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Then the Codeine Kicked In…

Posted 2009.10.16 12.48 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

So the dentist appointment is now on Saturday, but in the meantime they told me to see my doctor to get drugs. So I saw my doctor and she gave me drugs. Codeine for the pain and somethingomycin for the swelling.

And now I’m at work and the codeine just kicked in. I can tell because my fingers and toes went all tingly and there’s just the slightest touch of dizzy in the air. Nice dizzy, not cryptospam dizzy. There’s also a nice warm two-glasses-of-wine kind of cozy sensation in my tummy.

But my *&%**( tooth still %*&&*^ hurts!

However, the tingly codeine buzz makes me a little less tense about the pain thing.

Owwwwwwwww!

Posted 2009.10.16 8.38 in Pointless Blather

So much for all my bravado. Walk it off. Rub some mud on it. Wrong answer.

It hurts! Owie owie owie owie!

I made it about 3 or 4 hours from my last blob post before I was searching the yellow pages for a dentist. Got an appointment but not till Monday. In the meantime… holy moly it hurts. Constant nonstop pain, with occasional throbbing. It’s not that the level of pain is that high – it’s only about a 6 out of 10. With an occasional throb or pulse up to about a 7 or 8 out of 10. It’s the non-stopped-ness, the fact that it can’t be ignored, and the fact that it doesn’t ^*&^% respond to #$%# painkillers!

That and my jaw is swelling up so the pain isn’t just at one tooth any more. Damn it hurts.

I might end up calling the dentist again to see if he has any emergency openings today… I don’t know if I can last the weekend.

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Darkness and Pain

Posted 2009.10.15 9.33 in Pointless Blather

It’s not what you think.

First off, I’m still rebelling against autumn. Well not rebelling, I guess you can’t really stop the seasons. Maybe moving to the opposite hemisphere would be a way to rebel. I’m just upset about it. This morning, I stayed in bed an extra half hour after the alarm went off and it was still dark when I got up. It feels like getting up at midnight. I can’t get up in the dark. Sure I wake up all the time, but getting up… that’s another matter entirely.

Then there’s the pain. I think that when you’re in pain, it tires you out. Like you have a certain amount of energy for the day, and if you’re in pain then some of that energy is going to into dealing with the pain. And I’m running on diminished capacity anyways, so having something else nibbling away at my reserves is just unfair.

The thing is, I have a toothache. It’s kind of a dull constant throbbing thing. I know any normal person would go and see a dentist, but… I learned at a very early age that dentists are Evil. You think I’m just kidding around. The dentist I saw as a child, was so nasty that his own family saw other dentists. This man scarred me for life, seriously.

My earliest dental memories involve him striking me across the face because I was frightened and wouldn’t open my mouth, then when he did get it open he wedged some kind of stainless steel device in there that had a little crank and it expanded to force my mouth open and keep it that way. I saw a similar device on the Discovery Channel recently, on their Machines of Malice series.

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