It all started with a minor pain that was alleviated with Advil...until Friday early morning. The pain was a toothache that was progressively getting worse. So at 5:30 am I called my dentist office & got his answering machine. No emergency contact number...just a machine. I tell myself that's ok...they usually call back in a timely manner even though I know they are closed on Fridays.
Come 9 am, the pain is much worse - I'm on the verge of tears. I have no antibiotics or pain relievers - what kind of nurse am I??? Lol. I keep calling my dentist & keep getting the dumb machine. By 10:30, I couldn't take it anymore - I called another dentist. I didn't want to because I really don't like dentists - I hate the office, I hate the sounds & I really just don't like dentists. Except my own - I've been going to his office for 17 years now (wow, time flies) & he's like a dad to me. So kind & gentle-hearted.
But I had to find some relief...so I go to the new dentist office & have to wait an hour. I told myself that's ok, soon this pain will be over. They take x-rays & the dentist comes over & says "You need a root canal, it's the weekend, so how does Tuesday sound?" He was a creep! I said I would prefer my own dentist to do the procedure. The creep replies back with attitude..."It's a free country" & walks off. At least I did get a prescription for antibiotics and a pain reliever...although Lortabs are like one step up from Advil - enough to take the edge off, but they don't get rid of pain. He never said another word to me. Jerk!
I got the prescription filled & went home to find that my dentist office called 3 times & since they weren't able to reach me...they called in prescriptions for antibiotics & pain relief at the grocery store nearest to my house. Oh thank you! My dentist always provides Tylenol with codeine - that takes the pain away as well as provides one with sleep. So I went to get that filled also - figure it's better to have this stuff on hand & at the grocerystore I went to (Publix)...antibiotics are free...good deal!
I came home & took the medication & tried to get some sleep. I was shivering, sweating, nauseous all day, but eventually I felt better. Today is a much better day as the antibiotics are kicking in & the pain is going away. Whew!
The bad news...a root canal. Ugh, I swear my dentist gets all my overtime money this year. So much for rebuilding my savings account. I'll just have to work even more...sigh.
I hope everyone else is having a better weekend than I am!