The Good Old Days
I have been taking 2 tylenol and 2 ibuprofen every four hours, as instructed. It does make the pain bearable, but it is still there. I had a consultation in Tennessee on the appointed day, last Thursday and have to be back there this Tuesday for the extraction. I will be completely under for this, thankfully. The appoinment is for 9:20 Tuesday morning.
HeWho drives will not be lingering the day away in bed. It took an hour and 45 minutes to get there. He is not happy about getting up that early and I didn't even try for a later time. I would stay in the office and sleep there if it meant getting the tooth out quicker!
It was a lovely day as we drove along the Ocoee River.
It was a pleasant drive, despite the tooth pain.
We have a boat, but I doubt we would want to come this far just to get in the water. We are old, you know. I didn't get pictures of the rapids. They were mostly muddy rocks this time of year. I saw some rocks I wold love to see in my yard! No, I did not mention that to my driver!
I woke this morning and brewed my coffee. Oddly enough, hot drinks do not bother the tooth as much as cold ones do. Back to the tylenol. If I take it every four hours as the dentist suggested, that could amount to 6 times in 24 hours, but more likely 5 doses, as one does expect to sleep. After some research, I realize I am exceeding the maximum dosage. Do I really need my liver?
Same results with the ibuprofen. So, I am trying not to take it. I made it until 2:30 today without the benefit of pain relief. I was not pleasant to be around. Tried to watch a movie, but it was hard to concentrate.
Tuesday cannot get here soon enough! In the mean time it would appear that I am trying to suffer as many mishaps as I can. I was grating a vegetable, the likes of which has escaped my mind. I think it was carrots for some reason. Anyhoo, I managed to grate a good chunk of my pinky finger, as well. For awhile that pain kept me from thinking about the tooth. I have neosporin with xylocaine and that took care of the finger. Orajel for the tooth and I finished cooking the meal. Still eating the orajel with great regularity. When this is over, I am thinking I should have blood work done to see what my liver enzymes look like.
It will be one month and one day since the tooth broke before it will be removed. Remember back in olden times when your family dentist would address the situation in a more timely fashion?