I called my dentist's office first thing this morning and told them I needed some help.
The nerve pain from the dental work I had done two weeks ago wasn't getting better. They sent me straight to a root canal specialist for a consultation this afternoon.
To my surprise, the doctor offered to perform the procedure right then and there. I emerged 45 minutes later (and $350 poorer) with a prescription for Percocet, a note excusing me from work for the day, and a tooth that I hope is done hurting!
So now I'm in bed, relaxing. I took a Percocet and it's pleasant to just lie here listening to the rain and enjoying the feeling of not hurting anywhere for the first time in two weeks!