I hate toothaches, and yes, I have a big one! In fact I have had it since Wednesday lunchtime and has been increasing in severity ever since.
I called in sick at work on Friday, and managed to get a dentist appointment at 1230. The nice dentist lady had a poke around and could only see an inflamed gum between two bottom right molars. The tap on the teeth test didn't show that anything was amiss, so she recommended that I rinse 3 times a day with Savicol mouthwash to assist in the healing process.
Well I did as she instructed for the rest of Friday and all of Saturday, and I thought it was getting better. Then this morning at 3am, BANG, it hit me. I woke up thinking that someone had punched me in the head and then like a big sooky la-la, I started crying, a lot. Not a good look for that time of the morning!
I have figured out that the tooth to the rear of the inflamed gum was actually the cause of the initial pain, consequently, I am in pain and doped up on strong pain killers that I had left over from my back injury. Every four hours, when the medication wears off, I get the same excruciating pain I had early this morning.
Other than watering the veggie patch and feeding the chickens early this morning (it was a big effort let me tell you), I have been in bed all day, nursing the pain like a big grumpy grizzly bear. Kim has been worried about me, and tried to find a dentist that could help me, but being Sunday, she didn't have much luck. She is going to try and get me in first thing tomorrow and hopefully, the dentist should be able fix me up within 30 minutes flat. Until then, I will have to suffer in silence and keep on the painkillers!
What does this event have to do about sustainable living? Well, not much really. I thought I would just share the pain and let you know why my blogging has been erratic for the last week.
Wish me luck tomorrow, and all being well, I should be back to my normal self again.