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White Beard
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   Posted 8/1/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
PAlady I thought I would start a new thread, so how is your root canal doing today? are you still having lots of pain? I do hope the antibiotics start helping soon! Pleas post and give us an up date! We all worry and care about you!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/1/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I just asked the same question on another thread.

So PAlady how ya doin today??? The mouth monster still got you by the toe???
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 8/1/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,
Thanks so much for asking! Well, I felt a tad better yesterday so I know the antibiotic will help. As a matter of fact, at least I didn't wake up after 4 hours this morning in pain, it only took 6 hours for that to happen! Course, I missed my timing on the antibiotic and I could really feel it. A low grade temp starting, the pain, etc. So I got up and had to start the routine (or rather REMEMBER the routine, first, after getting out of bed groggy) of having a little something to eat (but not too much so that it wouldn't digest in a couple of hours so I could take the nexium on a mostly empty stomach!!!), take the antibiotic and a tylenol (saving the percocets), go back to bed for awhile, then get up and do the nexium, and wait for an hour to eat, and on and on and on!

Problem is with not being able to eat for 3 hours before bedtime, yet not supposed to take this antibiotic on an empty stomach, it's going to mean I have to set the alarm to wake up, groggily, after my pain meds have kicked in but before they're finished working, have a bite to eat of something, take the antibiotic, sit upright for 30 minutes (instructions my cousin, the pharmacist, confirmed) then go back to bed. After today, only 8 days left.

I am hoping beyond hope that this takes care of it, and that the infection doesn't return. In the meantime, I have things like my taxes that need to be finished, and other paperwork for health insurance, SSD, etc., etc., etc., and I'm in no clear -headed state of mind to do it.

I'm just starting to get angry now that this all happened. Angry and scared. Why at the one time in my life that I lose health insurance do I get hit with two major problems?

I did talk to BC/BS yesterday - the one thing I was able to do - for well over 30 minutes asking questions about the low cost health insurance plan and how to do the application. Thankfully, the woman was VERY nice and patient with me. Because it's a conversion policy, I have time to get it in - even up until the end of September (90 days), although I don't want to wait that long. It won't be that expensive, and my cousin said she can cover the cost (I owe her so much - just like I owe this group!) but it also doesn't cover a lot. But it will cover endoscopies and biopsies.

I don't have any clue what I'd do without all of you here. Thank you, White Beard, and thank you EVERYONE here!

Hugs!

PaLady sad smurf :-)

Laurie - I was writing while you posted. Thanks!!!

Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/1/2009 1:22:28 PM (GMT-6)


White Beard
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   Posted 8/1/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady

You just concentrate on getting better! You don't owe us anything you are always there for us when we need someone, I know that you have always been there for me! So if anything we owe YOU! We are always here for YOU!

You just take care of yourself!

White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


skeye
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pa,

I'm glad that you are feeling a little better today! That whole med routine sounds like a nightmare, though! Only 8 more days... Keep counting them down!

hugs,
Skeye

LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I would say your antibotics are kicking in. Whenever I get an absessed tooth it takes 24 to 30 hours then the pressure starts to let up...

Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


White Beard
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
OK PALady it is just about noon Sunday morning so where is your update? smilewinkgrin   I do hope you had a good night last night! Or at least better than what I did!  As I had a lousy night and was up allot with lower back and leg pain, and besides rocking in the rocking chair and pacing the floor, I also got on the computer and signed in here, and I seen a few other regulars were  also signed in, so maybe I wasn't the only one, last night that was up!  I know I was up for several hours  (from around 2 to 4 cst) waiting and wishing in vain  that my break through meds would take affect! I gave my adjustable bed a  real work out moving it  in all different positions before I  finaly gave in to getting up and pacing and rocking and getting on the computer.  ( I don't usually like to get up unless I absolutely just can not stand the pain any longer in bed!) You know the saying misery loves company, well  I even signed into chat but nobody was there! I ended up taking  two percocets before  I could get  my lower back and leg pain under control. I haven't had a night like that in quite awhile! MY left arm and neck have been really killing me lately, and  I really didn't need this to start in too! Anyway I feel a little better today, but  I am really tired, still couldn't sleep so got up and went to early mass this morning and fell asleep in the pew! Was I emnbarrassed! blush
 
So I have told everybody how my night and  morning has been, please.... tell us how your has been?  As I was pacing the floor last night I was thinking about you and  wondering how you were doing? and if you were still in pain?  Is your tooth feeling better? I do hope you have a good day today!
 
