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Aerden [userpic]
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Sick: Just a brief note to let you know why I haven't posted in a couple of days.

I have a tooth abscess. The right side of my face is swollen. I have felt like crap since Tuesday morning, when I went home from work about 9:15. I saw my dentist yesterday, and I'm getting a wisdom tooth extracted today, as well as the abscess drained. I don't know how they're going to do this bit of dental wizardry, because I can barely open my mouth. I'm living off of tomato soup and Gatorade right now, and I'm drinking the soup from a mug because I just can't manage a spoon--not really.

At this rate, they're going to have to use an endoscope, as far as I can tell. Either that, or drain through the skin. I'm guessing they'll drain first, then extract the tooth when they can get my mouth open more easily.

I'm on amoxicilin right now. I had serious doubts I'd be able to get a capsule of that size past my teeth, but I've been able to squeeze them through. The facial swelling is a little reduced, but not enough to allow me to open my mouth any wider.

What I really hate is that I haven't been able to brush my teeth since Monday night. Bleah. I'm longing to brush them. Even tomato soup needs to be cleaned out, you know?

I'm crawling back into bed now. See you all later!

Current Mood: blahblah

Much sympathy, and good wishes!!

Thank you! I'm feeling a lot better, already.


Eeek :(

Get well soon!

Heh...I'm working at it. :) Thanks!


Suse--Hi! Things actually did go pretty smoothly, though the drainage process was about as fun as any dentist's visit I've ever had. :P Somehow, once they numbed my jaw, they were able to open my mouth wider to get in and suction the stuff out. Now I'm just waiting for the swelling to reduce.

Has there been any further word on Viv?



Got Mark's call. I hope they can get this taken care of!

Feel better!



Re: ow!

*Hugs!* Thanks so much for calling!


OUCH!! You poor thing! Here's to hoping your dentist will be able to do what needs to be done quickly and painlessly!

*warm, healing hugs*

Nix! *Hugs back* I'm feeling a lot better now.

Hey, I have some medical transcription trivia for you.

While I was in the hospital, I asked one of the nurses if there was any logical reason why some drug names are spelled 'micin' and others are spelled 'mycin.' Well, there is a reason! The drugs spelled 'mycin' have more sulfa in them than the 'micin' drugs do. Neat, huh?


Glad you're feeling better! I just read your post about your hospital stay - sounds to me like you have a wise oral surgeon. *nods*

Hey, I have some medical transcription trivia for you...

Neat indeed! I didn't know that - I figured it was just yet another way to drive the transcriptionists crazy. ;-)