My mom always said that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. That is how I've felt this past two weeks. It has been one set back after another.
Since my last post, things have been up and down. The swelling finally went down from the initial infection. I went back in last Thursday to finish the root canal up. Apparently, the dentist was having a very bad day. He wasn't as gentle or reassuring as he was last time. And the assistant must have been new because she had no idea how to run the nitrous machine.
He did the whole thing, took an X-ray and then decided he didn't like how it looked so he took the whole thing back out and started over again. Of course this whole time I am on either a crazy high dose of nitrous or such a low dose that I knew everything that was happening. It was horrible. He didn't give me any after care and just walked out when he was done. I felt like crap from having my tooth tugged and pulled on for so long and the nitrous was messing with me.
It has been a long road. Saturday we went shopping with my mother in law and by the time we got home, my gum was all swollen again. To say that I lost it is an understatement. I was so frustrated with the whole situation. I called the emergency number and they called in yet another antibiotic prescription.
I don't know if it is the antibiotic, the infection, residual effects of the nitrous, or a completely unrelated issue, but I have barely been able to function the past few days. Everything in my body hurts. It is almost impossible to walk upstairs, I can't take my clothes off easily, and I feel sick all the time.
I am throwing myself a pretty big pity party over here. I am hoping that getting rid of this infection will help me feel better, but I am doubting it right now. Plus I still have quite a bit of work to do which I am dreading after all these side effects.
So this post isn't all gloom and doom, here is a picture of my cuties to brighten your day!