Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 26, 2010

It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!

Had to share this pic that Susan sent me yesterday, and which was also on the I Can Has Cheezburger site yesterday.I have been having a bit of a toothache in a lower left molar, so I have to go to the dentist tomorrow at 8 am for xrays. This tooth already has a filling in it, which was done in about 1980. Therefore, root canal or re-filling it is not an option. If I truly have a cavity or abscess, I'm going to have it pulled. I don't have the money for anything more invasive. In any event I'm hoping to get some decent pain meds. Still though, the dentist at 8 am on a Saturday is a real bummer, but I have to get it taken care of. I'm hoping they don't decide to pull it tomorrow too, b/c I won't be able to drive myself home after undergoing the nitrous oxide that is necessary to keep me from freaking out at having a tooth pulled.
Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Frankly,I'm a fan of Oxycodone.The other meds from the dentist make me sick.I have a back molar that was filled two years ago.Doc told me that inevitably (years from now) it would have to be pulled or I would have to have a root canal.

    Sorry for your toothache Jojo.That pain is worse than just about any pain.

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  2. I think everyone can identify with being petrified of having a tooth extracted. Tylenol w/codeine DOES NOT work for me. Motrin 800 does real well -- damn near knocks me out! Nitrous oxide does a number on me. It makes me giddy as all get out. I'm real sorry that you don't feel well. I'd rather have a baby rather than have a toothache.

    I take it that your husband won't be able to go with you?

    P. S. Lower NY is being SOCKED w/ another snow storm -- 2-3 feet. Yahoo!!!!! Cheers Jo!!

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  3. Bryde - I've never tried Oxycodone. Vicodin doesn't work and I get hallucinations w/ Tylenol Codeine.

    bobby - Well, as you know I'm a Deadhead, so nitrous oxide was used recreationally by Deadheads at shows. There were always a few people in the parking lot who had a nitrous tank and would fill up balloons which we'd buy and inhale from. Ah the early 90's, how I miss them so. lol

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  4. I can empathize. I hate going to the dentist. I have a horrible fear of the them even though, they do give me good drugs for the pain. I am fortunately able to tolerate most pain medications. Even then it still scares me.

    And I LOVE that photo of that cat. It looks like my Leaper. :-) He would definitely be annoyed if I tried to dress him. He doesn't even like his collar. lol

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  5. Oh poor you. It's the combination of 'dentist' and '8am' that is doping my head in. I am sooooo not a morninbg person.

    Hope you heroically overcame! :D

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  6. doing not doping

    maybe a Freudian typo ;)

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  7. Did you get Oxy's Jojo?They work wonders-just watch them as they are a synthetic opiate and will,how do I say this nice?Stop your system from working naturally.

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  8. I have a cracked tooth. My options are either extraction, crown or root canal. Since we have no dental insurance, extraction is my only option as it's cheapest. I was given a script for Vicoprofen. I was afraid to state my preference in case they thought I was a junkie looking for specific pain meds.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear about your tooth Jojo :(

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  10. Sorry to hear that, JoJo. I'm hoping my teeth (crowns and all) will last me out.

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  11. Today my mom offered to pay for me to get the tooth crowned so that I don't have to lose it, but while I appreciate the offer, there is NO WAY that I am undergoing multiple appointments. I have an extremely low threshold for pain so I want it taken out in ONE visit. It's just a molar. If it was one of my front teeth I'd consider it.

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