So we have been a bit quiet this week, I’ll tell you why.
Simple, well to some people it’s simple, to me it’s a real life nightmare.
It stems from my childhood, from having numerous teeth ripped out of my tiny head at the age of 4.
It’s one of those defining moments, from that day my dental phobia has been uncontrollable.
A few months ago I snapped a tooth! I saw a dentist, briefly, even just sitting in the chair is a challenge.
She told me the rest of the tooth is stuck in my gum and would need to have my gum sliced open and the tooth scooping out, needless to say I never went back.
Fast forward a few months and the pain began. It was manageable at first but within a few days it became too fierce I knew I needed to go back.
It’s hard to put into words how it makes me feel. Even the smell of the dentist waiting room is enough to make me nauseous.
She told me it was infected and I needed antibiotics and extraction under sedation.
I can cope with that.
What I couldn’t cope with was the pain.......I felt like my face was going to explode!
Breathing was painful, moving was painful, I couldn’t lie down, and nothing would help the pain.
I ended up on the phone to 111 at 3am, they told me I had taken way too many pain killers and not to take any more.
I’ll fast forward as you don’t need the details of the next 12 hours. (Hallucinating, extreme vomiting and panic attacks)
I had to go back to the dentist yesterday. It was decided that it wasn’t infected but it was an exposed nerve, she told me confidently she can ‘whip’ it out.
Dear God I could have built a house quicker!!!!
7 injections to numb my mouth, the crunching, twisting, pushing, pulling, omg it was like torture!!!
I could taste my own blood, I sounded like a dinosaur giving birth, and my eyes were so full of tears and mascara I couldn’t see a thing.
She did it though. She got it out.
What she also did was managed to numb my nose,
Which meant I felt I couldn’t breath!!! I can’t tell you how scary that sensation is.
It’s over now, and huge thanks to my friends for rallying around and biggest thanks to Dylan who has been an amazing help and big brother while I’ve been in bed.
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