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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

3 Hours of Oral Surgery Yesterday

After 3 failed rounds of antibiotics to treat my Dental Hell, I went back to the Oral surgeon yesterday.
I still have an infection but the dentist decided to try to finish up the root canal anyway so he could seal the canals up and hopefully after my FOURTH round of antibiotics in the past month, it will get better now. The surgery took 3 hours because there were all kinds of complications. I got about a dozen shots becasue my body metabolized the Novocain very quickly so nothing stayed numb for very long while I was being worked on. Last night was rough, the pain was relentless and the right side of my face is very swollen. I am still very sore and feel a lot of pressure up there, but hopefully I will be turning a corner on this thing soon. I have a temporary filling right now because they are still not sure if the tooth can be saved and when I go back we will discuss what to do next from the following options:
  • I may need a new bridge since the one I have is very damaged and no longer fits properly now
  • I may lose the tooth anyway but the dentist says he may be able to save half the bridge which will mean I only lose 2 teeth instead of four
  • I might be able to get away with just a permanent filling over the surgery tooth
A big part of the decision making process will involve how much it costs for parts and labor.

I am still sick, including all over body pain and just being wiped out, which is why I have not been blogging, but hopefully now that the surgery is done this new round of antibiotics will do what it is supposed to do so I can reclaim my life and get back to doing what I love, which is writing for all of you. I just have a hard time concentrating right now.

So that's what's going on with me,  I am sorry that I have not been writing the way I normally would and hope to get back to normal as soon as possible. Oh, by the way, while I have been ill, this blog broke the quarter of a million page views milestone! Thanks for reading!

Here are links to some great blog posts written by other people:

From the Desk of Lady Liberty: Moo spends more on one shopping trip for underwear than what many Americans earn in a year.

Blazing Cat Fur: Spare the Rod Spoil the Islam

Diogenes' Middle Finger: Obama administration is chock full of tax scofflaws.

Rhymes With Right: Obama-Funded Islamist Regime Rejects US Effort To Gain Release Of American Hostages

Laughing Conservative: Dung Beetle Award goes too...

Catholic Bandita: The Biggest Lie About Rick Santorum That No One Ever Backs Up With Facts

The Daily Stink: Golden Voice: One Year Later - finally a happy story!

Datechguy's Blog: A Holy Hour to fight against the administrations holy war against Catholics

PJ Media - Patrick Reddy: Twelve Ways Obama Could Lose

Adrienne's Corner: Obama: Let's bail out some more homeowners at the expense of the taxpayer...

Gateway Pundit: Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Religious Groups From Obama’s HHS Mandate & Assault on First Amendment

Bare Naked Islam: Terror-linked CAIR silences Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (Ret) for telling the truth about Islam

Pundit & Pundette: A Hollow Victory


Enjoy the links, I'll try to get back here as soon as I am feeling better.


This post is linked at Laughing Conservative. Thank you, Hugh!

This post is linked at An Ex-Cons View. Thanks, Paul!





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11 comments:

PaulLemmen said...

Get well soon, will keep you in my prayers for more energy, a clear mind and a release from this pernicious and persistent infection!

Thom Paine said...

Take care of yourself MJ, and I hope you get better soon.

rosalie said...

 I will never complain about going to the dentist again; all I have to do is think of what you're going through.  That's quite a milestone you've reach, and you deserve it.  Please, please get well!

Diogenes Sarcastica said...

Get Well soon, Zilla, and get back in the saddle.
And Thanks for the Linkage!

Blazingcatfur said...

Get well soon Zilla.

Edge of the Sandbox said...

Wish you a quick recovery.  Take care of yourself.

sablegsd said...

Been there, done that, have the dentures to prove it.  :)
Take care of yourself.

Adrienne said...

I have two words for you - "eat yogurt."   Lots and lots of yogurt or the next thing will be a yeast infection.  Seriously!

I can sympathize.  I call my mouth the 40K dollar mouth because that is about what's been spent on it over my lifetime, including an implant.   And, really, that figure is probably very low. 

Did I mention ice packs?  And don't forget the yogurt...

Zilla of the Resistance said...

I have been eating lots of yogurt since the first round of antibiotics, but thank you for the reminder! Every time I have to fill a prescription for the stuff I always get yogurt, luckily, my pharmacy is part of the local grocery store so it's super convenient! :)
Rember my bright and shiny smile? That's because my mom and dad had great insurance and I got my teeth fixed up real nice in my late teens, the four front teeth have laminates which ran about $20,000 22 years or so ago when I got them done. Unfortunately, they don't look so spiffy now, but I had a gorgeous smile up until about 2 years ago, maybe some day I can get it back. That's why there are not more recent photos of me anywhere if I can help it. 

ReaganiteRepublican said...

Listen to Adrienne and then
get a load of this- American-Inspired Pakistani Fashion Hits the Dusty Streets Islamabad

Portia72307 said...

Oooh, I hate dental work! So very sorry you're suffering and I hope you're feeling much better very soon! Prayers and good thoughts to you!

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