Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who Knew A Tooth?

Who knew a tooth, one tooth, would cause so much angst?

It's been a rough five months of mostly failures and frankly, I'm tired of making lemonade out of the lemons.

Pass the gin please. (or any other alcoholic beverage guaranteed to cause stuporous behavior)

I haven't read or visited any blogs nor done any 'honest' writing in a while.

To tell you the truth, I think my writing is better left in my head some days anyway. On my many trips -- and I mean many -- back and forth to the docs (who by the way is just plain adorable and phew, ladies, takes my breath away) I write essay after essay in my head.

Arriving home I mosey into the office, pop in here to blogger and find my mind a blank. Again. I have been fighting the urge to let a bout of depression take over the blues I've been wallowing in. Pity party anyone? Bring your own dammed booze and I'll provide the snacks. Using all the platitudes, attitudes and reminders that 'this too shall pass' and 'I'm not suffering a fatal disease'. But you know, there are days when ...

Excerpt from an e-mail to a friend who genuinely wants to know:

I see Dr. G. again on Tuesday for follow up and I'll see what he says. I have weaned myself off of all pain meds including regular strength Tylenol because I kept doing things I'm not supposed to primarily because nothing hurt.

The pain caused by doing something sometimes reminds you to not do that. So far, so good. I have some minor discomfort of ache or throb now and again and overall the sharp pain-pain is gone unless I do something I'm not supposed to do. Sinus precautions are a pain in the nose, mouth and daily routine.

I have learned really quickly that as careful as I was being, I can be even more careful.


And that my friends, is where I'm at. I am hopeful at this stage of the game that my next follow up leads to "I'll see you in three months."

Three months? Yes, because I have three more not-so-serious-but-necessary surgeries to get through before the saga of One Dammed Tooth can be closed.

9 comments:

Lynne said...

Hi Kathy, hang in there! I know life can distract you to the slant and somedays that slant goes upwards and others down. Here is hoping you will focus on the slant in the up direction soon! Blessings!

D said...

Hang in there my friend.. tho I know how hard it is. I just did an entry not long ago saying I was going to put my big girl panties on but the drink sure sounds a lot better! Feel better
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Lisa :-] said...

Been missing you, my dear. Sometimes painful "boo-boos" can keep us out of action for a long time.

I hope things get better for you soon!

Lisa said...

Kathy I am so sorry your tooth has given you so much trouble.... but glad to see a post and hope that life gets better and better with each passing day. It will help that spring is here now. We can do our gardening and fill each day with many wonderful activities!
Lisa in KY

DesLily said...

ahhh "pity parties" I know them well..

hope the tooth gets fixed. you can always go for a few extra cleanings to get your "fix" of handsomeness :o)

~ Lor said...

Wish there was something I could say or do for you that would help. I will continue to send my best wishes your way in hopes they get you all fixed this time. As for the blank mind...I'm with you on that one for sure. Feel better! Hugs, ~L

Muhd Imran said...

I am sorry that you are not feeling all that well. Change in season seem to affect many. Hopefully you will recover soon and be cheerful again.

Like the week before, I accompanied Wifey to the dentist. She suddenly had an infection in her gum and was tearfully painful.

The dentist said something so true... we may be able to tolerate some pains here and there, but toothache is unforgivable. Nothing can be done when you have a toothache!

She'd recovered without the need to pull out any tooth. Thankfully.

Take care.

~ Lor said...

Stopping in to see how things are going...hope you are on the road to recovery by now. hugs, ~ L

MyMaracas said...

I'm sorry you're having such a rough go of it. And what the hey. A little gin couldn't hurt.

Hope you feel better soon!