a rootcanal? ick...
Monday, November 15, 2010
So I had an amazing last week. I went to spin class a couple of times, and I went to Zumba a couple of times. In addition we went for a couple of walks and the energy that I have is amazing. Which brings me to a strange turn of events. I have been having more sensitive teeth since I was sick, apparently they pumped me full of about 60 pounds worth of cold water to keep my brain swelling down, which may be the reason why I have no brain damage... so having sensitive teeth is a minor thing! But this weekend, I was practically brought to tears by the intense pain I thought was tooth sensitivity until I couldn't take it anymore. I got in to the dentist today, I have the best dentist right around the corner from where I work, and he squeezed me in today, last minute! Anyways, I have to have an emergency root canal tomorrow with an Endodontist (we only have one in town where I live) and they also were nice to fit me into a packed schedule. I was leaving the dental office, squeezing back the tears, as my tooth hurt so bad and they called me back in and took mercy on me and gave me some pain medicine. I never ask for pain meds anymore as I always feel that I can handle it... but, honestly, this is bad. Last year, I had 5 operations, and the only one that was painful, was my skin graft, and this ranks right up there with that pain. So, I am currently missing work, waiting for the meds to kick in, and going to call and cancel my spin bike reservation. Tonight's plan is to walk on the treadmill and try and lift some weights if I am not too out of it. I am very happy that I got so many workouts in last week. Unfortunately I just got different health insurance, dropping my dental coverage, so the expense of this will be on me. I could have a lot of other things I would rather spend money on than a root canal, but if I don't get one, my root would eventually abscess and burst and the pain would be ongoing, so not getting this is out of the question.
On a side note: My husband got a call today from one of the EMT responders that worked on me... he just called to say Hi and that he was thinking of us. Isn't that nice? He apparently had stopped up a couple of times to the ICU to see me, and he was just shocked that I am doing so well. He said that my heart stopped twice over the course of a couple of hours, and that they did prolonged CPR. I am so grateful to all of the EMT's, the ER, the doctors, the nurses, etc. for just not giving up on me and letting me go. When I look back and think of what a gift I have been given it is just amazing. I hope that everyone who reads this is grateful for their gift of life and that you try and get the most out of each day, until next time, stay happy and healthy!