Well, dental drama notwithstanding, I'm off work for the next 10 days! Yay me! Gregg has to work late today, but then he's done, too!
Last night I woke up in pain, again, and finally had to break down and start taking the antibiotics the dentist prescribed. They said that I would only need to take them if I noticed pressure or swelling....well, I had both. And some pain, too.
I had hoped to be able to pass on the antibiotics, because I always have not-so-pleasant side effects from them, but my cheek was swelling and every time I bend over I feel this throbbing pressure in my gums above the root canal site. I called the dentist this morning and they confirmed that I need to take the antibiotics.
I'm so glad we decided to postpone our trip. Ongoing pain and swelling is not a recipe for a happy vacation. Hopefully the antibiotic will soon work and the last of this pain will be over. I really want the chance to enjoy next week, at least. Thank goodness I have pain meds to help me through!
Edited later to add: after two cups of coffee, another antibiotic, and some pain medicine, I feel like my normal cheerful self again. It's a gorgeous day outside...and I suddenly got the idea that I want to go shopping for a new summer dress to wear on Sunday for our anniversary. So I'm going shopping. :) Have a nice day, everyone!