Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Don't Wanna..but I Gotta.....


Tomorrow....I have to go to the dentist. I don't wanna..but I gotta. Several years of no dental insurance have taken their toll and now I get to pay the piper. I have to have some major work done and a couple of teeth pulled..they will start the process tomorrow. Ackkkk..So the clinic I am going to does not offer after care pain meds..so I will not get any pain relief afterwards. That makes me just a little bit nervous and scared.

So if you don't see much of me over the weekend...I will be hiding in my bed with these things and a bag full of frozen peas.

Hopefully the pain will be short and the hurt gone in a hurry. Did I say I was a little scared? Yeah..am....

See ya all on Monday! Hugs and love, Sarah

25 comments:

clairedulalune said...

Oh Sarah, I feel for you. I can not face the denists! It is a huge thing for me, but once it is all over it is worth it! I wish I could give you a hug! Thinking of you Sarah! ((hugs))

summertime dreams said...

Good luck! :S I have to admit that I am not jealous of your dentist visit, but I am jealous of the stash you have to camp in bed with. I'd enjoy the latter immensely ....not so much the former... But as I said, good luck!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Hey Sarah - one thing I use for pain including post-dental work is a tapping method done on accupressure points. The one for pain is the indentation on the back of the hand (on both hands) between the metacarpal bones of the two smallest fingers. I use the forefinger of my opposite hand to tap (10 to 20 taps) along the groove on your upper hand between the bones leading down to your baby finger and the one next.

You could also try EarthClinic.com to see what suggestions they have for home rememdies for post-dental pain.

Good luck. Take care of yourself.

faerwillow said...

~i would say fear not...but uuhhmm...it is the detist after all and we all (or most) know what dental work feels like...i am floating in the same boat as you...just not quite standing inline for the work...still waiting for the right time ; ) what i can offer you is powerful thoughts of painfree minutes ahead...i am sending these over right away...can you feel them! we will keep you in our thoughts and wish you only the best outcome in the coming days...sorry...warm wihes and brightest blessings upon you always~

might be worth a quick glance...

http://www.healingteethnaturally.com/herbal-and-plant-based-toothache-remedies.html

yoborobo said...

Oh, Sarah, I do not like going to the dentist. I am sending you hugs and I hope you are soon snug in your bed watching lovely movies and feeling no pain at all. xoxo Pam

Julia Christie said...

So simpathetic! you poor dear. Will be thinking of you for sure and sending you healing thoughts.

warm hug for courage and as always,,, smiles.

Brenda LaBell said...

Oh Sarah, I know just how you feel. I have been without dental insurance for several years now too and my poor teeth suddenly over the past three years have decided to self destruct, blahhhhh. I have had four pulled out of total pain necessity and the rest really need to go, but I wanted my teeth forever, whaaaaaa.

I will be thinking of you sweetie!! Sometime you really do feel better than worse once they come out, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

In the meantime enjoy a little down time, that can be nice too.
((Hugs))
Brenda

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've had a couple of teeth pulled in my time and found that over the counter Tylenol Extra-Stength is often enough to handle any post-pulling pain. If there's any persisting bleeding, just chomp down on a damp (caffeinated) tea bag. The tannin in the tea will stop the bleeding shortly.

TechnoBabe said...

Ouch. Hang tough, friend. Deep breaths and stay focused on something wonderful. I have Eat Pray Love book. Hubby read it also. Hugs.

Cinner said...

Sarah, I will be thinking about you. It will be better once it is all done. I have the Eat Pray Love book too. It was good. Hugs to you.

Judy said...

I feel your pain. I too have been having lots of work done and have more to do. Ice and motrin or Aleve should do the trick.

Sarah Lulu said...

Sending you loving energy and prayers ...

I don't know about the American system but usually over the counter stuff ...is sufficient. xxx

It's more about our internal terror than the actual physcial pain. Remember ...you ARE healing.

LindaGJ said...

Well Sarah, It was nice knowing you....
I'm just kidding!!! You will be fine! I've had that done many times before. You just have to not eat anything on that side and get a plastic syringe so you can put water in it to wash out the area, instead of a toothbrush. They will give you pain meds that defintely will take your pain away and also keep an Ice pack on your face for swelling on the side of your the surgery. The most difficult part is to keep the area clean and not let the stitches break. If they do, call the dr immediatly. You don't want an open pocket. Just think happy thoughts and enjoy your backyard and relax for a change!!!
Although I am not your swappee anymore, I do still want to do an article about you!
Right now though.... get well! And if you are able to do it next Tues, that would be great, but if not completed by then, just let me know how you are doing!
Many blessing for you!
Linda :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Oh my dear, I feel so for you! I hate going to the dentist more than anything! I'll keep positive thoughts for you.

holdingmoments said...

Good luck Sarah, and I hope it's not painful at all.

WrightStuff said...

Lots of ibuprofen, some cloves and keep still... That's my remedy!

Holly said...

Reiki coming your way, dear one!

Ces said...

You know something? I used to be very afraid to go to the dentist because I have a very bad experience with a dentist when I was a little girl. Later I met a most beautiful dentist. Beautiful because she was the most gentle and the most competent and skillful dentist. I also went to her handsome husband who is an oral surgeon. I finally learned to relax, so much that I fall asleep on the dentist's chair. Tell your dentist you are scared. A good dentist will help you overcome your fears. I hope you do well. Good luck.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

hugs to you! at least you have some lovely reading to comfort you.

umbrellalady said...

You know - one thing I learned about pain is that you definitely know you are alive! Pain passes just like the rain...A big hug to help you through it.

Yarrow said...

Hooooge hugs to you Sarah. Can you get painkillers over the counter? We do here. Failing that, there is always whiskey!

Take care and hope it's not as bad as you think.x

Gina said...

I hope it all went Ok and that you didn't suffer too much

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yikes Sarah! I hate going to the dentist too. Hang in there, load up on Tylenol and rest as much as you can.

I'm cheering you on.

xo

kj said...

yikes, sarah, i am phobic too so i had to read this very very quickly.

i'm 100% braver now that i get gas. in fact, i kind of like it...

good for you. you will feel better because you are brave.

love
kj

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