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Sunday, April 29, 2007

From bad to worse!!!

If you don't like moaning then click on another blog now. I'm feeling miserable and I've got every right to. LOL. My tooth abcess has gotten worse over the weekend. I woke up on Saturday with slight swelling to my cheek and as the day went on yesterday the swelling covered the whole right side of my face, right up to my eyelids. Then this morning, it's even worse with the whole area around my eyes very badlyswollen too. I look absolutely awful. And it's making me feel ill.

Spent all day in bed yesterday not able to eat. I started out being sick half way through my breakfast. This was while Em's sleepover friends were still here. Once they'd all gone and I'd washed up I fell asleep on the sofa and later moved up to bed. Simon dragged me to out local out of hours doctor in the evening (culdn't get to see an out of hours dentish). The doc said there was nothing he could do. But he did prescribe some extra antibiotics on top of the ones I already had. Then this morning I've been to the emergency dentish who said there is nothing he can do but carry on with antibiotics, take it easy and drink lots of water. Very useful.

I'm amazed how ill this has made me feel though. I had a similar size abcess in January but went to the dentist and had it drained. Unfortunately Ineeded a root canal and becausse of the root canal they can't drain it again which is why it's swollen my face like it has. My dentish thinks it's the same infection I had in January that's fleared up again.

With all this lying around you'd think I'd get some knitting done. Well, I didn't knit at all yesterday. I'm working on a larger size of the May socks for Sockamania as the original ones are a tad small for me so I thought I'd do a choice of two sizes. Got half the cuff done and need to get past the heel so I can write up the pattern properly. I prefer to work out numbers of st and what to do while knitting rather than jsut work it out on paper. I may see if I'm feeling up to sitting out in the garden and doing some knitting this afternoon. the weather isbeautiful. I'm leaving Simon to look after the house and the girls. The dental nurse at the emergency dentist this morning especially told Simon and Em they had to look after me and that I was to take it easy. How lovely of her. The house was still a tip after Friday night's sleepover party but I think Simon has tidied it up now.

Luckily I got some knitting mags on Friday so at least I've had some nice reading to do.

Hopefully I'll have some sneak previews of Sockamania socks tomorrow.


Petpig said...

I am going through the same. Impacted eye tooth with cyst here. I also looked a bit like an eskimo.
No pain meds worked on me.
You don't want them messing around trying to give you shots, you will want to hurt someone, really badly.
The 2nd antibiotic they gave me helped somewhat. Cipro, it cost me $300 but at least I had a little relief. Advil(Ibuprophen)and and ice pack helped the most. ( I would sneak and put heat to stop the throbbing, it helped to dissipate some of the swelling._ I was told don't do that, but it felt sooooo gooooood) Also sleep sitting up or reclining if you can, it really helps.
I have to go on May 9th to have my top Canines' extracted and they have to remove this cyst. I am not looking forward to that.
I do hope that this helps you in some way. Also that it is not a cyst.
Hang in there, When it seems like you want to just throw your self in traffic just to stop the pain, try ice instead. It will pass.

Ramboline said...

I feel sorry for you and your tooth. I know how painful it is. Can't wait to see the Maysocks. Hope you feel better soon.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh poor you ; it sounds ever so painful. I too am under the weather with this blasted cold but nothing in comparison to you. I loathe going to the dentist as I too suffer from dental problems and I am sure he rubs his hands in glee when he sees me. I am in the process if doing yet another crown and in the meantime one of the others he has done has started to hurt !!
I do hope you will feel better with the anti-biots.
Look fwd to see the sneak preview:)

Probably Jane said...

You poor thing - hope you feel better soon. I'm sure that once the infection subsides you'll feel all round better. Fighting infection is generally draining to your whole system.

Take good care of yourself

Katt94 said...

I hope you feel better soon. Make sure you take good care of yourself, and don't overdo it.

Joy said...

I hope you are better soon too Anni.

Petpig said...

I do hope that you are beginning to feel better today.

Piglottie said...

Oh Anni, it all sounds dreadful! I hope you feel better soon ***hugs***