29 August 2006
Ugh, I had a root canal this morning. It was my first ever. I have been fortnate to not have to have too many procedures done on my teeth. Never had braces, the worst has been a crown and repair of a broken front chomper.
I must have a very high tolerance to pain killer. The doctor had to stop three times during the procedure to give me more shots including one in the root! OUCH!! The whole thing lasted about an hour, but toward the end I about had a panic attack and lost it. I HATE having to have pain killers whether local or otherwise. I never react in the textbook scenario and it really causes me to freak out. I was soo glad it was over and could not wait to get out of the office even though the endodontist was very nice and really tried to calm me during the whole procedure.
My step dad was nice and brought me a milk shake for lunch. It took about 4 hours for the novocaine to wear off and I was trying to manage the pain with advil when Greg finally convinced me to fill my prescription for Darvoset. I have never taken it and am a bit leary in attempting one after my horrible experience with Vicodin after my yucky c-section. I am in a fair amount of discomfort so I will probably take one closer to bed time. Until then I will just deal with feeling a bit funky and take the opportunity to veg a bit.
at 5:29 PM