January 21, 2015

Keeping my dentist in business

So I got to hang out with the dentist again today.

My mouth has been KILLING me since my root-canal-turned-extraction last week, and the pain has been getting progressively worse. Which, you know, is exactly the opposite of what is supposed to happen. Meanwhile, I had taken all my prescription pain pills, and I needed more. (All joking aside, my mouth has been hurting so much that I haven't been able to eat or anything.) At any rate, I called the dentist, and asked for a new script, so I can get more delicious narcotics... Which prompted them to invite me back to the office for an immediate look-sie. Turns out, I'm not crazy or dramatic! (I always feel so good when there is an actual problem with me. Is that weird?) I have a massive infection at the site of the extraction, which is why my mouth hurts and hasn't been healing.

The dentist cleaned out the socket and packed some medicine in, then wrote me two brand spanking new prescriptions. And now I'm back home, drugged up, and feeling lovely. It really is the little things guys.

I do miss food, though. It hurts to chew, and I keep getting food stuffs stuck in the gaping whole in my mouth. Plus, Troy made dinner tonight and it smelled so good!

Meanwhile, I have the worst case of chapped lips I've ever had in my life! Serious cracking and bleeding. I've resorted to using a steroid ointment, because it's the only thing that has helped my skin to heal. I can't decide if my lips are indicative of another problem though. Do I have chapped lips because I have chapped lips? Or do I have chapped lips because I'm about to have some sort of relapse? Or is this a new side effect because I have an infection in my body? I mean, I want to think that my peeling lips aren't related to anything else, but with my history, I know better. In fact, since I'm going to be taking antibiotics for the next week, I'm thinking that my chapped lips will magically clear up. It's just a hunch I have.

And now I am going to log off and read my book until I go cross-eyed.