Friday, January 8, 2010

a little bit of sugar...

i got a cold at the first of december. pretty nasty sinus cold. it's lingered ever since and has now turned into a sinus infection.

sinus infections are horrendously painful. i would not wish one on anyone. my face & teeth always hurt, but the real pain comes in waves. when it's at it's peak, it feels like my jaw bone is being crushed and hot pokers are being driven down into the very core of my teeth. last night the pressure moved up to my eye, & back to my ear.
i have a bottle of tylenol 3's from a knee injury so i took one the other night. i may as well have just drank the glass of water for all the good it did.

the fact that most of the pain is directed into my eye tooth had me very worried. this is all happening on the left side of my face, which is the side the cleft pallet is on. i will eventually lose my front teeth due to a bone graft done to fuse my top jaw. so there was concern that the pain was actually my eye tooth (directly beside the graft site) dying.

i went for xrays today and they showed a relatively healthy tooth. so unless something totally crazy is going on, the only logical diagnosis is a sinus infection.

all things considering, i'm glad. a sinus infection just needs antibiotics. a dead tooth needs to be pulled.

this is the first time i've taken antibiotics in a long time. when i had my hernia surgery earlier this year, i wasn't even given them.

looking at this picture, i should have had a white card in front.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Christa Watson said...

Some great macro with this and the coffee! No white card necessary! Awesome keep it up!!! :D

January 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Anonymous moe said...

thanks, christa!

January 8, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Martin Cathrae said...

I think it's an enjoyable shot. Unfortunate circumstances of course...

January 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous moe said...

thanks, martin!

i hesitate to say i'm feeling better, but it's been about 10 hours since i've felt any pain worth mentioning.
(watch my sinuses explode in about 5 minutes...)

January 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

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