Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Sheesh.

Boy that hurt. The actual root canal procedure was a piece of cake next to the pain that set in after the Marcaine wore off.  I thought the nerves had been removed. So why did that tooth hurt so much afterward. As bad as before?

I wonder if it's like phantom pain people get after a limb is amputated. The nerves may be gone, but the pain that your brain remembered is still the same.  EEEEEWWWWWW.

For various reasons I was taking Tylenol instead of Advil.  After a day of pain that makes childbirth feel like shopping, I said, "SCREW THIS!!" And I went for the heavy duty Advil.  I didn't care if my arms fell off, I couldn't take the sensation of someone hammering a nail into my gums anymore.

In ten short minutes the junkyard dog ache barking in my face evaporated in a POOF. Gone. And it hasn't come back. Mainly because I keep medicating myself every eight hours with MORE Advil.

Just in time to meet a friend downtown for lunch. What's good to order when you're only supposed to eat on one side of your mouth?





5 comments:

lacaza3 said...

I'm studying for my national board of dental hygiene and one of the questions states that ibuprofen is the number one recommend otc pain killer foe dental procedures..guess they are right lol
donna in TEXAS

screaminremo303 said...

I'd probably vote for a nice bowl of Democrat soup. It's bland, tasteless, and was created by people who talk out of both sides of their mouth.

Don't forget to swallow.

sunnyside46 said...

call your dentist and get some Lortab! You will oon be happy in Lor-Lor land
Marti

suzypwr said...

Anything that can go through a straw? Otherwise, small tiny bites, and don't chew, just swallow, lol.

xoxo

ladeeoftheworld said...

Years after the fact I had to have a root canal REMOVED.   Talk about a horror movie.  It was months before I could be seen in public...........lol.