White Beard
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Blessedx8
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
White Beard,

I'm sorry you had a lousy night!! I hate those kind of nights. I am a little jealous of the adjustable bed. Wow, that sounds nice. With my pain issues and sleep apnea - I have to sleep half-way sitting up...the boys laugh at the fact that I have literally 8 pillows on my side of the bed.

Anyway, I hope you get some rest today. Oh, I've been there re: the church thing. After a bad night, it's everything I can do to keep my eyes open at church sometimes. :)

I hope tonight is a better night for you.
Tina
I'm a Christian wife and mom to six boys, ages 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14... I've been ill/disabled since my last child was born in 2004...

Chronic Pain Issues: Severe neck/back pain; chronic migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, burning nerve pain in hands, arms, feet
Diagnosed with: POTS/dysautonomia (heart condition, nervous system disorder that has my whole body out of whack: heart rate, breathing, pain issues, body temperature issues, etc); CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Addison's Disease; Central Sleep Apnea etc etc
Meds: MS Contin (480mg daily); MSIR (15mg/6x day); Soma (3x day); Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan; Effexor and on the list goes...
Past Meds: I've been on every pain med there is... Oxys, Dilaudid, Duragesic patches, Actiq, Fentora, Methadone and so on... I've also tried almost every muscle relaxer, nerve meds, sleep meds, etc.
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


Blessedx8
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
PaLady,

I haven't posted much here, but I wanted to let you know that I HAVE been reading how you've been, and been thinking of you.... I hope you are feeling better today (Sunday); will look forward to reading your update.

Hoping today's a better day for you...
Tina
I'm a Christian wife and mom to six boys, ages 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14... I've been ill/disabled since my last child was born in 2004...

Chronic Pain Issues: Severe neck/back pain; chronic migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, burning nerve pain in hands, arms, feet
Diagnosed with: POTS/dysautonomia (heart condition, nervous system disorder that has my whole body out of whack: heart rate, breathing, pain issues, body temperature issues, etc); CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Addison's Disease; Central Sleep Apnea etc etc
Meds: MS Contin (480mg daily); MSIR (15mg/6x day); Soma (3x day); Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan; Effexor and on the list goes...
Past Meds: I've been on every pain med there is... Oxys, Dilaudid, Duragesic patches, Actiq, Fentora, Methadone and so on... I've also tried almost every muscle relaxer, nerve meds, sleep meds, etc.
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


White Beard
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Momto6boys

Tina that adjustable bed is fantastic, it has a wirelss remote and a press of the button and you can adjust the head or the feet in a zillion different positions, it even have vibrations that can be set in a million different ways, but I can't stand that it becauses  it causes me muscle spasms. Anyway after sleeping in a recliner for over ten years, this adjustable bed is heaven!  I  just can't lay flat and  I sleep in Fowlers position ( kind of sitting up ) anyway a few years back Denver Mattress had a big sale on them and I just couldn't pass it up!

White Beard


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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 8/2/2009 10:53:22 AM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard, Mom & others,
Well, my update is sort of up and down. More like a roller coaster. The scheduling of all these meds is literally driving me crazy. I was up in the wee hours, too, White Beard, but I hated it because I was fighting sleep but couldn't go to bed because I had eaten a small snack to take the antibiotic with and had to wait. Then I had to set the alarm to get myself up early this morning, take another antibiotic & a tylenol (at least I didn't need percocet, the pain wasn't as bad, but still there), and then stay up for at least a half hour before trying to go back to bed again.

Well, nothing to do but flip on early morning shows, then of course you start to wake up a bit, so I was up for a couple of hours but tired. But it was long enough that I thought I could take my nexium (as I'd only had a small snack with the antibiotic), and go back to bed, which is what I did. Next thing I know it's after 2pm! And I can feel the antibiotic wearing off as I feel a fever returning. So the antibiotic is definitely helping, but my jaw is still swollen and sore. It's sore even when I wash my face or put face cream on, and I definitely can't eat on that side.

