Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Woke up this morning, and for about the third day in a row the pain in my jaw was worse.
Bugger waiting till Thursday. I tootled off to the dentist this morning. Not my dentists...he's off somewhere nice on holiday so I had to pop along the road to the other surgery in town (very helpful they were though)
Guess what? Yes! The big gappy hole in my gum is actually a big gappy hole - that's infected! Bollocks.

Luckily I was only in the dentist for about ten minutes today. Got the gappy hole "flushed out" and then a "dressing" stuffed into the hole. I've no idea what the "dressing" is - it looked, for all the world, like black cotton wool when it was going in, and it tastes like cheap toilet cleaner (I imagine).
Barman's friend and dentist's nightmare.
It would be a brave infection that took up
residence in Shane McGowan's mouth
But importantly it seems to have done the trick.

Oh. I'm also on a three day course of antibiotics, which both the dentist and the chemist were keen to point out should not be taken with alcohol. According to the dentist this is the stuff they give to alcoholics as it makes you violently sick if you drink.......
Oooh... I've not had a drink in over six years, but that's like a red rag to a bull that! "Go on - I dare you".

On the running side. Eating exceedingly large amounts of pain killers appears to have done me no harm at all. In fact my legs have never felt better and my back doesn't feel stiff in the morning.
Probably been running round all "numbed up" doing god knows what damage to myself, and now that I'm [hopefully] off the pain killers all the pains and niggles will come back to haunt me.


Yak Hunter said...

That's a relief!

Alice Smith said...

online Chemist is one of the most relieving factor in recent days.