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Ouch…! That Hurts!

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by twinsmom, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. twinsmom

    twinsmom Silver IL'ite

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    I am grounded… by a stranger called toothache. I used to take pride in my capacity to suffer physical pain… Foolhardy, I know….but used to chronic back pain, I can carry on with backaches and headaches for months together before an exasperated husband drags me to a doc. That’s what I did the last four months. I bore severe muscular pain right around my right shoulder blade by popping Voveran pills as and when I required it… ie. whenever pain became unbearable. Finally, unable to see my grimaces and silent groans of pain, miyaji got violently angry (a rather rare occurrence!) and forced me to ring up my Ortho and fix up an appointment.

    As expected, Dr. J ordered me off the PC and suggested a new chair. I told him I hated anything that moved under me…so wheeled chairs were a no-no…Even those that swiveled were taboo for me… Better- half looked heavenward before telling the doc that he is blessed with the only unreasonable woman on the earth who has silly fetishes about chairs. I maintained stiff upper-lip and stood my grounds till a compromise was reached about searching for a chair with arms to rest my right hand so that my back muscles would get support while I blog….( What sacrifice one has to go through, for self expression!) And he prescribed a couple of pills to pop and scheduled another meeting after 5 days!

    Then I had this busiest Friday with around 16 people for lunch and I cooked and cooked and cooked the whole morning! All went off well… the next day, I had a slight irritation inside my mouth… a tingling pain at the far end of the teeth on the right… By evening it became a nagging pain… Something I tried to ignore, but in vain… By night it was like a bandh in Kerala… where various political parties get in cahoots to put the spanner in the works… I had tooth, ear and head aches… my eyes refused to open …and I felt sorry for myself…

    24 hours…and I am beat! Dead beat! Frantically I called the nearest hospital and fixed up an appointment with a dentist. She said she was free at 11… I mumbled ‘whatever’. By 9.30 in the morning I was feeling so sorry for myself…By 10 I just couldn’t wait….the pain was killing me. My face now resembled a Halloween pumpkin that had left behind on the shelf after October 30<SUP>th</SUP>! I was ready to dissolve into tears… This new weakling side to my personality amazed me… I had borne far worse pain on the cervical and lumbar regions with fortitude… Now some nagging pain inside the mouth was rendering me helpless! Am I growing soft? Weak? Old? Is my resistance power deserting me? Am I turning into a decrepit geriatric?

    I was at the hospital an hour before my appointment. As I sat in the waiting area, I was wondering why the nurses and attendants clad in white were scurrying past me without even a sympathetic glance? Why did doctors sidle past me? Can’t they see an emergency when one sits sorry for itself with a swollen face? What’s with the new version of Hippocratic Oath? Or had it become hypocritical oath? GRRRR! If no one noticed my plight, I’ll scream!

    Right across me are two medical representatives… They are also waiting to see my dentist. Will they get to see her before me? Can they not see my plight? Do they have a solution for my plight in those black bulky bags of theirs? Are they allowed to give free samples of pain killers to patients who are obviously in pain? Am I hallucinating? Aaaaaaah! It hurts… Finally, I just grab the skirt of a nurse who has been scurrying to and fro for God knows what, and tell her to inform my dentist that if she is free, I’d like to see her as my pain is getting worse. She looks at me like the clerk in the Government Department who says, ‘Not me… I am from a different section…!’ Maybe the tears in my eyes melts her professionally solidified heart and she networks with a coterie of white-clad and capped nurses and finally one decides to come to my help. She sashays into the doc’s room and sashays right back, saying. Doctor busy… Wait for some time!

    After eons, my turn comes. By now I have committed two or three murders in my imagination… Now it is time for retribution! Doc doesn’t smile sympathetically…What happened to the bedside manners docs were supposed to have? Or doesn’t it apply to a dentist because her patients are in chairs…and not beds? She orders me to sit on a reclining chair that looks like a beach lounge chair! The moment I have comfortable settled in it, somebody cranks some lever and BAM! I fall backwards! Panicky, I scramble up! Like I said, I am paranoid about things moving under me! A masked nurse pushes me back into an uncomfortable angle and lowers a bright light to focus on my face! Soon the doc is jabbing away with a gloved finger in the most painful manner… I feel like biting the finger gloved or not gloved…but am intimidated by my posture. What if she retaliates with her pliers or chisels or rongeurs or even a scalpel? I lie there helpless as jab after jab and poke after poke and tap after tap on the affected area make me wince and whimper! Believe me, it is tough to whimper and wince when your mouth is hanging open and your tongue is safely stowed to one corner of your mouth!

