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10 March 2009 @ 04:37 pm
hello again from kate's throbbing jaw  
will this teeth thing never end?  I was on the receiving end of a root canal on Monday, after having spent most of last week in considerable (and mounting) pain.  The dentist had, on Friday, given me antibiotics, vicodin, and a reference to the specialist who could see me monday morning.  So I basically spent the weekend doped to the gills (i was taking halves, but they still worked), not really doing much but consuming TV. 

Monday dawned, and I found out my root was "angry" (this from the wacky orthodontist who was really quite sweet and very cool).  However, the entire thing took FOREVER and by the end of it my jaw was killing me from having to stay open as long as it had, and from, oh, having a root extracted.  I got home yesterday and as soon as the various and sundry Novocaines exhausted themselves (she had to actually anesthetize the inside of my tooth 4 times, along with the double shot to numb my jaw out, YAY) I was in splintering pain.

Splintering in that whole suddenly I move the wrong way and there's a shot of pain that ricochets off of the nerves waking up in my jaw. 

Needless to say I didn't make it into school, and haven't even really been able to think in a straight line until today.

I am so tired of things being wrong with my teeth.  I'm glad I did get them cleaned and worked on, but oh my god I could really do with a weekend where I wasn't having to baby some part of my mouth, and where my head was clear of tooth/jaw pain.

ETA: i am so behind on comments and on flist reading, and i apologize but i'm just gonna give 'em a pass. if we were in mid conversation and you want an answer, let me know now? :D
Rainne: Random - Kitty Lickxdawnfirex on March 10th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
*petpet* Hope you're better soon hon
my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
thanks darling. it's getting there... SLOWLY.
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: i <3 uelizabuffy on March 10th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, my poor darling! I am so glad you're getting everything taken care of, even if it is painful and horrible. Yay vicodin. ;)

I so know the feeling about just not being able to catch up to flist reading/commenting. Sometimes you just gotta draw a line.

my monkied brain: EB Rockskatekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
*clings* me too, even if it is painful and horrible. i suppose i could live in a vicodin stupor until it goes away, but there's this whole thesis thing i'm supposed to be writing.

but you're right about the flisty thing. it gets out of hand fast.

how are you doing? you sounded like you were having a long day yesterd? *hugs*
EB: Queen of the Social Leperselizabuffy on March 11th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
I'm doing okay. I've got a cold and crampy pains so bad I can barely walk. Yay for vicodin (I have some leftover from my back pain)!!

I wish you luck w/ your thesis thing!

literate and stylish: hug youmishloran on March 10th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)

Because there's really nothing anyone else can do about tooth pain. Which is one of the worst pains there is, in my opinion.

my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
it SUCKS. someday i have hopes it will go away.

*clings* thanks darling.
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on March 10th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Eeek, as someone who has had and will always have awful teeth issues, I'm so sorry you're experiencing this pain and awfulness! *snugs*
my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
*clings* thanks darlin! it's all just a PAIN. how do you make your way through it?
twilightofmagictwilightofmagic on March 10th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Gahh! That sounds awful. I hate tooth pain. The root canal should have destroyed the nerves in your tooth. I wonder where the pain is coming from.
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
the pain is really coming from the other areas that still have nerves, since everything is connected. Oh, and from my jaw having to stay open so wide for so long. it's getting better, but too slowly for my taste. :D
twilightofmagictwilightofmagic on March 11th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
I always think (when I'm in the dentist's chair) that dentristy is the part of the medical system that still seems medieval. Though thank God for freezing drugs.
my monkied brain: buffy - red sexy [ntm]katekat1010 on March 11th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
indeed! and nitrous.