I am so exhausted. And not getting crucial things done because I'm even less alert than usual. Pennsyvania hasn't yet passed it's state budget (yep, they're a month late!) and so the little unemployment I have left isn't being paid. Even the state workers here aren't being paid, and they've been picketing on their lunch hours. Don't blame them. I think there was talk of a "stopgap" measure while the governor and the legislature fight, but I don't know if that will include back unemployment payments.

I just heard on the news that one and a half million Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits before the end of this year. That's a lot of hurting people.

Ok, back to the root canal thing. I just don't know. I guess I have to give this antibiotic more time. This is only day 3 (although it feels like day 103!). I know I have to give it the full 10 days. And I do feel some relief for a few hours after I've taken it, but can feel as it's wearing off. What makes me nervous is how low to my jaw this swelling is. It just feels like the infection was pushed down deep, but I hope this antibiotic will get to it eventually. If I had money, I'd just go to an endodontist and at least get an opinion from one, especially if this antibiotic doesn't work. The only good thing was that the permanent filling wasn't put in, and I won't have it put it until I know this is taken care of.

Oh - more fun - yesterday in the mail I got the tax bill (on my house), the bill for my car insurance and one other I can't even remember.

Everyone - especially you, White Beard - thank you for caring!

And White Beard - I'm so sorry you had a tough night! I hope tonight is better, and that your adjustable bed adjusts to a "just right" position!

Hugs,

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady

I do care and I do worry about YOU! I do so hope that that antibotic would really start to take over and get that infection under control! Hopefully it will in the next few days. Infections like that can sometimes be really stubborn, I hope that yours is not! I can just imagine PALady how frustrating it must be for you! You are trying to do everything right and take your meds the proper way, with food with the antibiotic and no food with the nexium and doing that juggling routine and then not having that infections disaapear. All I can say is hang in there! I am with you in spirit, I am trying to send you healing vibes but they must not be getting through! But I can be as stubborn and persistent as your tooth infection and I won't stop trying get those healing vibes through! You will be getting better you will see! yeah

You know I don't know why I had such a terrible night last night, I get those every now and then, the last few days I have been having trouble with numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, along with some balance problems, then last night my lower back and the back of my legs were just hutting something fierce, and I just could not get comfortable! I really hate that when it happens.  I take extra pain meds for break through, but it take so long to take affect, and last night it took even more! I know when I got on the computer I seen that you were on the forum, but by the time I got signed in and everything you were gone. I also signed in to the  chat room , I was hoping that you might be signed in there too! As I said misery love company and I figure that the chat room is the perfect place to have real time company when your really hurting and it is late!! I did not know till last thursday that the chat room was open 24/7 that is preety neat! I just wish you could see if anybody was in the chat room without having to sign into it! That would really be nice!

I do hope you have a better night tonight PALady!

White Beard


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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 8/2/2009 6:00:36 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, White Beard! I'll be watching for those stubborn healing vibes of your!!!! I'll take all I can get! We're going into battle with that infection, right?!

And I hope you have a better night tonight. You know, I wonder how much more lifting and moving things around you've been doing lately. Sometimes it doesn't have to be big things, at least not for me. Heck, for me it's just opening a stubborn window! I hope you're still pursing an evaluation not just with the NS but also someone who might see if you'd be a candidate for radiofrequency.

Here's wish a better night for us both!

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((Palady))))))))))). I hope that stubborn tooth starts really feeling better soon!

hugs,
Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 8/2/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   

PALady

I am getting ready to try and hit the sack but I did want to tell you I hope you have a good night tonight and you start feeling better!

 Good healing vibes to you!

White  Beard


Moderator Chronic Pain
 
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


PAlady
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   Posted 8/2/2009 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Skeye and White Beard. And I hope you both have good nights, too.

Right now this &%%*% tooth is really hurting again. I just don't get it.

Healing vibes all around for all of us!

