Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I have survived...so far

I know that I kind of left my last blog post talking about my teeth and saying that I was having a root canal on Monday. 

I had no idea that my days between that appointment and the one on Monday would consist of me becoming one with the couch, eyes closed, passed out cold, for days on end.  My nights I slept in bed, rarely moving until the pain meds wore off. 

When the pain came back it wasn't on soft kitty cat feet, it came roaring over me like a hurricane. 

Normally I can take pain pretty well, but mouth pain is an entirely different category.  I cannot tolerate it.  Now is probably a good time to mention, if you hadn't figured it out already, I'm not very functional on pain medication either. 

Thankfully Monday 8am finally arrived and I had my root canal.  My heart was beating out of my chest, but I was fairly calm after a few minutes and my mouth was numbed up.   My new-to-me dentist did a real nice job.  He didn't numb me too much and not too little.  It all wore off within an hour of being home.  My jaw still hurts, but he had a lot of work to do in there.  Tylenol is working just fine to keep my pretty pain free today.  I'm hoping that tomorrow will be a much better day.

Since I'm no longer sleeping the day away I expect I will rejoin the blogging world.  If I could have held onto a thought for more than a second, I wouldn't have taken the week off.  Then again my blog is about my life and last week my life was all about sleeping!

I will be fitted for two crowns next Monday.  The fun never ends!

Hope you had a great week!
Kristin

8 comments:

Karen and Gerard said...

Glad you are feeling better and at least it doesn't hurt so much anymore. Root Canals are not fun! Welcome back to blogging!

Keetha Broyles said...

Gotta hate it when that happens.

Hope you are well and truly over all that pain now.

lisleman said...

I've had about 4 - 5 crowns before. I guess that not remembering the exact number is a good thing. I've never had a root canal. Wishing a quick trip to recovery, all the best.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I feel your pain, quite literally...I went through this back in August. Glad you're on the mend.

Ann in the UP said...

I'm with you. Mouth pain is the worst, and I can't function on pain meds either.

Hope all is well, except the bank account. Sheesh, dental work is expensive.

42N said...

The best part of your story is that you are done with the ordeal. Hope you can put it behind you fast.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad your doing better now. Sounds like you were really down for the count. Nice to see you back.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

L.O.V.E. the pinecone picture. Couldn't open the post but it was in my reader.