Yes, sleeping is the other ‘best’ thing to do in bed.
Someday…soon…I hope to get a little more skilled at that particular activity. I want to spend more time dreaming about weird stuff. Because I always dream about weird stuff. Maybe because I’m the queen of weird dreams…
My current bout of insomnia isn’t completely related to insomnia though. Nope. It’s being fed by something else this time. What, you might ask? Okay, so I know you wouldn’t ask, but I’m sharing anyway.
I needed to get a tooth pulled a couple of weeks ago. One of those ones way in the back of my mouth. Being the world class coward I am when it comes to any dental work, I put it off. And put it off…and put it off. Meaning that by the time I was parked in the chair to get it done, I’d been in quite a bit of pain for a few weeks.
But that’s okay, because pain is just the about the only thing that motivates me to make that appointment. Except I can tolerate a whole lot of pain before I get to that place. This time I waited just a bit too long, so I was actually looking forward to it. Trust me, this never happens when a dentist is involved.
One of these days, I will be glad I got it taken care of. Today isn’t that day.
Why? Because I waited so long to go in, that the nerves were more inflamed than they might otherwise have been. At least I think that’s what she said…in the midst of so many shots I lost count. I can actually count as high as seven when needles are in my mouth, so I don’t even want to think about how many I wound up with that day.
But when all of those didn’t completely numb me enough, she cut the tooth in half – so she could inject one directly into the nerve. Let me tell you, that was a once in a lifetime experience. Seriously. I mean I never want to repeat it.
When all was said and done, the area never did get completely numb, but by then I just wanted it over. And by that point it wasn’t really hurting anymore than it had been for the previous two or three weeks anyway.
So I go home, expecting enough pain that I’ll be continuing to invest in the company that manufactures Advil for another week. Only Friday rolls around. Again. Eleven days later…and I’m still popping the Advil like M&M’s, round the clock…because it’s still extremely painful. So I call and set up an appointment for this afternoon.
Turns out the side of my gum tore when the tooth came out. It should be better in a week or two. Yeehaw!
Oh well. At least I know what’s causing it, and that there will be an end to it fairly soon. Until then, pardon my blog. My sleep-deprived brain just isn’t wanting to do a whole lot of thinking right now.
Not surprising, this is pretty much how I view dentists…
***Photo credit: JM Randolph
Oh my Kristy. Now I am so sorry that it took so long for me to come and see you. What a week! But, oh wow, nothings worse than pain in your mouth. I think it’s because it is so close to the pain center in your brain. I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled by a dentist and was awake the for the whole procedure, so I know what kind of pain you’re in. You did the best thing by pulling your tooth. I am not a fan of root canals. If it’s a bad tooth, it needs to come out or the infection will travel throughout the root system and make you sick somewhere else in your body. Then you’e really facing a nightmare. You might try detoxing too Kristy because of the infection from the bad tooth. That might help you come out of this all the better. But I here ya on the dentist thing. I hate dentists. I hope you’e feeling much better soon! 🙂
Hi, Karen! I agree. The only thing worse than a toothache is a burn (and I’m notorious for getting more than my fair share of those in the kitchen). I wish I’d had all four of mine done at once, but Novocaine works weird on me. It will keep my cheek numb, but it wears off where the tooth is pretty fast. I don’t dare get more than one at a time done…unless I want to be put out. And I don’t. 🙂
I’m not really sure how to do a detox without a dry heat room, but it’s high on my list of goals…to have a small one built. Probably when I get my log house on a private lake someday. 🙂
Lol Peaches! Love the title of this post. I have had some interesting dreams recently. I may send you a few and get your take on them. Get some much needed rest.
LOL…my take on weird dreams, hmm? I don’t know if I can be much help there, but go for it. And the way I feel right now, as long as the phone doesn’t wake me up…I might just sleep 20 hours. 🙂