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!