Friday, July 8, 2016

More pain

It's been a long day, friends. Not in a good way, either.

I'm almost certainly going to have to have another root canal next week. The second tooth that got a deep filling has been hurting worse and worse every day. This morning I couldn't stand it anymore and called the dentist, only to find out that the specialist that does the RCs is out of the office until Monday, on vacation. I couldn't even get a prescription called in for pain medication. So I went in to work today with a deep, intermittent ache in my cheekbone shooting pain daggers up into my eye socket. It got so bad at one point that I was sitting in the break room, with my head in my hands and tears welling in my eyes, and a coworker walked in and asked me a question. When I looked up with my tear-wet face she was alarmed and went out of her way to be kind to me. I really appreciated her concern. She asked me why I didn't just go home, but what would be the point? It was going to hurt off and on no matter where I was, so I opted to stay and work through it. But God, what an awful day! I wasn't very productive at all and my patience with customers was at an all-time low. It's hard to give great customer service when it feels like someone's running an ice pick up through your sinus cavity!

I sure hope I feel better tomorrow . We're having a "Finding Dory" event at the store tomorrow night and I'm supposed to be in charge of an activity teaching little kids cool facts about the ocean. Having to pretend to be cheerful while doing activites with dozens of excited children while suffering like this sounds like absolute hell.

It's been over a month now since I got those two fillings that have caused all this pain.

I'm beyond fed up at this point.

I find myself fantasizing about all the mean, hateful things I'd like to say to the dentist that did this to me. And did I mention that once I get root canal #2 done, I will have paid almost $1000 out of pocket in just 4 weeks? If the ache in my jaw doesn't make me cry, that will!


  1. Oh dear. So sorry to hear about the nagging pain you are dealing with Jennifer. When I saw the title of this blogpost, I thought you were going to be reflecting on what happened in Dallas yesterday. More pain.

    1. See my latest post regarding Dallas.

      And yes, more pain. More and more and more.

  2. I feel so sorry for you Jennifer. A couple of years ago I had terrible toothache, it was a weekend and I couldn't contact my dentist. Turned out I had two abscesses. I just remember how awful I felt. Hope it gets sorted for you soon.

  3. I hope you find pain relief today, right now, sweetie. And the right treatment.

  4. I can not believe this !
    What the hell did he do to your tooth ?
    I hope you can call the doctor on call and get some relief.

    cheers, parsnip