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Monday, July 13, 2009

Hey Dante, I have a New One For You

I have an addendum for The Inferno. It is called dry socket. It can also be confused with biting down on a very very angry yellowjacket or being cracked in the jaw with a Louisville Slugger. Repeatedly. And it usually occurs no matter how carefully you follow post op instructions and on a weekend when the dentist's office is closed. And your dentist goes to church like a good little Christian man should which means he is unavailable for most of the day. (But, he still meets you at the office on Sunday afternoon anyway because he is a kind and merciful man, who happens to go to the same church as you.) However, in this place of torture, by nighttime, the other side of your mouth feels the same way when it is too late to call and bother the nice dentist man again, and another night must be endured till the office opens. Yes, you forgot one, Mr. Dante. I have been to this circle, and it is the worst of them all.



(and for the record, I am not just going for drama here, people-I birthed 3 babies completely epidural-free and have a pretty high tolerance for pain-this is different. Different in this instance=VERY VERY BAD)

7 comments:

Dawn said...

OUCH!! Now surely you will NEVER go to the dentist again! See - I told you to cancel - should have listened to me! Get better my friend.

Erin said...

Nope, you are definately not being dramatic. I'm pretty sure I commented on the last post that wisdom tooth removal (and even more so the plural form) are pretty close to hell. But I do try not to view anything here on Earth as quite comprable to hell- now that's no joking matter. I hope you start feeling better soon!!

Jana said...

Oh crappity crap. I didn't mention it on your last post because yes, I have had dry socket. I did not even want to speak of it. It is HORRIBLE. I am so sorry.
fraserfive

Sarah said...

Oh, JodyJo, now that's just plain awful! Surely you're going to get a break from medical maladies one of these days?
Praying for a painless and speedy recovery!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

So sorry to hear about that! Sounds extremely painful!!!! Praying for healing.

be_a_Mary said...

Oh I had dry socket too!! it was SOOOOOOO painful. REALLY, it sucked!! I am so sorry! I hope it gets better!

Kristi J said...

wow, ouch!! so sorry...Ok, so now i'm thinkin i should get my baby's head looked at after reading yours and dawn's post...her head is heart shaped..yes, very "different" looking...I really haven't taken her to the dr. yet (i've been procrastinating and she's been healthy so far)...but HOW DID YOU KNOW she needed one?? was it obvious from the beginning?? email and give me scoop if you get a chance...kj