During the past 2 months, I’ve had other health issues flare back up and my mental health isn’t too great either. I got hit with depression again so I haven’t cared to be active online and on social media.
A few months back my a/c unit died, then another old one was put in, then it started leaking from the vent and ceiling. A plumber was here from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM cutting a hole in the ceiling, ripping out the old rusty unit and redoing the plumbing to put the new one in. I thought he was here way too late because I wanted to sleep. At least it’s much cooler in here than it was. Then someone had to come to repair the ceiling where the hole was, they also came late. Then another leak happened, this time it was from (presumably) the roof. I was told the roofing company has to come out and patch it. A puddle would form under my table on the floor every time it rained. I’ve been pretty frustrated with this apartment complex. Things don’t get done in a timely manner because of emergencies they’re dealing with. Many other people had to have their a/c replaced.
I’m hopefully almost done at the dentist. She kept telling me I need a night guard because I grind my teeth. It was really expensive and I really appreciated it, but I can’t stand it in my mouth. It’s so bulky. I have to go in for a cleaning on Tuesday. Hopefully, there won’t be any more work that has to be done.
I had the root canal finished on the other tooth. I was in the dentist’s office for 4 hours. The injections of Novocaine hurt like hell, and then it wore off in the middle of the procedure. It was very painful and awful, but now it’s done. I just need to go back in a couple weeks to get the crown put on there. I’ve also been feeling pretty sick and may have a sinus infection.
Last week I bought a new laundry detergent, it was the same brand but just a different scent. This caused a severe allergic reaction. My whole body was covered in hives, my lips were swelling, and I was having trouble swallowing. I started on Prednisone and anti-histamines right away. It almost landed me in the hospital. I definitely will not use that detergent again and have switched to a perfume and dye free detergent.
Yesterday I had the permanent crown put on the tooth that needed a root canal, and had been complaining for a few weeks of pain on the other side in another tooth. Nothing was showing up on x-rays. A filling was done on that tooth but the pain never got better. They x-rayed again and found an abscessed tooth and the dentist started the root canal but didn’t have time to finish it. I go back on Monday to have it finished. That’s two abscessed teeth within a month. It’s been very painful, to say the least. The antibiotics I was prescribed didn’t help much. Once the root canal is finished and the crown is put on that should be the end of that. Because of these infections, I’ve been feeling sick and have had a small fever. The dentist said I may also have a sinus infection.
I also had to have ultrasounds done on my full abdomen and pelvic region because I’ve been experiencing pain. Those all came back normal. My anxiety makes my stomach flare up. I had bloodwork done too and was told I have pre-diabetes and need to make changes to my diet.
What a nightmare this has all been.
I went to the dentist again and needed a filling in another tooth. At least it wasn’t another infection. I go back again in the middle of June to have the crown put on the tooth that I had the root canal on.
I’ve been feeling sick for the past month or so and didn’t know why. I made several trips to the doctor for ear pain and gynecological issues. My ear was infected at one point so I was prescribed antibiotics and ear drops, and well as stuff for other infections. My ear looked better after the treatment but I was still in a lot of pain. I finally found out why last Monday. I had an abscessed tooth that was causing the ear pain and headaches, as well as chills and fever. The dentist tried to finish the root canal but couldn’t. I would have to see an endodontist. I went to the endodontist today and he found that my general dentist left a piece of an instrument inside one of the canals and it was hard to remove. They charged a lot for it. I wouldn’t think she’d leave a piece of an instrument in a canal on purpose. I have to go back to my general dentist for a crown and something might be wrong in another tooth. It’s always something. The problem is, I had horrible dental work done in my hometown that ruined my mouth. I don’t know why the problems under these old silver fillings aren’t being detected on x-rays.
There have also been things going on around here. First, the air conditioning unit died when it was hot, now there’s something wrong with the washing machine. Since the machines are still under warranty, the GE repair person came out and didn’t find anything. The washer has been making insanely loud noises. And of course, when he was here it wasn’t making the noises. So the next time I did laundry I recorded the machine so they can see what it’s actually doing. I’m not as worried about that as I am about the dental problems though.
I haven’t blogged in awhile because of everything that has been going on. I’ve been making preparations to move, I have to be out of this apartment by February 1st. I also got really sick with a stomach virus and was stuck in bed for a few days. Then I found out at the dentist that I need a crown. I’ve had a toothache for awhile and should have gone in sooner but I’ve been busy with other things. It turns out that a filling in my molar cracked and there’s a big cavity. If I don’t get this taken care of I’ll need a root canal so I go in on the 2nd so they can start working on that.
