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Awwwwwwwww :D

A big ole thanks to the ever-considerate and generous dawna for giving me a little v-gift for Christmas :) :) I know many don't appreciate them, but I do. :) :) Thanks, sweetie! :D

Day two of the abscess
On to more scary things. My jaw is now the size of a huge egg. Last night, my head fell off ALL my pillows (and there are plenty), and of course with my jaw being so swollen, I slept with my mouth open. My HAIR was literally globbed together I'm assuming because of the abscess-drool or something, even though I don't taste/feel it in my mouth. DAMN. If I don't do something today about my mouth, this could get really serious. The last time I've swollen up this badly over an abscess was when an allegedly "great" dentist in Vestavia used a dirty instrument in my mouth, broke my jaw, and I needed immediate surgery the next day. They had to wire my jaws shut for three months since they had to open up my entire bottom jaw and clean each root. ARGH. Looks like that's in store for me if I don't get this taken care of fast. My jawbone is invisible now, and if I just barely touch it, I want to hit the roof. Maybe I'll take a webcam screenshot of it, to share the horror with everyone :)

No one should be in this much pain. Bleh. Without antibiotics (or both anti and immediate root extraction) I could be facing a potentially deadly situation. I DON'T WANNA GO!!!!!!!!!

Yeah. So I think /that's/ in store for today. cazul_blue and I (and her loverly daughter) had tentative plans to hit Rugged. I still hope I'm able to do that and make a decision on the tooth.

WEEEEEEE. C'MON HOLIDAYS, GET A LITTLE MORE FUN.

>: o

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writerwench
Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
I post this with affection and concern....
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writerwench
Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
..... as in, you're not in Vestavia now. You're in the USA. Please, be brave/desperate and get it seen to.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
I am in Vestavia! lol :)

I'm NOT going in. I've called the dentist's office, and am praying they simply call antibiotics in for me. I'm not even gonna beg for pain killers, even though I really need them.
writerwench
Dec. 22nd, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Well, if the infection is that bad, they'll probably need for antibiotics to reduce the swelling considerably before they can even SEE what needs doing to stop further problems.

I had a broken tooth extracted after a year of mumbling round with it, then last year had root canal work, two crowns, an extraction of a massively broken and infected molar,then finally a post-and-crown put into my jaw... damn it's been an expensive year for dental work. Hate dental work, had so much done by bad dentists... but it WAS worth being brave.

Sorry... thought Vestavia was an obscure Balkan country where you'd served with the military! Or would they have better dentists there?
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
No...I live in an unfortunately expensive area here. Vestavia is among the highest priced (but they had better equipment, so you'd THINK the dentists would be, too).

Anyway, I called the backup dentist, and they won't even prescribe antibiotics without seeing me. Since my left EYE is nearly shut from the swelling, I can't drive/won't drive. So...I'm real stuck with it now.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Right now, my big girl panties are over my HEAD.
lefthand_path
Dec. 22nd, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm thinking it might be time to try a new dentist.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I was thankfully saved by a friend's neighbor who is a nurse, and had a refill of antibiotics (powerful ones). I got that prescription ($8908924382903850 later). The pills are HUGE, so I hope they at least stave off any life-threatening situation. It really is that bad. =/
summercamp
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yikes! You poor thing!
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
I am literally WRETCHED it hurts so bad :/ Christmas is going to be one huge nightmare this year. :( :(
pleepleus
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Go to the Dr. Please!?! I am so worried about you. :(
none_too_subtle
Dec. 22nd, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
No, sweetie, I'm going to be okay. Z has a neighbor who's a nurse, and she had a full script of antibiotics just for this purpose. He went and filled them for me about an hour ago, so it's being taken care of. It is scary. =/
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