Sunday, January 31, 2010

This Isn't Funny....

Just letting you know I'm down with a severe toothache this weekend, hence the lack of posts.
Oh, I wish I could make this funny, but I can't. I'm getting chipmunk cheek, I think it must be abscessed. This was not planned in the budget.

So far I've had 3600mg of Ibuprofen and I'm still in pain.

I called the dentist, and of course, he's not in, and I didn't want to bother him on the weekend. It's the same dentist I've gone to for 20 years, and I know he would have dropped everything to help me, but I just couldn't bother him on the weekend! I figured I could handle it until Monday morning.

I'm stubborn.

And of course, you know me well enough by now to know, that the dentist is an event.
I have to take Xanax before I go.
He says hello, and straps on the nitrous.

Glen keeps wanting to tie a string around it and yank.

Oh my heavens, I keep thinking about Tom Hanks in Castaway.

I need some of these drops.
I'll be back in the blogosphere as soon as I can.
My camera will be back tomorrow!

10:00pm update....
I'm crying. I've never felt anything like this.
I called the dentist.
I've got antibiotics.
I've taken three vicadin.
I've never given birth....but think I know what it feels like now.
Thanks for all your concern and sweet comments.


  1. I'm so sorry about your toothache! I know that can be very painful. I bet the dentist wouldn't have minded coming in on the weekend for you. I would go ahead and call if it gets worse. Take care.

  2. It's incredible how one teeny tiny bone can cause a world of hurt. My wisdom tooth became abscessed a few years ago, and of course it happened over a Friday/Saturday. By Sunday I couldn't open my mouth to eat and could barely talk. My cheek was swollen huge. The removal of the tooth was necessary and, once that proceedure was over and I had a little more Ibuprofen and my mother in law's copy of the 6-hour BBC Pride and Prejudice, I was good to go.

    I sure hope you're able to see your dentist tomorrow and he can put you out of your misery. No fun.

  3. That is definately not funny! Uh, there is nothing worse than a toothache....I hope Monday comes quick for you and you are back to your funny self in no time :o).

  4. Oh sweetie, call the dentist. If your face is swelling you definetly have an abscess, and he would not want you to be in severe pain all weekend long.

  5. sorry you are having pain! I hate going to the dentist. Take care of yourself and get to the dentist first thing Monday morning...

    The good thing is that you probably don't feel like weight loss!

  6. Jayme, you can get relief in about 2 minutes!! I know you have a bottle of Hydrogen peroxide, put a swig of it in your mouth, hold it where the tooth hurts for a few seconds till the tooth stops hurting. Spit it out and gargle with warm salt water. Have your salt water ready before you do the peroxide. I was taught this years ago by a denist who would not pull absessed teeth because of the danger of the poison getting in the bloodstream. Do this every couple of hours and the absess will go away I kid you not! Let me know how you do ?? :)

  7. Nothing is worse! Thank heaven for xanax! Tkae some now!
    smiles, alice

  8. An abcessed tooth is dangerous to mess around with , go as soon as you can. Life threatening in some cases.

  9. Oh no, I will be praying for you! But please consider calling the dentist and asking for an antibiotic, he won't do a thing until the infection is over. Take care my country friend.

  10. You poor thing. I hope you can get in right away tomorrow. These things *never* happen during the week, do they!

  11. Sending you all the good wishes to end this toothache fast. Glad there's at least a little bright spot - your camera will be back! Take care of you. -Tammy

  12. Well no wonder housewives in the 1800's were happy...they could get cocaine drops for 15cents!! :) HAHA! I do hope you'll see the dentist soon. Toothaches are so miserable! (((hugs))) But I hear you...the dentist is my least favorite. Dare I say the OBGYN is a miserable visit too...but I'd take that over the dentist! Yuck!! Warped, I know.

  13. So sorry Jayme...not fun. Will keep you in my prayers.

  14. I'm with you on the gas at the dentist. They don't touch me even for a cleaning until they have swabbed all my gums with their yummy numbing agent.

    Sorry about your pain..... Hope all goes well on Monday. I will think of you while I am having my boobs smashed at my annual mammo. Sure wish I could numb those puppies prior to the smashing. LOL

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  15. Oh dear... Get well, you!

    ps: please never wait when there is such pain and swelling, an infection is quickly spread and you could get seriously ill, plus it's a lot more work and pain to heal when it's spread and multiplied!

  16. Ah bummer. I think tooth pain is akin to little toe stubbing pain. Such a small part of the anatomy, but such a BIG HURT!

    Feel better soon....I found you a belated b-day gift, and will bring it when I come. Less than 2 weeks!

  17. Poor thing! You should call him and he'll order you up a prescription that will make you feel a lot better until you can go in...

  18. First of careful about the are very near if not over the limit for 24 hours.
    Secondly, you need an antibiotic ....they won't pull it if it is infected.
    You should go to the emergency and get an antibiotic, and pain meds.......really.....honest. You should.

  19. What Hilary said, really. GrumpyRN says yes, do it.

  20. So sorry you are in pain - get some antibiotics and be pain free soon!

  21. I'm so sorry you are in so much pain, toothaches are the absolute worst. You should go get some antibiotics, otherwise the dentist may not be able to do anything for you. I had an infected tooth once, and all the shots in the world wouldn't get the area numbed. Good luck!!!

  22. Jayme,
    saying a prayer that this will NOT be drawn out for you. That it will be handled as quickly as possible.
    be waiting to hear that you are on the mend and the tooth is OUT!!!!!
    Helen would whisper to you that this is why grubs and grit are so don't need teeth!!!
    Get better! :-)

  23. I'm sorry! And I'm usually the opposite. I actually, if you can believe it, relax in the dentist's chair.

  24. Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for my friend Jayme, I ask that you touch her and heal her from the top of her head to the soul of her feet. Free her from infection and pain. Give her peace and bless her with rest. In Jesus Name

  25. Amen.

    I had an absess 2 years ago.
    Doctor won't touch it till infection is under control.
    DO the hydro peroxide and warm salt water. And get the antibiotocs.

    Eat choclate for the headache.

  26. I've never had one of these, but I'm kinda in agreement with some of the others; I wouldn't mess with this. I'm thinking Hilary is right. Hope you get this taken care of sooner rather than later.

    Be well ~Andrea~

  27. So sorry Jayme. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all better.

  28. Oh no, my poor friend!

    I hope you are sleeping soundly and the dentist is able to end this agony first thing in the morning.

  29. Jayme, I had an abcessed tooth when I was young and the pain was unbearable. The doctor would not touch it until the swelling went down. Hope you feel better soon. Cynthia

  30. I'm so sorry!!!! Go first thing tomorrow! Don't wait! Be brave! It can't be worse then the pain you're in now, right? (I use to be a dental assistant - seen a lot of these).

  31. I am so sorry, my friend.

    I pray for a quick healing.


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  33. Poor sweet girl! I hope you are already headed to the dentist this morning and on your way out of the pain. I'll be thinking about you.

  34. Oh no! I've been MIA all weekend, too, and didn't even know of your plight! I hope you feel brand new in no time. Keep us posted! xo

  35. Oh man....I hope by time you read this all is well! Glen sounds like he was trying to make you laugh. I think that is great.

  36. Pray that you were able to receive treatment today that helped with your pain. So sorry to hear!

  37. Oh, bless your heart!!! I have given birth, one of them being very long and very painful and it doesn't compare to an abscessed tooth! I would rather give birth ten times than go through that.

  38. Oh my, I'm so sorry you are in pain. I sure hope you get to eventually get an ice cream bar, just like I think Alfalfa enjoyed in that episode of the "Toothache." ;)


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