Good day to you lovely peoples. So my efforts at 30 posts in 30 days have been thwarted by evil teeth. Evil, evil, evil teeth. I hate them thoroughly at this point. Also the pain medication is hated as well.
I had an extraction (so long last jerk wisdom tooth), got a crown and got SEVERAL fillings...and by several I mean every tooth in the lower right side of my mouth...which is the side they were working on. Sadly, I have three more sides to go... All that is horrible enough, right? Well it is...the only positive thing is that hopefully that is the last extraction I will have to have and (fingers crossed) no more pain in the lower right side of my mouth.
So all that stuff was sucky, but the real sucky came from the awesome pain medication they gave me. I don't know what the difference is this time, because I've had this exact pain medication many times before, and I was fine. This time, however, I was nauseous, HOT (like a thousand degrees, no joke), so sleepy I literally slept 24 hours straight through (ok, one bathroom break in which I called in to work but other than that sleepy time) and then no food because of the nausea and the sleeping. And now my stomach feels like I'm dying....it's pretty bad...so I quit taking the pain meds, because I'm not a wimp, so now my teeth hurt a little (I can deal with that, they've hurt for a LONG time) but my stomach is still giving me fits. I honestly think the medical world is against me at this point...
In my drug induced stupor, I made this drawing of my lady tooth:
|This is my evil lady tooth...my husband asked me why I drew a woman with a sandwich for a head...it's a tooth Andy!!! But she kind of does look like a sandwich....You try drawing a lady with a tooth for a head in a drug induced stupor...it's not easy! Your tooth lady would probably look like a sandwich too...|
The really stinky part of the whole thing is that I've had to use a lot of vacation days (at least I have paid vacation..) this week. I hate to waste sick days on being sick! Usually, I try to power through...I mean, if your going to suffer being sick, you might as well suffer in a place you suffer at anyway, right? But there's no way I could have shown up at work and been drooling on my desk and trying to have cohesive conversations with my co-workers and done a good job at my job...so I've called out everyday since Tuesday afternoon when I had the work done.
The good thing about it is that the people at work KNOW I'm sick because I NEVER call in. You guys know I'm sick because the tooth lady is the only thing I've worked on since Tuesday. I haven't arted, I haven't blogged, I haven't worked... I've slept, complained (sorry husband...and thank you for being so cool about my whiny ways) and I've watched TV. That's how my husband knows I'm really feeling bad...I've been watching TV when I wasn't sleeping. I am not a TV watcher at all.
Right now, I'm watching Live! with Kelly and Michael...but Kelly Ripa (I think that's her name) is not there, Nicole Richie is filling in. I'm not a Kelly whatever her name is fan, but I think Michael Strahan is hilarious. Also, he has gappy teeth, which if you've read my blog for a while, you know I have gappy teeth as well. And yes, I have a Michael Strahan level of gappy teeth. A REAL gap, not some cute little sissy gap, a cute Michael Strahan gap! He was talking about "preserving" his "pretty" by getting facials earlier in the show, which made me laugh and laugh...but it could be that the pain meds have not worn off completely...I don't know for sure...
At any rate, I am clearly off my game because of the TV watching and the non-arting, non-blogging ways of the past several days. I haven't even turned on the computer to check on my internet pals! I miss you all!!!
But I must be starting to feel a little better because here I am today... on my husband's laptop (...don't tell him...he'll be mad...) in the living room, checking in...letting you know I'm still not dead...and apologizing for not getting back to all the comments from the past couple days...I'm going to try to get up and get moving and get on my actual computer with the mouse I can use (I hate the stupid touch mouse thing on the laptop...it is my enemy...not as much as my teeth are, but it's a close race..) and the not flat keys like the laptop has (you have no idea how bad I am at typing on the flat keys...so many backspaces and deletes I've lost count...) and catch up on the comments I've missed.
That's all I can muster for now, Pals...I'm off to find something soft to eat and hopefully pass out for a while and then get back to those comments. I miss you all!