Better Living Through Chemistry

Where are the pills when you want them??

Where are the pills when you want them??

I had some nasty dental scaling yesterday.  It’s close to gum surgery without quite that much pain and no stitches, but even so, it hurts like a motha’.

Today, my mouth is much better, but it’s good to remember, if only usually abstractly, that pain, pounding and unrelenting, is very distracting.

I found myself trying to just sleep and was successful in taking several longish naps.  Of course, I’d eventually wake up to the throbbing.

I took Alleve in fairly generous dosages – it’s basically an anti-inflammatory but at least it would help with any swelling in the gums.  Honestly, the only good thing about gum surgery (besides keeping your teeth – that’s good, too!)  is that I get a small prescription of vicodin that works well for me.  Not that I was wishing to have the pain be at that scale, thankyouverymuch.  No, this was distracting and it hurt, but I woke up today and my mouth felt almost normal.

A long way to say – I’m behind in my Writing101 projects.  By a couple of days.  Hopefully over the course of the next few, I’ll catch up.

So as one of my favorite knitting icons Elizabeth Zimmerman used to say – ONWARD!


4 thoughts on “Better Living Through Chemistry

  1. Well, I got day 12 done quickly. Now onward to 13 and 14!!! Got to catch up.

    Thanks for the sympathies – thankfully today is MUCH better
    (but I still like vicodin – does that make me a bad person?) LOL

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