Tooth Update

12/9/12 05:39 am
jeweledvixen: (A Adam MAMA Awards HK)
I finally got some real sleep for the first time since last Thursday. I've been sleeping 2-4 hours at a time before the CPAP mask pressing on the sore area becomes so bad it wakes me up and I have to get the mask off.

I took a pill at 10:00 last night and slept until 4:00 this morning. That's six hours! Yay! I hope that means the worst is over and that things really are improving.

Round Two

12/7/12 01:37 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
My tooth felt better Wednesday evening, but I still kept waking up every four to five hours in pain because the Vicodin had worn off. Thursday was pretty much the same. I knew the pain was mostly from trauma from the dentist pulling the tooth. It took a while to get it out and my gums and lip felt sort of bruised. Then during the night last night, it started getting worse, worse than before. This morning I woke up and took a Vicodin at 5:30, then I went back to bed. I set my alarm for 8:30, and got up. The pain was excruciating. I called the dentist, which is why I had set my alarm. They got me in at 10:30.

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The Dentist

12/5/12 04:33 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
I just got back from the dentist. She pulled the tooth that was infected. Almost all of the infection was gone, according to the X-ray. It took forever to pull it since it was broken off below the gum line, nearly to the bone. It doesn't feel a whole lot better yet, but as soon as I can stop biting down on gauze pads to stop the bleeding, it should feel so much better. I'm so happy. Maybe I can get a full night's sleep tonight. :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
Sunday and yesterday the pain from my tooth was manageable until about 7am. Then, even though I took the Vicodin, it was horrible. I almost went back to the ER. Then, suddenly, the Vicodin kicked in after 2 hours and it was fine. It was fine the rest of the day and all day today until about an hour ago.

It was feeling so much better that I thought the antibiotics had started to work and things were on the mend. So, when I went to Wall World, I got some extra-strength Tylenol and took that instead of the Vicodin. Right about now, I hate Dr. House. If it weren't for watching that show and seeing how an addiction to Vicodin effected him, I wouldn't have been so scared of getting addicted and I would have taken the Vicodin. Since Vicodin has Tylenol in it, I have to wait like four hours before I can take a Vicodin. Right now it's bearable, so I'm hoping the Tylenol is going to give me at least a little relief. We'll see.

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