Friday, January 15, 2010

I am in so much pain........

Back in December I mentioned I had been to the dentist and I wrote about it here  The dentist thought it was a sensitive tooth and to use a sensitive toothpaste.  Well things have been going from bad to worse, and my poor mouth has been throbbing, especially around that tooth.  I have been taking advill like candy to try and stop the throbbing.

So on Thursday morning I went back to the dentist and he took x-rays again and he thinks its a cracked tooth.  There was a couple of options, he could put in a temporary medicated filling????  He could do a root canal at a cost of around $3,000, or he could send me to a specialist to have the tooth pulled.  Not 100% sure why he couldn't pull the tooth, however I have an appointment on Friday at 8:45am to have it pulled.  Not overly happy about the situation, but I am in so much pain with this tooth, something has to happen.  He gave me an antibiotic to make sure if there is any infection this will fight it, and Tylenol 2 for the pain.

Then just to add to it all, do you remember back at the end of the September when I fell and twisted my knee?  If not read about it here  Well I have my good days and my bad days with this knee, and on Thursday it was a bad day, as that was also throbbing.  Now I don't know about you, but I can only concentrate on one thing that is wrong with me at a time.  So its all very confusing me having a throbbing tooth and a throbbing knee at the same time!!!  You know how things happen in three's?  I wonder what my third thing will be!!

Oh and the warmer weather has arrived, thank you Carol for that.

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26 comments:

Leiani said...

Hi Gill - yes it's me! I'm alive and well and surviving the heat of our summer.Just thought I'd pop by and say Hi and I hope that your tooth and knee problems are resolved soon. Sending healing and positive thoughts your way!

Star said...

Oh Oh Oh I am so sorry for you in your pain. I have been there too and I know what you mean about concentrating on one thing at a time. I hope you get rid of that tooth this morning. Concentrate on how wonderful it will be when that pain has gone. Maybe the knee pain will lessen too once your body is not on 'extreme alert!' I'm sure one pain encourages another. My house partner has also had toothache all over Christmas and has suffered and is still suffering.
I shall think about you as the day progresses and look for your next post in anticipation.
Blessings, Star

Lindsay said...

Sorry about tooth and knee. I know exactly what you mean about coping with more than one painful condition. My knees are painful all the time and I go completely bonkers when I have to endure any other health problem! Good luck with the tooth pulling - heave ho!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I feel so sorry for you having toothache Gill. I had real problems in 2008 with an abscess and in the middle of one night had to ring NHS direct to ask how many painkillers I could safely take. The nurse I spoke to was so sympathetic I was sobbing down the phone to her!! I do hope you are soon pain free from tooth and knee. It is awful being in real pain.

Tracy said...

Ouch! Hopefully the pain will settle down soon! Hugs Tracy

Bobby said...

Gosh! I too have suffered the teeth probs (yup at 19 yrs) but root canaling isn't bad..it keeps of pain for at least 2-3 yrs...
Take care and all the best!

CambridgeLady said...

Oh you poor thing. Hope you have a pain-free weekend.

Canadian Saver said...

Oh Gill, good luck at the dentist today! A pulled tooth doesn't sound like much fun but it's better than throbbing pain :-(

Hope your knee feels better too!

LizBeth said...

Hey, I didn't know Carol was in charge of dispensing the warm weather, too! We've been having some, too! I'll have to get by to thank her!

Sorry about all the throbbing. Just don't fly south on that Tylenol 2! That stuff puts me in orbit. Hope you get it all worked out or pulled out soon.

Liz, in the Republic

Clippy Mat said...

oh no. that's awful.

i just had my 2nd root canal on a tooth. 1st was 10 years ago. It's cost thousands so far and guess what, it still hurts.
should've just had it taken out in the first place.
get well soon.
maybe you need a holiday in the sun?
:-))

Josie said...

sorry to hear about the toothache, hope it gets sorted. I have sensitive teeth and bought a fancy expensive toothbrush thats gets in all the nooks and crannies, also sensitive toothpaste and sensitive mouthwash and fingers crossed, no more pain!
Josie x

Karine said...

I'm so sorry for your tooth and your knee...my mom had a tooth pulled last year because she had a crown that kept falling off and eventually the tooth died. She said it was not en overly enjoyable experience, but definitely more pleasant than constant visits to the dentist and root canal treatments.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

ack...nothing worse than tooth pain. hope for a quick resolve to that painful problem.
take care.

Tracey said...

Oh poor you... Theres nothing worse than tooth ache.....oh yes there is, tooth ache and a poorly knee! xxx

bad penny said...

Poor you - hope you are out of pain soon xx

Piece by Piece said...

By now you should be rid of your aching tooth, hope the extraction wasn't too painful. We have some milder weather too melt some of the snow. Patricia

QuiltedSimple said...

i hope it gets better after this visit! what a bummer to be aching both places..
kris

fairfieldhouse said...

Gill -

I hope the third thing passes you by. You've suffered enough. I say take a shot or two of some Pattys to soothe until that darn tooth is taken care of and your knee heals.

- Deborah

scrappy quilter said...

Oh Gill I hope things get better for you. Warm weather is still around so even more is coming your way soon. Hugs

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Gill I really feel for you, dental pain is so awful. I am sorry about your knee too. i hope you are the exception to the rule and there is no number three!

GrammyGoo said...

(((Gill))
Praying for you.

flowerpower said...

You have my sincere sympathy for all you pain i understand completely. For the last 2 weeks my hubby and i have been both knocked out with hini flue at home.
The weather has been the worst here in Florida in 30 years. We almost got snow the other day. I aM sooo sick of chicken soup. lol
so i am sending you lots of healing thoughts
Sue

Decadent Housewife said...

Hope you are on your way to a good recovery.

cheshire wife said...

Hope that the rotten toot has gone but I expect that there will be a few more days of pain. Chin up!

fizzycat said...

Ahh, hope you feel better soon.

Denise said...

You poor thing Gill, I do sympathize. Tooth pain is horrible and on top of that your knee has to be pitching a fit. Do hope you feel better soon.