Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Root Canal!

OK, so one Survivor recap and I already drop the ball. I have an excuse.

I suffered from a toothache/sinus pressure all last week. I tried to convince myself it was just my allergies and sinus pressure. I HATE going to the dentist (although I have always liked my dentists). Avoidance has resulted in this predicament, I suppose!

This all started last Tuesday and by Friday I was numb to the pain. Naproxin seemed to help, but that dull ache was always there.

My friend Susan's DH is an medical doctor and she offered to have him give me a call. Although he is an endocrinologist, he could help determine whether I need to see a dentist of internist.

He called and we went over the symptoms which made me realize I was trying to fool myself into thinking I had a sinus infection. I don't.

I spent two hours at the dentist's office on Saturday afternoon, in between the kid's soccer games. Dr Galimore is nice enough to squeeze me in, prescribe antibiotics, and tell me I need a root canal.

The point of all of this is that I had a massive headache last week and I did not feel like looking at a computer screen, thinking or typing. I will try to be more diligent this week. Can't promise anything.

As for the root canal, I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to schedule it. Since I do not have dental insurance, I have to plan it into the budget. That's going to be a challenge.

PS That's not MY tooth up there.