    She finally decides to retreat and declares that it is only gum inflammation…ONLY? It is @###*** killing me! Do you want an injection or a tablet for pain relief? She asks, like a casual barber who says “Cut or shave, sir?” So I get to decide…eh? I want an injection, I say. I know jabs will work faster than pills in pain killing! So a jab it is…in an unmentionable part of my posterior as I lie in an inelegant angle… Then I have to lie there for 15 minutes… ‘Doctor’s order’ says the masked nurse, as she drags wheeled curtains around me cordoning me off from the rest of the OPD area… And I lie there waiting for pain to subside, telling myself, Ouch! It hurts! Still…

    Reach home with a bagful of antibiotics and analgesics… amble about doing nothing… This morning the face is still swollen… like a pumpkin being grown for a contest… bigger cheeks…bigger jowls… head pounding more … Alone at home… feeling sorry for myself… Wanted to share my pain with my friends…

    Hence boring you...

    But one thing is for sure… Toothache is the deadliest of them all!

     
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  2. Mallika29

    Mallika29 New IL'ite

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    Hi,


    :iagreewith u . Toothache is the worst of all. I have had a worst one too and it was nearly 9 p.m. so we called a hospital in Karama( we were in dubai then ) and told the doc to wait for me and we rushed there . Can u believe it was the sinus which was causing the problem and he referred me to the ENT specialist who was still there . It took some time but atleast i could sleep that night . I felt sorry for u . I could really feel ur pain. Hope u're better now. Take care .

    Rgrds,
    mallika
     
  3. Saraswathipv

    Saraswathipv IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Twinsmom....

    Enjoyed(??????????????? sorry for u pain) ur narration....How could u write it so funnily with the pain?
    I too went thru toothache..not severe though...one of my teeth was just eroding and it became half :confused:and that troubled me.. I extracted it 3 months back in India...U know what....I was puzzled when my mouth was wide open and the dentist was sort of touching (or poking) with the chisel and asked me .....does it hurt..:confused2:. How do I reply and moreover if it doesn't ...why should I visit a dentist?


    Anyway..hope u recover soon...
    bye
     
  4. kanaka Raghavan

    kanaka Raghavan IL Hall of Fame

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    Was wondering what happened to Twinsmom.Finally you are back with your funnny narration .Toothache is the worst of all.I can understand your plight.All the toothaches crop up only when we hit the bed.I have had several of them as I have a sweet tooth.Everytime I get a pain the resolution is no sweets,but once treatment is over it is back to square one.I remember when I had pain during my pregnancy I had to wait for 6 months to get it treated.Most of them I used to keep a handkerchief between my teeth to bear the pain.Medicines and clove oil hardly worked.Just 6 months had a root canaltreatment done before I came here.What a relief it is.I am grateful to scientific advancement we need not suffer like they did in olden days.Anyway get well soon.The antibiotics aill wok wonders.Take care.
     
  5. krish22

    krish22 Senior IL'ite

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    Hello Twinsmom,

    I know how much it hurts.My mom and aunts used to awake all night because of this pain. And no doc available till monday morning.Oh God nothing works for it like home remedies,pain killers etc.

    Iaaam really sorry for you .Hope it is better now.I really want to know how could you write all these blogs so hillariously in such a pain.Hats off to you.
     
  6. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Get well soon, twinsmom!
    Me also went through this pain, where they extracted 2 wisdom teeth at the back with my mouth having wide open, which resulted in boils around the mouth as if it was teared up in the process! that pain was more than the tooth pain!

    sriniketan
     
  7. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Twinsmom
    My god toothachebonkbonkjust horrible I too had this went through rootcanaling and what not rubbish after that had to fix a new tooth and all it really gives a shiver.
    But it is nice to read the way you have described it. It looks like a story.
    Hope you will get well soon
     
  8. Moonbeams

    Moonbeams Bronze IL'ite

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    Hats off to uuuuu...........I too was wondering, how could u write with a teribble tooth-ache.....n believe me it was worth reading....I myself read it 3 times....may b one day, I myself too will b able to write, offcourse not with a tooth-ache.....keep writing n sharing..
     
  9. Kamalji

    Kamalji IL Hall of Fame

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    Verbose,


    That was a great peice.Your pain was or gain.HAHA.Very well said and written.I too suffer from toothpain, and i can agree with u, that it is the dealdiest of the diseases.I have had half a doxen root canals, so i know what it is.

    And u were looking for free painkillers from the salesmen ? HAHA.Must admire yr sense of humour.wish i had written this.

    Be sure i will copy paste and post this peice somewhere, u know where.Regards.kamal
     
  10. Sashmitaa

    Sashmitaa Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Twins Mom,

    sorry to hear ur plight. Even though I myself havent experienced one it was my daughter who is seven suffered with a bad tooth couple of days back. With her sufferings and all I can imagine how painful it would be. We went to a dentist immediately and removed that bad tooth. I cant tell you how relieved she was after that. Hope U get past from this one.

    Cheers
    lakshmi
     

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