A WHERE-I-AM PLUS A SEISMIC THANK YOU

(I started to type this in all-caps so it would appear that I have more energy than I actually do but the constant need to correctly capitalize sentence starts and proper pronouns just made it look stupid so fuck that.  I’m tired.  There.  I mumbled it sorta out loud.)

First of all I want to thank my FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT, WONDERFUL, AMAZING, AND DID I MENTION FANTASTIC? readers for all your VERY much appreciated love and support of the new story!  Y’all have absolutely blown my (invisible, because it’s hot here) socks off with your comments and likes!  As you know I love replying to comments – it gives “us”, the reader and the writer, a great way to touch base with each other, plus you (the collective ‘you’) are such great fun to just chat with, too.  I love being able to do that.  Sadly, between lack of time and feeling like a bulldozed watermelon, replies to this last chapter of ON will have to wait.  Hence, this broad “thank you”.

Godric and Eric thank you2

Now, the five current WIPs all have bits and pieces in the process of being thrown together, and the epilogue/potential (PO-TENT-TSHEL) “future nights” for the (Awww, man, if I go with more nights I’ll have to change the name won’t I?  I dunno…not if I just do the odd night – the odd “one night”- here and there?  Fuck it, I’ll pull a Sookie and deal with it later) now-complete-but-maybe-not story is shimmering around in my oddly-vast brainbox.  

Now for the “but”…cause there’s always an ass involved…

Thing is, I’m one of those people who are sometimes very negatively impacted by the inflammatory response caused by sugar.  Yup – plain ol’ sugar – brown, white, turbinado, cane, beet…you know:  sugar.  As I’m T2 diabetic I usually don’t eat very much of it at a time anyway, so my tolerance to it nosedives.  Then if I, say, give in to the ‘need’ to bake a, say, peach cobbler with, say, too much brown sugar (hey, it’s cool when it caramelizes on the top!) then, say, eat too damn much of the damn thing, I pay like fuck for it for the next couple days. 

As you MIGHT can tell, it, shall we say, “negatively affects” my mood (any laughs that escape my cobbler-hole sound like a death warning), and Advil can only do so much to help negate the aches and pain response.

Dread may have a little bit to do with my desire to remain under my bed, too – my birthday is May 5 and GUESS WHAT:  I get to have a motherfucking ROOT CANAL on that day.  So yeah, the me of me is not a happy fucking camper.

Yay – the tooth will in theory stop fucking hurting.
Boo – it will involve a root canal. ..on my damn birthday.

Oh, and before anyone suggests that I ask the dentist for pain relievers to last from now till then, let me remind you that I live in the “”glorious”” Bible-Belt south where all medical personnel are far more afraid of “”enabling drug addicts”” than they give a damn about those of us in actual pain. Yhep, drug addicts are far more important than pain-ridden patients and doctors, dentists, and whoever the fuck else fearfully and with collapsed balls worship their beloved restrictions to an insane degree.  I vote we direct every ache and pain to those assbastards who would rather regulate against people in pain because they prefer to worship/”protect” damn drug addicts.  I have nothing either for or against drug addicts but damn, don’t make ME suffer because of their shit.

(I may be somewhat biased based on the amount of Advil I’m shoving down said cobbler-hole but GAWD FORBID doctors/dentists around here miss an opportunity to let someone hurt…)

Tolja I was in a shitty mood.  Hopefully after this next week is over I’ll feel more human/humane…nah, I’ll still be in a shitty mood…just might be able to better front it.  At least I never claimed to be all nicey-nice, though, right?

So, yeah, that’s where I currently am.  Have a better day. 

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51 thoughts on “A WHERE-I-AM PLUS A SEISMIC THANK YOU

  1. So sorry you’re in pain and will be for a bit yet. Fingers crossed this week will fly by and your tooth pains will end quickly. Who says you have to celebrate birthdays on that specific day. I say wait till you’re feeling better and then so whatever you want to celebrate it.
    Ps we readers enjoy our conversations with you very much. Feel better soon.

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  2. I second mom2goalies comment we will all be here when you feel up to it and I know all about doc’s and adequate pain relief so your not alone ( but hey that doesn’t make it any better to deal with ) keep your head up we’re all rooting for you … boom boom ( I know no reminders needed sorry ). Ps iced coffee is so much better when tooth ache strikes, at least with me the hot deliciousness just aggravates it .

