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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bad Teeth

I chipped a tooth.
Cracked it, broke it, whatever.

Went to the dentist and of course I also need some other work done.
He says it's pretty amazing that I am not in pain because I've got some pretty bad infections.

I've always had bad teeth - I'm slowly replacing them.  Back to the story.

So, he starts the work today.  I'm in the chair for at least 3 hours with my Jaw agape.
Ran into complications because of the infection.
The tooth in the worst shape kept giving me pain.
Was shot up with a TON of Novocaine, it kept wearing off.
That tooth was shot up an additional 4 times, kept wearing off.

I want to go to sleep but I'm in tremendous pain.
I hurt.
Ache.

I had some tears running down my face not so long ago.
Rocking myself back and forth waiting for the Hydrocodone to kick in.
I just want to sleep.

I took some pills with water and half a banana.
I've got at least one tooth that right now is super sensitive to cold water.
This is going to make the next week or two fun.

The good thing about pain is that no matter how bad it is, once it's gone you never remember it.
Pain is temporary.
In the long run this is all going to be worth while.
I'll have a pretty smile (You got a pretty mouth boy) - a pretty expensive smile.
It will be all fake but it'll still be mine.

I have 4 of the next 5 days off.
I think I'm going to eat a lot of soup.

Between being sick last week and having to watch what I eat because of the dental work I'm dropping weight pretty rapidly.

I'll give a report when I'm back to eating regular meals - but my "goal" of 220 is going to be obtainable before summer.

Maybe I'll take a second Hydrocodone - sleep like a baby.

I'll write something less whiny tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. I thought about your weight loss before I even got to that part. The way that you were "transitioning" from one thing to another reminded me of my "writing" :) Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Today is much better coach.
      I woke up only feeling sore.

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  2. Next time ask for nitrous oxide. That stuff is awesome! I also have issues with Novocaine not working on me. I had to get a bunch of work done, tooth extraction, fillings, all sorts of stuff. It took about 3.5 hours to do. But, I was basically asleep the whole time. They had to bring me out once because my blood pressure dropped too far, but it's naturally low anyway.

    I know your pain of bad teeth, figuratively and literally speaking. I've got to find a dentist here before bad things happen again. I just wish I could convince my dentist from PA to move out here.

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    1. Other than the fact that he causes me tremendous pain and obscene amounts of money I like my Dentist here.
      I miss the one chick who used to work at the office though - but I guess I'll have to settle for the new assistants.

      I'm not willing to do Nitrous - I'll settle for Novocaine.
      I've been put under once (non dental related) and I pretty much came to during my procedure and then passed out afterwards.
      Was pretty damned freaky and never want to go through that again.

      Bad Teeth suck - but I'm getting to the point where I should be set for the 2nd half of my life haha.

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  3. When I "went under", they had me take a pill about an hour before my appointment. I can't remember what it was. Then, I got the major shot of Novocaine in the big nerve in the jaw, a couple around the tooth. Then they put the mask on me for nitrous. I was pretty whacked out... lol. But, he was afraid that due to the major infection (abscessed 2.5 years) the Novocaine wouldn't actually work. Plus the inability for it to work very well on me anyway.

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