PaLady

4am EST update: Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Waiting for percocet to kick in. Midnight dose didn't seem to help the tooth pain, but fever so far has not returned. It sounds odd, but this is way worse than the back pain. Maybe if I put my head in the freezer....

sigh.

I hope everyone else is fast asleep in dreamland.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 8/3/2009 2:00:24 AM (GMT-6)


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
PA, sorry that you are still having pain wif yo toof! It's not odd at all, I think teeth pain can be right up there w/ the worst of all! Then when it gets into your jaw, head and neck glands and pounds away, I think anyone who has been there knows>> It hurts like hell!!!!!!
Hang tough PA, the antibiotics should take care of it soon, if not maybe call and ask for a different one?
WB, HOPE YOU HAD A BETTER NIGHT LAST NIGHT!!
Your Bro,
Pete
PS>> PA, you say you qwe us all> WB says you don't> WAIT a minute! I think you owe me some pasta w/ the famous family gravy (sause) next time I get up to Penn!! I'll buy all the ingrediants, you cooka dee gravy!!!
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it's Monday now and Hope your doing better, PALady!!!
Lots of healing but soft hugz coming your way...
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PAlady
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Pete, you're on! If I can still eat by then! Geesh the way my body is falling apart who knows!

Yes, you're right, the pain keeps going down almost to my jaw. Even put fresh toothbrush head on my electric brush. Trouble is I'm allergic to several antibiotics, and this is already our second one.

It's noon and I'm exhausted. Going on a handful of hours of sleep, but got up with the intention of going back to bed after sitting upright the requisite amount of time, but then you start to wake up....I want to go scream at my dentist. If this isn't better in a couple of days I may call my periodontist who did my gum surgery and who I see every year and see what he'd charge me just to take a look at my situation. I just saw him earlier in June and other than problems with that one tooth, everything was fine. Ever since I had gum surgery in 1994 I have taken excellent care of my teeth and always get compliments when I go for my regular check ups (pain from gum surgery is horrendous - and a great motivator to never want to have that again!).

Keep those healing vibes comin! Gotta bust through this infection soon!!!

Thanks Pete! And we can always go to my cousin's restaurant because he makes the family recipe and it's really good! And homemade dough on the pizza. Although my favorite pizza is when someone has a brick oven. There's a great place in Pittsburgh the food network profiled years ago and it's just a hole in the wall but they make great pizzas in their ancient brick oven. And all the old Italian guys are sitting at these tiny tables sipping expresso!

White Beard - how did your night go?

Hugs around!

PaLady

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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 
   Dear PALady,
 
     Good morning *huggs* It is good to hear from you today. I am glad you were finally able to rest last night. shakehead I too, havnt had much sleep. But it is "normal" for what is going on with me. Were you ever able to get some liquid topical numbing sticks? the little orajel ones? I have been using those for my exposed nerves and they work wonders! the lower jaw does some sort of suction and the little hot nerves get tugged and pulled (boy it feel weird!)out of their tooth base. .. well what is left of the tooth base anyway. But im tellin you they work great for the inital tear jerker pains. Also, this is cool. Listerene makes a mouth wash that has formula for sensative teeth. It looks purple in the bottle. Maybe will help atleast the gum line to not be as sensative for you? Plus it has a fresh little scent.  :-)  
 
    *warm huggs!!!*
           dani
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And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


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   Posted 8/3/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady, I wish there was something I could do or say to speed up your recovery process. I do hope the antibiotics will kick in and you will start to feel much better very soon. I really do feel for you. My husband has a good bit of dental problems. He needs all of his teeth pulled and dentures. We will do that when the money is better. He has had many major toothaches over the years... I have receding gums. Is that the gum surgery you had done before? I have heard how painful it is. Most likely I will have to have that done as well. I am not looking forward to it at all!!!

