Hump Day of the Health Week From Hell

So I have made it through one hurdle.  Monday’s dental work.  The dentist filled one cavity and then took out six old silver/mercury filings and replaced them.  I was in the chair for an hour and forty-five minutes!  The dentist and assistant could not believe how well I did.  I was like Please, I have chronic pain, this is a walk in the park.

And really it wasn’t too bad.  The novacaine shots hurt the most and then at around 9 p.m. that night when everything completely wore off the pain was pretty bad but I just took 3 expired (not recommended, kids!) ibuprofin and that relieved it.  Yesterday I laid low, I was tired from the dental work and my Costo was bothering me.

Today I had my acupuncture and I think I feel some relief.  It’s hard to tell.  One thing that is a bit upsetting is my doctor is dead set against narcotics, when three years ago she was prescribing them to me!  I wonder what has happened to cause her opinion to change.  I don’t care what she says, my legs do feel better with percocet, they just do!

And today I am prepping for my colonoscopy tomorrow.  As of tonight I am weak, queasy, shaking and trying not to soil my underwear.  I just wish it was all over.

I was really disappointed not to be a part of the Silicon Valley Moms Blog’s topic day on Healthcare Reform, but I just haven’t been on my game this week to write something powerful for that.  I was also really sorry that I missed my regular Tuesday theme of Tuesdays With Tyler.  I hadn’t missed one yet. This is just a really bad week between the dentist, the colonoscopy and the usual pain in my calves along with my Costo flare.

On that note I will close.  I just wanted to check in with ya’ll.  Good health to you.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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