Saturday, 14 July 2012


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I had to have some dental work done last Friday and opted for sedation, because I am terrified of the dentist!  The dentist told me that removing one particular tooth was going to be difficult.  A few hours later woke to incredible pain which didn't go away.  Saw an emergency Doctor on Sunday morning who prescribed a cocktail of pain relief which did work but unfortunately brought me out in a dreadful red itchy, burning rash! Next morning went to my doctors but saw a locum who must have retired about 40 years ago!!  Got anti-histamines and went off to work but the pain got worse and I came home.

Had no sleep and then off to the Doctors again the next morning and saw my own GP who gave me steroids for 5 days!   Then off to my Dentist (still shaking because I hate going!) where they treated me immediately for 'dry socket' and put me on strong antibiotics. 

I had put a post up on one of the miniature forums and thankfully a member on there is a dental nurse who advised me to go back to the dentist and told me she thought I might have dry socket and I am very grateful to her - she was spot on :)

Today, I am still in a lot of pain and feel quite yucky but hopefully on the mend although last night was dreadful and I had to resort to some strong painkillers.   I am getting sick of eating soups, mashed potato, scrambled eggs and yoghurt.  BUT today I actually feel like doing some mini work and might try and post up later some additions/alterations to Lake View :)  


  1. I hope you feel better soon, I have the dentist this afternoon!!

  2. I'm so glad it is easing enough that you can have an interest in other things.

  3. Sorry for what you must have suffered. I wish you a quick recovery.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. That's just awful! :[ Hope you are better soon!

  5. Oh! Ouch!!!! That sounds absolutely horrible. I hope you get a better night sleep tonight. Feel better!

  6. Oh dear - poor you! That all sounds like a terrible experience. I hope you're feeling better today.

  7. I sympathise with your nerves at the dentist, perhaps I shouldn't have read your post as I have an appointment tomorrow, but not for an extraction thankfully!

  8. Thanks everyone - still in pain and still eating soft food but getting better. Margaret you will be fine :)