Wow, I survived the weekend. I wasn’t sure I was going to on Saturday. I had a filling replaced a couple weeks ago – from one of those old mercury fillings to a new composite one, and ever since I’ve not been able to chew on that side of my mouth or eat anything hot or cold without considerable pain. I gave in on Friday and called the dentist for an emergency appointment but the soonest they could fit me in was this morning. By Saturday, neither extra strength Advil or Tylenol were helping, and I was using extra strength Ora-jel to freeze my gums and still I was in pain.

To add to the misery, a rotten miserable cold hit me on Sunday (which probably explains why I was in such agony on Saturday – the tooth’s roots extend into my sinuses and they were probably added extra pressure to the already painful roots.) I spent last night sleeping on the La-Z-boy in the family room since I couldn’t breath if I lay down, alternately sneezing, coughing or whining about how much my tooth hurt. And despite my sniffling, I dragged myself to the dentist this morning. If you knew how much I despise dentists, how I had to go to a psychologist to get over my fear of them years ago, you’d realize just how serious it was not to jump on the excuse of having a cold to cancel.

Turns out I had to have a root canal. The danged anesthesia the dentist first used didn’t work, so he gave me a second round of stronger freezing. It didn’t work either, I could still feel him poking around as he dug out the roots. He ended up having to insert the needle directly down the shaft of the tooth and freeze the nerve that way.

Repeat after me, “it was not fun!

However, the freezing has worn off and all the pain that bugged me last week has disappeared. Hopefully permanently.

Okay, that’s the end of that whining.
If you’re participating in the Raven Hallowe’en Hunt and are trying to get to my website but can’t at some point this week, don’t worry. My website host has informed me they’re moving the servers about and my site will be down on and off for a couple hours. So don’t worry, the website will be back up if it’s not available when you first visit it. Or just stick around here, because the answer can also be found right here on my blog, as well as on two separate pages of my website.
I’ve sent the first half of my non-Hauberk story off to my crit partners today, hopefully I’ll have their comments back soon. And the second half of the story should be out to them by the end of the week, provided my cold doesn’t interfere with my plans, that is.

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2 thoughts on “Yow!

  • October 13, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Leah
    A root canal and a cold,you had quite the weekend.Then the freezing not taking,my sister is like that,it never works for her.

    I hope you feel better soon.
    Take care Leah.

  • October 14, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Glad the tooth is better finally.

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