I hope you have a good night sleep tonight. I am wishing you a very low pain day very soon. We all care about you. Keep us posted on how your feeling. I'll be thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers.
Anice

White Beard
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   Posted 8/3/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi PALady
 
I did have a somewhat better night last night, but for some reason I am really wiped out today, I think the tired bug has bitten me or something! All I want to do today is sleep!  I can't tell you the number of times today  I have tried sitting down at my computer and typed a reply to your post and I fell asleep with my fingers on the keys, I just did it again and had three rows of d's  I had to delete! Anyway  PALady I am still sending you those get well healing no pain vibes, I do hope they start working for you pretty soon! I sure wish you would start feeling better, tooth ache pain is no fun at all! You have, way to many other things going on, to have to contend with that too!
 
I Do hope your feeling better!
 
White Beard
 
 


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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

Post Edited (White Beard) : 8/3/2009 8:10:00 PM (GMT-6)


skeye
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   Posted 8/3/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Palady,

I'm sorry to hear that you had an awful night! Mine wasn't so hot either. I can understand where you are coming from when you say that the tooth pain is worse than the back pain from even just my limited experience with tooth aches. The only "good" thing about acute pain, is that sometimes it helps to briefly mask our chronic pain. But then again, sometimes you just get stuck with both. turn I really hope that everything is okay with the tooth & that the antibiotic is just slow to take effect! Did they do the root canal all in one sitting, or do you have to go back & have the rest finished a few weeks from now?

I hope you managed to get some sleep this afternoon & have a restful night tonight! (((((((((Palady))))))))).

lots of comforting hugs,
Skeye

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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that tooth is settling down for you. It hasn't abcessed has it? I really hope you're ok. It sounds madness what they're doing to you with the drugs, surely they could have given you another one with an easier regime to fit in with the nexium. That dentist sure has a lot to answer for!!! He's making me furious, imagine doing that to you, what an incompetent fool!
Please be better for Tuesday, its a beautiful day here in Sydney, really mild for winter. I've been for a gorgeous walk out by the salt lakes with all the water birds, very peaceful.
Best wishes, golitho

PAlady
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone,
And thank you all for just everything!

Dani - I bought some of that topical stuff but had to buy the generic version as the oragel was so expensive. I haven't tried it yet, though, as I wasn't sure if I should. Said ok for use with minor dental procedures. I know it may help the pain some, but I need to get this infection located and eliminated. I'm going to look for that listerine, though. Right now I've got the blue one - I think because I liked the color!!! LOL

Anice - Just your caring thoughts are the "right thing". You don't need to say anything more! Everyone's words are a real balm for my body, mind and spirit! I kind of hate to tell you but yes, that was the gum surgery I had. The medication I take for my seizure disorder, which works great in most every way, has the side effect of messing with your gums. So in 1994 I had to bite the bullet and have the surgery. My periodontist will only do the full mouth, rather than half at one time, because people won't return for the other half! And I knew why! But in addition to pain meds, I lived wit ice packs off and on for several days. Just in and out of bed, get a fresh ice pack, back to bed until it numbed my mouth a bit, and then get a tad a rest. Then just repeat the procedure over and over again. As I said, the pain from that was a huge motivator to keep excellent oral hygiene habits after that, which is why this really kind of ticks me off because I just don't think my dentist got at the right problem. Still, it gets a better for a bit, and today I needed a little less pain medication. But if any food - even soft cereal - even floats in the direction of that tooth - OUCH!

Skeye - thankfully, the dentist didn't put the permanent filling in, but a temporary one. I'm to go back on Aug. 19th for the permanent filling, but there's no way I'm letting him put a permanent filling in until this is fixed!!!

White Beard - my sleep schedule is all screwed up, too! I was up this morning, then ended up staying up through the noon news, and went back to bed at around 1pm! Then had to get myself up in a couple of hours to take the next antibiotic. Then had to go out for a bit, and did some shopping, although I was so tempted to just go back to bed again. Fortunately it was a beautiful day and that motivated me, but I slept most of it away!

Now I'd love to go to bed, but have another antibiotic dose to take. I'm toying with lying down for a nap, but then I've got to wake up at 3am!!!!! And stay upright for at least half an hour. At least my nexium dose is in. This medication regime is plane exhausting.

I chuckled at your falling asleep at the keyboard. I've been close to that at times!! Probably have done it and not even realized I posted something! LOL

Comforting hugs back to everyone else! And wishes for sweet dreams!

PaLady
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