I just realized I’ve only eaten meat 4 times in the past 2 weeks. But I eat 2-3 meals every day.
Because I don’t drink milk or eat beans or anything else protein rich, I’m thinking I’m not getting enough protein.
That could be why I’ve been dizzy all day and craving a steak.
But I can’t chew steak because my teeth still hurt.
I can’t tell what hurts more, my teeth or my head.
Maybe it’s a combination effort.
I’m hungry and it still hurts too much to chew.
Instant mashed potatoes?
So, dry sockets. Have to go back to the oral surgeon every 3 days to have the tooth “packed” with this horrible menthol type stuff until it gets better.
Until then, the pain is pretty much constant. But the upside is the pain meds keep my stomach from being crazy so that’s cool.
Went back to the oral surgeon—
Apparently I have dry sockets.
So, they had to pack the holes where they took out the teeth and give me more pain medication.
This after telling me “You shouldn’t be in pain anymore, why are you still taking the pills?”
Um, because it fucking hurts. A lot.
So today has been strange:
Cimzia happened, and some sinus pain. My teeth either don’t hurt at all, or it’s blinding pain. The pain medication doesn’t do anything to help at those points but everything was still foggy. I’m keeping the ice pack on hand because it still seems to help.
Positive note, my grandmother gave me a pair of earrings (gold twists with 6 baguette diamonds and a round cut stone in the center) and promised me a pair of solitaires soon. I may not wear the jewelry, but I’ll continue to collect it.
Jen, Mel, and Sus made a brief appearance in my room, but I feel too terrible to even attempt interaction.
I’m hoping the tooth pain is gone by Friday, but even if it isn’t I’ll just self medicate and nap on the couch. That seems to work.
So everyone I know who has had their wisdom teeth removed has said the drugs were WONDERFUL and all I can think is HOW AM I IN THIS MUCH PAIN!?!
In a moment of clarity I looked at the bottle and realized the pain meds they gave me are the same as the ones my OB/GYN gives me for debilitating cramps, and WEAKER than the ones the GI gives me for stomach pain.
(Side note- I can’t take aspirin/ advil/ ibuprofen/ NSAIDS because of Crohn’s and acetaminophen/Tylenol does nothing for pain. Thus actual pain medication for pretty much any pain I have. Regardless, I still take pain medication as infrequently as possible because I don’t want to build up a huge tolerance this early in life)
Maybe this is the problem?
I think I’m gonna go eat some ice cream.
Because I can.
And there’s not much else I can eat.
Update on the Ice Pack situation—
Using a scarf seemed like it would apply too much too much pressure to the area, so I wrapped the ice pack into a towel then arranged the ice pack on the lower part of my face and draped the ends over my shoulders. Thanks in part to having rather large boobs the ice pack stays in place even if I roll over.
Ice pack success.
Also, it took me two incidents of refreezing the ice pack in the freezer in the house before I remembered that I have a freezer in the mini fridge in my room.
Thanks medication fog.