genet (enveri) wrote,

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State of Mind...

Well, the good news is, my dentist is wayway cool. I liked him instantly, and his game plan for dealing with my mouth impressed me with both his competence and compassion.

The bad news is, my left lower wisdom tooth is so severely infected that it has to come out. As the dentist touched it with his little pick, I accidentally hit him as my head jerked in response to the pain. (And he wasn't poking hard) The same pokings on the right side evoked no response- I could barely feel it.

Sooooo... after some discussion, we've decided that all 4 wisdom teeth are coming out. Unfortunately, looking at my x-rays, the nerve in my jaw is too close to my teeth to make the extraction easy. It's further complicated due to the fact that one of the teeth hasn't come in yet, so they'll have to cut into my gums to get it. My dentist impressed me even further by admitting that he doesn't want to mess with that and sent me to a surgeon. The bad part is, the earliest the surgeon can see me is Monday. So I have to deal with an extremely painful mouth until then.

I was given penicillin and tylenol with codeine to tide me over, and honestly, I'm looking forward to when this is all over. Even with the codeine, my teeth ache abominally. Without the codeine, I doubt I would be able to sleep at all. (Now I just pass out if I don't keep myself busy)

My boss, Bob, asked what I was doing at work this morning. I dunno why, but that made me feel virtuous and good about coming in. I'm not staying a full day- I feel woozy and not all here, but I figured I needed at least a few hours to help pay for the surgery.

Going to close this now, since I'm starting to drift again.

More later.


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