good but he says a specialist dental surgeon needs to work on this bad boy.
I think this whole waiting list thing might be a result of me having a medical card so yeah I might just bypass that whole thing pay for it rather than wait for it.
August 5, 2009, 7:35 pm
31, and brace free about 2 months….
I feel your pain.
August 6, 2009, 5:50 pm
Hi John, I couldn’t find your email on the blog. Could you email email me back? It’s about one of your previous blog posts about Facebook.
August 19, 2009, 1:53 pm
Somebody needs to invent a Novocaine flavoured Mr. Freeze.
August 19, 2009, 1:58 pm
K8 I don’t know wheter to recoild or rejoice at the sound of that. It would be agony, then extacy!