March 2nd, 2006

Scorpion

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...And I was totally looking forward to plans tonight with a couple certain someone's, when out of the blue, extraordinary pain. See, my mouth hadn't been hurting for about five days now, so I figured I was past whatever it was that had struck me down the other week. And then, like a thunderclap in a clear sky, the hurting. Took an Advil, waited 20ish minutes, not helping. Took a professional strength pill, and when that wasn't helping after half an hour, went down to the nurse's office. Seriously, I couldn't focus on e-mail. Definitely couldn't drive. She provisioned me with an ice pack (and a spare for the trip home,) a cool dark room with a bed in it to hide out for a while, and the advice that I probably have an infection. Which I still debate, but hey. So. Hurting's down to manageable levels for now, but can still feel it. Plans tonight are out the window, and hitting the doc on the way home for *something.*
Scorpion

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This is rumor control, here are the facts.

See, earlier this week, I was just mentioning to Selene how awesome it would be if we had just one week where nothing went wrong, no bills went into crisis mode, and basically everything was just nice and quiet. Yeah, funny story that.

Back to the Laurel dentist, got in to see the less-gentle doc within an hour or so, not bad for a walk-in. His theory is, even if they don't know *specifically* what's causing the pain, they can *specifically* see that the molar below it *clearly* needs major work, and that could totally be referral pain. So, he says, let's do that, and if that doesn't clear it up, we move on. Fair enough. Today's work was cleaning out the infected tooth (yep, it was lucky #18 at the bottom causing everything) and putting on a temporary cement cap. In two weeks, you know it, r00t canal. Two weeks later, crown.

Expensive *and* painful, my favorite kind of unexpected expense. Plus, can't be too adventurous with the cuisine for a bit.

But, got some good drugs, and this should mean an end to the pain, so there's that.

As always, a raft of thanks for Selene, who drove all the way out there for me, and ended up just having to wait in the waiting room anyways.