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  3. I’ve been a T1 Diabetic for 42 years. I feel your pain. No, I mean literally, I felt your pain when you wrote T2 Diabetic and peach cobbler in the same sentence 😉 Anyhoo, I want to say, you need to get a different dentist. You know dentists take a similar Hippocratic oath, ‘Do no harm…’
    I live in the SW MO and I have awesome doctors who work with my pain management. If I tell my doc I’m having tooth pain, have a root canal scheduled, my a**hole dentist won’t prescribe pain meds, he’ll set me up with short term relief, I hope you feel better, and have a happy birthday in spite of the root canal. patsy

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  4. Oh man. A root canal on your birthday? That sucks. Cancel & reschedule for another day. Oragel on a Q-Tip soaked in some whiskey will numb that tooth in GOOD way…and I’m sending you some virtual Vicodin. Wish it could be the real thing, but then that would make a drug dealer! LOL! Have to keep mine anyway for pain & because of federal regs… I now have to call for my refills once a month to be sent to me, then have Hubby take it to the pharmacy all because of said drug dealers/addicts. They can call them for the others, but not the narcs because they need a tangible script. It’s ridiculous to have to fight for what you need. Hope you’re feeling better soon and that all goes well with the dentist. You’re entitled to be grouchy! We all have our moments, and it sounds like you’re having yours, so go right ahead! Hope the peach cobbler was good! Now I want something sweet for breakfast! The coffee cuts the sweetness, right? 🙂

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  5. So sorry you’re feeling so terrible. Wishing you relief from pain and good health. I must say your tirade made me laugh out loud ( really? cobbler-hole? hilarious), though, and with my current bronchitis-infected lungs, the resultant gasping, laugh-wheeze-cackle-wheeze-laugh again (and try not to pee) would have made YOU laugh. Seriously- wishing you well.

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  6. Awww, sweetie, I hate that you’re hurting. I agree you need to find someone to give you proper pain medication because a tooth in need of a root canal is intensely painful. It will be over soon. Take the time you need. We can read your writing when you feel better.

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  7. Yum, peach cobbler…I make mine with eckstra cobbler “juice” to pour on top. Good times!

    **Off to read the new story**

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  8. Wow, a root canal without the proper pain meds totally sucks! Damn government and then asinine regulations! I feel your pain. (literally.) As one who suffers from CFS and fibromyalgia, I know the frustrations of trying to get the proper medications. Between my pain medications and trying to get insurance to pay for my Provigil (which retail, w/o insurance is about $2,200.00 monthly.) the hoops they make you jump through is ridiculous! I truly wish you luck in facing all you are having to. And feel free to rant all you want! It’s quite cathartic. Please feel better and your loyal readers will be waiting, whenever you are up to returning.

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  9. You could make a habit: instead of sweet things, eat things like gherkin and pickled onions. My grandmother had diabetes, insulin pricking, and was always saying, “a little to try,” referring to meals. For pain, here we have no so many restrictions like there, but paracetamol 1 g, taken continuously, works with toothaches (the bad thing is that you stay half in limbo, after three days of ingestion of the product) .
    After that, I wish you a merry birthday.

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  10. Feel better soon, celebrate your b-day NEXT weekend when you’re feeling better, Orajel really does work (or Anbesol) and don’t worry about us, we’ll still be here when you’re feeling better.

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  11. Hey! I knew you were a sweet, intelligent, salt of the earth Taurus. My BD is Quattro de Mayo I think that means May fourth…I also deal with type 2, bummer as it is. By the way, you could name your new story The Nights of Our Death. (Through the hour glass…..). Or nights for short!
    I have had several major surgeries, and the only time I have taken pain meds was with an tooth abscess. Worst pain I’ve had to deal with. The surgeries were a walk in the park, comparatively. Hang in there and hope you feel better.

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  12. Darlink, I sympathise and empathise with you. I had three wisdom teeth extracted in the dentists chair for my 35th birthday. One of course split and had to taken out piece by piece, that was an extra two hours with an additional 30mins rest for the dentist to regather their strength. Only day it could be done as it was a Friday to use the weekend was recovery. Get used to lots of swishing tepid salty water around your mouth and then spit. If the dentist offers gas, accept!!! Good luck, remember, in the end you will feel better, its getting there that’s a bitch. 🙂

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  13. I’m so sorry you’re feeling so shitty. I’d happily bring you drugs if I, like, lived anywhere at all near you! But know that my thoughts (and pain relieving drugs) are (spiritually, if not necessarily physically) with you!
    Get better! 💕

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  14. Ehhh, root canals aren’t that bad – if you have a good dentist. Good luck with that. I’m with you on the T2. After a decade or so you’ll lose your taste for sweets – makes things much easier. Feel better sweetie.

