Owww is the title of this post! I have had a tooth bothering me for the past few weeks but I assumed it was down to irritable gums and just ignored it mostly. Plus treated with the usual flossing and a bottle of Cosodyl! However I was beginning to wonder what was going on as it wasn't working. I didn't need to worry much longer as Saturday night brought about the most agonising tooth ache that kept me up all night! Took some cocodamol at 3am and eventually managed to pass out for 4 hours. Then woke around 9 and couldn't get back to sleep as the pain level was high again. It was radiating all over the right side of my mouth and mostly felt as a deep aching pain in my lower jaw. I was reaching for everything - the painkillers, hot water bottle, comfy pillows etc etc. I was feeling very sorry for myself but was unsure if I was just being a drama queen for some inflammed gum issue! Any way I decided as it had kept me awake all night I should get it seen to so rang 111 who said all appointments in Winchester were gone so I was to go to Basingstoke at 1645. I honestly went fearing that I was being a drama queen and it would be nothing. However I left with 2 fillings in 1 tooth all for £23 as it was the emergency pricing. Lucky there as 1 filling is a lot more than that on standard pricing! So this was yesterday (Sunday). I had to dose up on cocodamol but was able to get straight to sleep and had a good nights sleep last night - Yippee. However I woke up to more pain. It settled after 10 mins or so then flared up again when I went out of school run as it was cold out and the cold air got in my mouth. My whole face was throbbing when I got back! Then I upset it again by having breakfast and I couldn't eat on it for the pain of stabbing. Then drinking hot coffee set it off. Then lunch set it off. By this time I had enough and rang the surgery for some advice. Who said that if it was a composite (white filling) which it is - then they are well known for causing sensitivity after having them and it can take some time for them to settle. As the filling can shrink in the settling process. Plus a filling is surgery so my poor tooth's nerves will all be inflammed so it will take time to settle. So got to see if any improvement by the end of the week. Watch this space ...! Meanwhile I am dosed up on ibruprofen right now ready for it to get to work before I go to sleep soon! So after all that tooth drama what else has been happening? A minor amount of garden work on Saturday - Sunday was wasted to the tooth drama. But i'll update about that in another post. So let's do some more catch up ...
Saturday 10th April:
So today was another garden day. I went out with a big feeling of I don't know what to do with all the changes going on! The garden doesn't feel mine this year and I feel lost. So I decided that the bush by the compost should be cut after all. Just a small trimming but tidy it up a bit and it makes it a bit smaller and easier for digging up and moving later.
Look what I found when I moved a bag away from the sleeper! A strawberry plant had crept down from the planter above and rooted from a runner behind the bag! How funny!! It looks really cool though so I kept it and put it in a planter for now! He has to live after all the effort he put in!