My tooth wasn’t getting better and the pain was getting steadily worse. Last night I think I managed to score only about 5 hours sleep because I kept getting woken by the pain. Ibuprofen wasn’t working very well, only cutting the pain for about 2 hours. I was taking Bran’s codeine and heavy duty NSAID. Needless to say, this was a huge problem.
So Bran and I headed off to back to the doctor’s office. We had a bit of a long wait. While we waited for the walk-in patient, on-call doctor Bran read the newspaper and I leaned against him and semi-dozed. He gave me some of his pain pills earlier and the codeine left me feeling sleepy. Eventually I was called in to see the doctor.
His name was McDonald. He was a very swarthy McDonald. Anyway, after we got the talk of not being able to afford the dentist, I gave him a rundown of the events as they happened with my tooth and told him what the other doctor had prescribed. This new guy looked into my mouth and poked at my tooth. At the second poke he struck pain dirt and left me with a throbbing mouth. It also confirmed for him that it was an abscessed tooth and would need some extra effort.
He then prescribed a much stronger antibiotic called clindamycin. He also prescribed some Tylenol 3s for me to take through the day (of course with it having codeine, I’ll probably end up napping some) and twice a day I take a slightly smaller dose of the same stuff Bran was giving me of his called diclofenac. Hopefully this will control my pain well enough to make my life a little easier and the antibiotics will get rid of the infection.
After Bran went to the drug store for me and I headed home. When I got there I started cutting up onions and garlic to make a curry. I gathered together the canned potatoes (really, they’re cheap enough, why do they supply them canned here? Weird.), tomatoes and the tomato soup that was left. I also cut up green peppers that were needing to be used and sauteed them with the onions and garlic and grated ginger. Then I added the spices, tomato, water, tomato soup, chicken soup mix, cut up the potatoes and lentils. I let that all cook together. Bran made rice (the microwave just beeped). I just added the cut up spinach that needed to be used. We’ll be eating in about 5 minutes or so after the water in the rice bowl is absorbed.
I hope the drugs work. I’m sick of hurting.
I saw plants sprouting! I don’t know what they are, but they are distinctly planted type plants and not “weeds”. While I was out, I wore only a sweater and carried my coat. It made for a handy warm pad to hold to my face. My face doesn’t like cool right now.
So now I’m watching Autopsy on the Documentary Channel and will be reading blogs soon. One that I’m reading the archives of is the Pioneer Woman. She’s a very popular blogger and periodically runs contests for excellent prices so check out her “Confessions” blog. She’s not only interesting, but she’s a talented writer and photographer. So, if you have time on your hands and want to read, go read her blog.
That’s about it.