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  15. I’m sorry you’re feeling ill. Tooth aches are the worst! Good luck with your root canal and be sure they give you some anti-inflammatory drugs afterward. I had a horrible case of inflammation after my last one and it took 4 days of excruciating pain before we figured out what was wrong. Good thing is when they did finally figure it out it only took one anti-inflammatory pill to make me feel like a new person!

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  16. switbo: Thanks, sweetie. Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  17. mom2goalies: Thank you! Glad to hear that you guys enjoy the convos too! 😀 (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  18. lorip100: Luckily this tooth seems to be more “extreme temp” sensitive so “regular” coffee isn’t an issue (I’d be so up in the dentist’s face if I couldn’t drink my regular coffee!). I just don’t understand why doctors seem to actively WANT patients to suffer, but they really do. *sad/angry sigh* I think the sugar-based inflammation made things a thousand times worse ‘just then’, but I’ve laid off the sweet things and it seems to be going away. Go me! 😀 I hope your aches have subsided!
    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  19. patsy: Aww, man, sorry to hear about the T1! 😦 Very glad you have a decent doctor for pain mgt – that’s huge!!
    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  20. msbuffy: Oh, hon, I totally rescheduled that thing! Coffee…is life. Period. 😉
    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  21. teachert99: Thank you! Heh, well, right now it’s the “coffee-hole”…but somehow that doesn’t sound, erm, quite right… Bronchitis sucks butt. Have you ever tried mullein tincture/extract? Do some research on it – to ME it’s better than Mucinex at helping keep those precious, stressed, inflamed bronchial tubes somewhat freer (chronic bronchitis here), but do your own research. I’ve tried lobelia but to me it wasn’t, well, effective.

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  22. murgatroid98: Thanks, hon. I’m actually feeling a bit better – think the sugar inflammation was making everything SO much worse than it otherwise would have been. (Teach ME to bake a cobbler…) *pouts at life*

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  23. azucar69: Ohhh, this had a TON of good syrupy ‘juice’ – would have been perfect as a sauce over ice cream even! Hope you enjoyed!

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  24. tleel: Thank you, hon!

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  25. minilover2015: I’m sure the doc will super-numb me for the during, and probably toss me a script for a couple pills for the after, but yeah, there for a LONG while the tooth would off/on feel like it was trying to drill itself through my head. (The antibiotics may have helped more than I thought they would because for the most part Advil is mostly working right now.) But seriously, people who NEED decent pain meds are made to suffer and it’s outrageous – just like the price of general meds, too. I get that pharm companies need money for research, but damn! It’s crazy!! BEST of luck!!

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  26. cari1973: Man, now I want some pickled onions! When I crave something sweet, normally I’ll either use fake sugar (Splenda), or eat something totally different (and going for sour/bitter really DOES help counteract the taste for sweets, so go Grandmother!), and I love her idea of “a little to try” – smart woman!!
    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  27. tj6james6: (I’m considering changing your ‘name’ to just “tj”, btw…) I love Orajel and Anbesol – especially the liquid forms – seems like they soak in faster. One of these days I’ll get bright and create a true toothache concoction of Orajel, crushed fresh-dried cloves, nutmeg, aspirin, moonshine/”corn liquor”/liquid fire, let it steep for a month, and either get rich or jailed over that cure… 😉

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  28. motomary: HAPPY BIRTHDAY (unless this is delivered late, in which case HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!). We Tauri (Tauruses but I like Tauri better…) rule!!! T2 sucks ass. We rock it though…! I know what you mean – somehow dental pain is just so much more, I dunno, immediate – stabby. Meh. (We still rule.)

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  29. jules3677: Oh, man, I can’t imagine them having to dig around for the bits of tooth! (Cringing just THINKING about that!!!) Were pieces still working out later? I don’t think one of my evil wisdom teeth actually split but I do remember a sliver or three of “tooth” working out of the healed gum later on…that wasn’t fun.

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  30. Ericlover: I think your thoughts worked – that and the inflammation was making it hella worse – because the tooth has mostly (somewhat) eased off for the nonce. It’s still…there…but it’s livable until the rc date. So…fingers crossed…just gonna keep my head down and practice the really good curse words till then.

