Jan 25, 2013 - 3:51 pm
I needed to see my dentist last Friday. I had pain and needed to get checked out. She found an abscessed tooth and also noticed a lump on my tongue. She refers me to an oral surgeon.
SO I saw the surgeon on Wednesday and he had to pull the tooth. The abscess was protruding into my sinus cavity. He then cut out the red bump on my tongue and sent it out for a biopsy.
Keeping fingers crossed. Just hearing "biopsy" sent shivers up my spine. He did sound optimistic that is "probably nothing".
Again....just keeping fingers crossed. My mouth is in all sorts of pain. UGH! I am allergic to opiot based pain killers. Lucky me ... I can tolerate percocet but it is not something I can take constantly. Oh well ...
I had to reschedule my mammo. It's now taking place on Feb 8th. Not worried about it though
I don't know how I "forgot" to tell you this.
Before leaving the oral surgeon's office, his assistant told me to stop and get pain meds before taking the bus home. I live in central new jersey and this surgeon is in Manhattan. Public transport is the most economical way to get back and forth. Anyway, she told me more than 3 times before I left . She didn't have to. Within 10 minutes of getting out of that place, my mouth was hurting something fierce. Hubby and I stop at the drug store and wait an agonizing 15 minutes for the prescription. I take a pain pill while still in the store. We take the subway to the Port Authority. I have a wad of cotton in my mouth and dribble coming down my chin. I am making slurping sounds too. OMG ... I couldn't wait to get off that train. We get to the terminal to catch the bus and I start feeling sick. I mean I was sweating and lightheaded and wanted to vomit. My husband pushes me against a pole and runs off to get me something to eat. I literally slid down the pole to the floor. People were all around me .. talking at me, but I couldn't understand a word they were saying. The room was spinning and everything was a blur. One guy ran off after my husband while another one went looking for a PA Cop. Both come back to me at the same time. All I kept saying is "I feel sick". The cop wanted to get an ambulance but all I wanted was to get home. I tried to eat pieces of an energy bar and drink some coke. THAT would've made a funny YouTube moment. It was not pretty. When the bus came, a few ladies took the first row of seats and immediately got up when I came onto the bus. They said they saved the seats for me and my husband. That was such a sweet gesture and one that makes me smile as I type this.
Moral of this story .... don't have oral surgery AND take pain meds on an empty stomach especially when you are diabetic! Hubby believes my sugar tanked and that is what caused me to get sweaty and disoriented. I agree with him. I'm pretty sure the pain meds did a job on me too.
OMG ... never again. I go back on Feb 6th for a follow up to get the stitches out and learn what the biopsy report says. I rescheduled my mammo for Feb 8th. Sheesh ... one thing after the other. BTW --- I am feeling pretty good. My sinuses feel almost normal again. My tongue is still bothering me. I take 600mg of Ibuprofen at least 3 times a day. It hurts that much but the meds do help. Can't wait to get the stitches out.
Hoping everyone is well and that the New Year is starting out wonderfully.