Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Soooo Sick

Sooooo sick. Idaho this weekend was no fun because I had a massive toothache. I haven't had a cavity in years and years because don't you need to eat to have them? But now I eat and my tooth hurt so bad so I went to an emergency appt with my dentist yesterday and I had a really complicated root canal (SHRIEK!) so he referred me to an endodentist or something I don't know how you spell it and I was really freaked out and I saw him coming toward me with the shots and I was like Oh, HELL no, and then I started mildly wimpering and was telling him that I wish my husband was here to hold my hands, I'm so scared, and he asked if I wanted his assistant Mackenzie to hold them, and I know he meant it as a joke, but I said YES PLEASE and I squeezed her hands tight while I was getting the shots and then I saw this metal hook and I was thinking this is a murder weapon, not a tool of healing! And I wanted to set boundaries and tell him he couldn't put that in my mouth but I ended up not saying anything and the whole thing really sucked.

I finally got home after hours and hours and my face was all swollen and I took a nap to sleep off the anesthesia and then I woke up feeling like a mini cooper hit me and I had a fever and once I knew this guy who had a freaking root canal and he DIED from an infection and I know fever is a sign of infection so I called the doc and he doesn't seem too worried, just put me on antibiotics and told me I must have a "really weak" immune system, but I still have a fever today and feel HORRIBLE so maybe it's just the flu? I don't know but it all totally blows.

Back to sleep now.

22 comments:

Kyla said...

that totally blows. scary. feel better soon hon.

Savannah said...

Eehh...I had a root canal once, and it was horrible. I feel for you Brie. Take care of yourself and get lots of rest!

Kara said...

Ah man - super SUCKFEST! I'm so sorry. I'll send healing thoughts your way...

Pattie Cordova said...

ugh... root canals are the WORST!!! Sorry for a crapolicious weekend...

jana bananas said...

Awww, dude. That sucks hardcore. I am sorry you had to go through that. Out of all the things that I've had to have done, a root canal is one I have yet to endure. Yikes.

And on top of it you're sick again. You should look into blue green algae to help you ward off sickness. It helped me a lot at a point in my life when I was getting sick all the time.

Sarah said...

oh no! I am so sorry, babe. I'm sending healing vibes your way.

xoxo

Laura said...

shit. the flu. just got over it. fever for nearly 8 days. thank the Lord up above you have family to help with lil c. it was a real nightmare over here!

tylenol..tylenol...and more tylenol....

HAFC said...

Woah. That sucks BIG TIME. I think I've had like 3 of those. They are NOT fun. Well, going to the dentist is just simply NOT fun. I hope you heal up quick!

-H

Lisa said...

Oh yuck. I hope your doc didn't make you feel bad about holding hands with the assistant!

A root canal reduced my hulking bear of a father into a couch-bound disabled kitten. I feel for you.

Standing in the Rain said...

dude that totally blows.

i'm so sorry you are sicky right now. get some major rest.

in fact, i'm heading to nap myself right now! sweet dreams!

satisfiction said...

Well that's just balls. At least you got to hold someone's hands at the dentist! Feel better soon, Brie!

-Lindsay

Brooke said...

I've had that painful tooth ache once too. Only once...but I remember the pain. The endodontist is the best way to get it done. Be grateful your dentist sent you there, believe me. Dentists take forever and endo's do root canal's all day! They have the best tools and they know exactly what they are doing.

SORRY FOR THE SUCKY DAY! BOO TO DENTISTS and ENDOS. IT WOULD SUCK TO HAVE A JOB WHERE ALL OF YOUR CLIENTS HATED YOU...WOULDN'T IT?

licketysplit said...

i superduper hope you feel much much better very very soon... :)

Tanya said...

Wowzers that sounds horrible. I really hope you feel better soon...and duh we all seem to have weak immune systems. It just sucks. But with your allergies and everything your always under assault...I am under assault as well but for a different reason I suppose. I hate dentists and I hate what they have to do. I had one root canal and ended up having to have my jaw replaced close to 10 years later...but my jaw was radiated so you don't need to worry about that...so please don't freak out because I said that. Take your antibiotics and eat yogurt and things like that. And LOTS of protein. Hugs. Take care hun.

Tanya said...

Oh yea...and I doubt he was kidding when he had the assistant hold your hand...a lot of doctors use assistants to hold hands...They are always doing that with me. :P

Ellie said...

aw, sounds sucky.

i just had a root canal a couple weeks ago, and even though my immune system is normal (as far as i know), they prescribed a week of antibiotics right before the root canal just in case.

plus i got rx painkillers. which i needed.

hope you heal quickly!

Krystle said...

Aw honey. :(
Feel better! *hugs*

kristin said...

Feel better, Brie!

love, kristin

Laur said...

haven't talked to you in forev, call me!

tawny said...

Oh. my. gosh. Of all peeps, I can RELATE! Do you understand that I have like 10 crowns for realisies (with root canals)! I blame it on being a twin with no flouride oh and I guess sharing toothbrushes with 9 siblings didn't help..(sorry mom..)

anyways, come back to blog land, we miss you! feel better chickity.

xoxo

Cammy said...

I am apparently WAY out of the loop and just rediscovered your blog, I had been watching for you on the ED feed but didn't realize you weren't on that list anymore. Cammy = the Slow Kid. I have missed you! I'm really sorry about your teeth, dental probs are the WORST. Hang in there and take it easy, you'll be in my thoughts.

Standing in the Rain said...

You ok Brie? We haven't heard from you in awhile and I'm getting worried.

Hope all is well (or as well as it can be when your face feels like ass)