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07 February 2007 @ 12:45 pm
would you like a little reheated mashed potatoes with your whine?  
I know, I know, enough already with the whining and the carrying-on, so I can only suggest filtering me until sister gets back from work or I figure out a way to GNAW OFF MY OWN JAW (quite the conundrum!), one or the other.

Anywayz, yesterday, I go to my second emergency session at the doc's, and she's all *concerned face* and "OMG INFECTIONNN" and, well, infections are really gross. Apparently, infection also means that I can no longer use ice to help manage pain, and because my liver's getting all jacked up, I have to reduce my pain meds, which leads to a lot of OH MY GOD PAIN AND WHINING, etc.

Question for doctor-folk: I'm on a new antibiotic now called clindamycin which says not to lie down for half an hour after taking it. Why? Mumsey suggests it might burn a hole in my throat or something if it gets stuck there.

Question for hippie-folk: What sort of pressure points should I be hitting for tooth/mouth/jaw pain? The bodywork training feels very far away right now.

In my vicodin-induced haze yesterday waiting in the pharmacy shopping center (also holding a used DVD store) I apparently bought Sex and the City. The hell? *commands televised wenches to distract me*
 
 
feel: soreowie
hear: sex and the ci-tay
 
 
 
MegTDJ: Michael Sucre Need a Hug - thebubblegunmeg_tdj on February 7th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Question for doctor-folk: I'm on a new antibiotic now called clindamycin which says not to lie down for half an hour after taking it. Why? Mumsey suggests it might burn a hole in my throat or something if it gets stuck there.

I think that's just so it'll make its way through your system as quickly as possible. *hugs* I hope you start feeling better soon! And my mom says hi. :)
MegTDJ: Chase Clever - angiescullymeg_tdj on February 7th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Nix that... I looked it up, and your mom was right. ;)
Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
EEK! How totally horrifying, but, er, okay! Good to know.
MegTDJ: House Chase Boink - jillibeanmeg_tdj on February 7th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Well... it won't literally burn a hole in your throat, heh. I guess they just don't want to risk an acid-reflux kinda thing because it would irritate your throat. So in a way I was right, too... if you're sitting up, it'll go down faster and be absorbed into your system before it gets the chance to cause any trouble. Sounds like some pretty powerful stuff! It's like... the Navy SEALs of the antibiotic world. It'll get the job done. ;)
Little Red: sox - never give up - saysaliciamylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Navy SEALs!! Sweeeet! I read the label for drug interactions and the language seemed a little strong in the "THIS DRUG DOES NOT TAKE PRISONERS" sort of way. I wondered if all antibiotic packaging had gotten so aggressive, but apparently not. *feels speshul* *takes acidophilus and yogurt*
live the life you've imaginedcalleigh_j on February 7th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
A DVD store in a pharmacy? That's bizarre, but blatantly there to get all the people like you in your drug-induced hazes to buy stuff. Feel free to keep whining - if you can't whine when you're all ill and infected, then that's no fun.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
No, sorry, the haze made it difficult to articulate... it was in the same strip mall, and since I had to wait for a while for my prescriptions, I wandered over there. :) My own fault, but really, I was looking for Star Trek and they didn't have any.
live the life you've imaginedcalleigh_j on February 7th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ah right, that makes more sense!! But not having any Star Trek? That's just not acceptable.
Abusus non tollit usumlavidaessueno on February 7th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
My suggestions: eat yogurt, and watch out for the yeast beast.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Yah, no kidding. I am eating lots of yogurt, and plan to go buy acidophilus the next time I can crawl into a the driver's seat of a car without being considered a lethal weapon.
matthios on February 8th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
"[i should only leave when] I can crawl into a the driver's seat of a car without being considered a lethal weapon."


i should learn to live by this rule.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
It's a good rule. Too wordy for an advertising slogan, but, you know, vehicular manslaughter is bad.
Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: Dance - Respiteastrum_presul on February 7th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
*random huggings*

You poor thing. This is seriously making me rethink the whole Wisdom teeth thing. I think they're gonna stay in my head.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, apparently this is rare. And once it's done I'm sure I won't rememeber it as being A Major Traumatic Episode so much as this time that disappeared in a haze of being on the couch watching the DIY network and periodically demanding that my sister beat me over the head with something solid. Sister never got hers out because they're not impacted and only gave her minor teething trouble coming in, so don't get them out unless you have to. *shrugs*
miera_c: not let her gomiera_c on February 7th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Antibiotics shouldn't linger in the esophagus ever, they can cause heartburn or worse. They shouldn't be allowed to linger in the body at all, so drink lots of water. At least you're not allergic to pennicillin, eh? *pets*

Acupressure points in the feet would be the base & higher of your big toe on the interior side, both feet, and the point between your big toe and the next toe down just under the "webbing" also on both feet. And the liver is on the outside of the right foot, not at the ball of the foot but just down (i.e. towards the heel) from there. Though I imagine at the moment a whole foot massage would probably not hurt.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Toe webbings seems to be the winner. OMG YAY. You rock.

*drinks lots of water and eeps a bit*
surferartchick: moody rabbitsurferartchick on February 7th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sex and the City is very distracting....

I hope everything goes better!!!
mehhhhhh: fart ewcnidarian on February 7th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
Well, when I take antimalarial Doxycycline, also an antibiotic, it says not to lie down for a while afterward too. It's cos it can really irritate your throat. My friend once got one stuck in her throat and she said it was really BAD, so I'd try and stick to the advice.
Hopes you get better, I've been reading up on the Saga Of The Wisdom Teeth From Hell, sounds so shitty for you.
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on February 7th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Dude. Suxxors! *hugs*!
indie: SG1 S/J hugindiefic on February 7th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
oh my god, sweetie. I'm so sorry you're having such a miserable time. HUGS
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on February 8th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Wisdom-tooth-vacancy-infections are teh suck. My jaw got infected, and then wouldn't open for about a week. The doctor had me stand under a hot shower and literally pull my jaw down for a minute twice a day. He threatened to crack it open if I didn't stretch it out. Ick.

Sending love!!!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
OMG!! That's freaky! The hot shower is a really good idea, though I worry I'd black out. I've been using damp washcloths nuked in the microwave instead and arnica gel to soften up my jaw, and I will be careful to KEEP doing that, because OMG.
Mimnacl on February 8th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Argh, you truly are cursed by the health fairies. When I had pneumonia, I watched the entire 2nd season of Sex in the City - but be careful, because I seriously started hallucinating about shoes. And I have size 11 feet and HATE shoes.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
You know, it always surprises me when people say that, because weird health stuff always seems to me like isolated incidents. (Unlike, say, freak weather patterns whenever I drive in New Jersey, which is because I am cursed.) This one TOTALLY surprised me, despite doctor forwarning me that it might suck, because everyone around me figured it'd be fine and I thought once I got over my fear of being put under for surgery, the rest would be supah-easy. STOP TEACHING ME LESSONS ABOUT PRIDE, WORLD.
georgie: snape 'woohoo'georgierae on February 8th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
::massive, massive hugs::

::and a bone saw::

i ordered you to get better, not worse, hun!!