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  31. Kittyinaz: Doctors tend to suck when it comes to actually caring about their patients. Meanypants.

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  32. treewitch703: 😦 Man, I hate hearing that you’re in the T2 club, too. That really, really sucks. It’s manageable, though, well, when people (I) avoid things, like, say, peach cobbler… And you’re right – it might take a while (part of forever), but you really do eventually stop craving sweets…if you (I) can stay away from them long enough. ♥

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  33. suzymeinen: Pain, yeah, it unchains that inner Deathmonster, that’s for sure. (see note below)

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  34. lostinspace33: It’s amazing just how badly inflammation can wreck a person! When the effects of that sugar (finally) wore off, I felt a lot better – tooth and all.

    (This part is c/p’d b/c well, it’s repeat-worthy and I’m lazy) I’m Feeling a little better, and postponing the rc till AFTER Mercury exits Retrograde helped I think more than anything. If you’re not into astrology, here’s an over-simplification: when Mercury goes into Retrograde, the adage “if it can go wrong, it will” is far more liekly to come into play, and (when possible) tricky medical procedures (like root canals) should be postponed. HOWEVER, if the procedure is emergency, life-saving, or if your doctor would slap you up side the head if you put it off, suck it up, buttercup, and deal with more-likely-to-occur complications as they rise. Use common sense – like, I’m not writhing on the floor in agony (often) so to me the wait is worth it to hopefully ensure better rc results. This postponement has nothing to do with me being a wuss. Honest. Kinda.

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  35. Brilliant strategy! I had no choice and it was one tooth in when things went ‘slightly awry’. Since I was lying in the dental chair with the nice nice gas, on full, I made the executive decision “if you’ve got enough gas to maintain this level keep going!”. It was going to hurt if they stopped and it would hurt again when they would have to begin again. Clear thinking “let’s just get this over with now”. Hurt for a week while the mouth settled down and it was done with. All of it.

    Glad to read you are better. 🙂

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  36. jules3677: See, considering the conditions you made the absolute best decision available – it was gonna hurt either way but at least you were all nice and comfy-floaty (sorta…) already, so why not keep going rather than stop/hurt, wait/hurt, start/hurt? Good decision, and I’m glad it’s all over!

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  37. You could just call me Robin as well :). My moniker is my kids names and ages when I got my first email address and has caused more confusion over the years, but was a real life saver during the days of chat rooms…
    I can remember the one root canal I’ve had done! YUCK I need another but since the tooth isn’t causing pain AND I don’t have the money anyway I am putting it off indefinitely.
    Hope all goes well for you when it is finaly done.

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  38. Well, good luck with rc when you do get it done and hopefully pain won’t get too bad that you’ll want to slap yourself up side your head!

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  39. That was my thought on the matter. The Dentist was a hoot. He put headphones on me, cranked the music up. With the gas I floated along. Three hours later when everything wore off, I was questioning my decision making skills though. 🙂 I survived. 🙂

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  40. I’m glad you’re feeling a little better and I totally understand not wanting the RC. I despise going to the dentist. I’ve had some really painful experiences with it. Although, ironically, the time I had a root canal wasn’t one of them. I think it depends a great deal on the dentist, if you’ve had really painful visits to yours, you might want to try a different one. I had several really bad visits when I was young (hence my continuing distaste for dentists) and thought that was just the way it was until I got a good dentist and realized that it doesn’t have to be *so*awful. 😜

    I don’t really know much about Astrology, but am I quite familiar with the concept of “Murphy” making me her bitch. Lol!

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  41. Wuss or not, you did the right thing! Nope, you don’t want to mess around when Mercury is in retrograde (I swear it’s been that way my entire life…) So go celebrate wildly! Stick some Oragel with whiskey on that tooth, and then have a shot or three! Happy Birthday to you, and may you celebrate many, many more! Go have some chocolate cake & some good coffee! Cause you know it’s important to have something in your stomach before you imbibe, and chocolate cake is a great & healthy breakfast! 🙂 Enjoy your day! 🙂 Those 29th birthdays are so much fun! LOL!

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  42. switbo: The skill (and the personality…) of the dentist make all the difference, I think. And Mercury, when that dirty little bastid is in Ret he makes us ALL pay for it (to varying degrees, and even then there *are* some benefits…you just have to look hella hard to find’em…cause he’s a brat).

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