When we left off I was scheduled to see the Endo at some point on Saturday. Someone from the office was going to call me at 10:00AM and if it was still swollen then I would go in. I woke up Saturday with high hopes that all would be fine.
I said to Hubs, "Does it look any better?"
|Pay no attention to the puffy cheek. It's normal!|
Hubs had to go to a funeral, my sister had to go to a baby shower, so when the office called at 10:00AM and scheduled me to come in as soon as I could I called my friend K. I had already asked her if she could watch the boys on the off chance (I had high hopes, people) I had to go to the dentist so she was ready for my call.
And the Endo the lovely Dr. D. pretended like I had a choice in the matter and said, "Well, you're on antibiotics and have only been for 24 hours so we can wait and see if that will bring the swelling down. Or I can make an incision in the gum and put in a drain and leave that for 48 hours."
And I said, "Great, wait for the antibiotics it is."
And he said, "Let me just get some topical numbing stuff on your gums."
Wait, what? How come you get to pretend like I have a choice in the matter, Dr. D? I call bullshit!
Now, I am a woman who appreciates knowing what is going to happen. I also appreciate honesty. Don't sugarcoat stuff for me, tell me the truth.
Which means when Dr. D said, "This is going to hurt more than a normal numbing shot because the gum tissue is already inflamed." I appreciated knowing, but was also upset because when a dentist tells you something is going to hurt it means it's going to really effing hurt.
I may have cried.
I made it through the procedure as bravely as one can. The drain comes out this afternoon which is good. It hasn't really bothered me, it just feels like I have a piece of plastic stuck between my gum and my cheek.
|Me to Hubs. "Is it getting any better?" Hubs, "Um, sure."|
|And they loved every second of it!|
And a nice post-run picture:
|The swelling really was coming down, I swear!|
And now for this week. The awesome Facebook group I belong to, Lovely Ladies Losing It, is doing a month long challenge broke down into individual weekly challenges. This week we are focusing on our H2O. Bring on the water!