Spent most of the night on the couch - sitting up - drinking hot tea waiting for the medicine to kick in & relieve me of this horrific toothache. I hope I'm not having "sympathy" toothache as Photographer daughter has had one for a few weeks. So even tho my regular dental appt is in a couple weeks, I've gotta call today to see if they can work me in before then to figure out what the deal is. Right now I wouldn't care if they pulled every single one out of my mouth - no, I guess I would care. For one, bridges & "old people" false teeth (ha ha!) are too expensive & I just don't think I could sit with that gunky stuff in my mouth for impressions. All my energy is being sapped trying to be relaxed & not focus on this shooting pain. Fortunately. I've birthed 4 children - 3 without any painkillers or epidurals or anything so I know a little about the whole breating thru the pain thing. Unfortunately, it's been almost 18 years since I gave birth - and over 22 years since I gave birth with no meds. Took yesterday off work to stay home with kids on the MLK holiday. Rethinking that decision this morning. Ugh! Stay tuned to find out if
1) the pain goes away
2) I'm able to see the dentist sometime real soon
3) whether I'm awake past 1 p.m.!