My dad hasn’t been doing well and has been acting really strange so my mom took him to the doctor and they did bloodwork. They said he was dehydrated and had to go to the emergency room. Based on how he has been acting they did a chest and brain scan. Today I found out he has fluid in his brain and has to go to the Pittsburgh hospital. I hope everything will be ok.
I haven’t really been thinking/worrying about the holidays because I’m so overwhelmed with what’s going on and holidays are pretty much like any other day to me. The main focus right now is packing to move in time.
I saw the doctor yesterday, and I felt like I wasted most of my day. It took awhile for me to be seen. I told her about the pain in my ear, stomach, and back. She looked in my ear and said there’s really nothing wrong and it’s probably a dental issue. She dismissed my back and stomach pain. I made an appointment with the dentist, I’m worried because I don’t have insurance and will need help from family for the costs. It’s like the dentist’s office didn’t believe me either. I guess because I have mental illnesses, people don’t take me seriously. My doctor prescribed me an anti-nausea medication which isn’t really helping. I feel like crap. I have a therapy appointment tomorrow that I really don’t want to cancel because I’ve been waiting for over a month to see him. My psychiatrist said I should have my back x-rayed, but my regular doctor doesn’t seem concerned at all with it. The next time I see him I’ll have to tell him that. I may have to start looking for a new doctor, but I’m afraid the same thing will happen (them not believing me about the pain). At least at the dentist, if they find something it’ll get taken care of.
I went to the dentist this morning to get my root canal done. I was very scared and nervous because I never had one before. I needed a lot of Novocaine because I’m hard to numb. Everything went fine, it was a long process but it wasn’t bad at all. I was expecting to be in lots of pain but I wasn’t. I’m so glad it’s over with, I was in pain and having a lot of anxiety.
Don’t believe the stories you hear about root canals being really bad. I will tell you that it’s actually very boring being in the dentist’s chair for 2 hours.
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Edit: The dentist’s office called this morning to tell me the dentist was out sick and rescheduled me for Thursday.
Yesterday I went to the dentist to get a tooth filled and that didn’t hurt, but Monday I have to get a root canal. I’m scared because I’ve never had one before and am afraid it will hurt. I hate dental work. :sleepy:
In other news, my Facebook group is doing well and I’m proud of that. I worked hard on it.
Just a short blog, sorry.
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I got a cleaning and a full exam with x-rays. It turns out I don’t need a root canal, I also have no cavities which is really good news. I was really worried about the root canal with the pain and the cost. I got prescription toothpaste too to help keep the cavities away.
I needed some good news.
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I got an invoice today from my apartment complex’s office for the plumbing service that had to come out a couple Saturdays ago. $244.20 to pull up the toilet and unclog it. The manager said it was my fault for flushing feminine products down it (sorry TMI, I’m usually a TMI type of person, lol) and clogging it. Well, it’s fixed now so that’s what matters.
I ordered some shoes online and completely screwed up the shipping address, so I don’t think I’m going to get them. That’s what I get for ordering things online late at night I guess. I’m trying to sort it out with the site I ordered from and USPS, but the USPS is a pain sometimes.
I’ve also been having a lot of problems with my teeth lately, a lot of them have been hurting. I think I go to the dentist in January but I do see an endodontist on December 3rd to see about a possible root canal. Now I’m thinking I may need more than one, or it could just me being paranoid. I kind of blame my dentist for this because when I came in for my cleaning she was at lunch and didn’t check my teeth for cavities like she normally does. Sometimes I have gone into the dentist complaining of pain and they found nothing wrong. I guess I’m just really paranoid about my teeth or something.
Oh, and I also got a free pizza tonight! I had finally built up enough Papa Rewards from Papa John’s to get a free large pizza. All I had to pay was delivery charge and tip. :-bd
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Nothing really new has been going on with me, but I did renew my lease for my apartment even though it’s a pain to live here sometimes. The new neighbors upstairs have been driving me crazy, they are SO noisy. I can hear pretty much everything up there and it’s hard to get some sleep.
I had a dentist appointment which I was dreading because I don’t have insurance, but it turns out everything is fine. I was having some pain and the dentist said it was due to me grinding my teeth. They keep trying to get me to spend over $500 on a nightguard but that isn’t going to happen. Glad I don’t need work done on my teeth.
Basically I’ve just been hanging out with my girlfriend and watching movies. She got me a cute teddy bear which was sweet.