The day I have been dreading arrived! Despite going to bed late last night I was awake at about 7.45 ,which for me is early because of course you know I’m a night owl!
However the tooth is gone, and without pain - eventually! It took 3 loads of anaesthetic again. I’m sure she didn't believe I could still feel the tooth after two lots, but when she jabbed into the supposedly numbed jaw for the third time and I felt it, she must have realised because I tensed up and squawked! Anyway, that one did the trick and she managed to get the old roots out with a bit of a struggle but no pain at all for me! In fact I was surprised when she said she'd done it and to rinse my mouth out! I was expecting to feel…. no, I’m not going to tell you what I expected to feel! However, I was still a little shaky afterwards, and she said she'd had to use the anaesthetic with the adrenalin for the last jab! She tried some other kind for the first two because I had been so shaky afterwards last time – but it wasn’t as bad as last time. That was awful!
Wouldn't you believe it though! After driving back into town - the surgery has moved to an industrial park on the outskirts of town - I parked the car, started to walk the few hundred yards home, and bumped into a male friend I haven't seen for ages! Of course he wanted to chat so I had to explain why my mouth looked like I'd had a stroke and I couldn’t speak properly. Anyway we had a long chat before he had to get back to work, but then I got home and David phoned, so the explanation again and another conversation, words getting stuck and falling over the numb gum!
The anaesthetic has worn off now. I can talk again but feel more than just a tinge of discomfort! My jaw aches terribly. Where are the pain killers?
Talk again soon.