The VENT Thread

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Starine
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Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:13 pm

Speedy healing, Miesque! You're quite the trooper.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Drat it all. I had a root canal done 8 or 9 years ago, and it had to be redone 5 years ago. Yesterday, I started having pain near there, and it got way worse overnight, to the point where I can't chew on that side of the mouth and any pressure on that tooth (which has a crown) hurts a LOT.

And I can't go see the oral surgeon today because my child is sick with diarrhea.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:47 pm

If I were having to have a root canal redone three times within 8 or 9 years, I think I'd find a new dentist. :shock:
Sorry your child is sick, but I hope you can get in to see your oral surgeon soon. I'm sure you know that letting an oral infection fester is a big NOPE. :(
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:24 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If I were having to have a root canal redone three times within 8 or 9 years, I think I'd find a new dentist. :shock:
Sorry your child is sick, but I hope you can get in to see your oral surgeon soon. I'm sure you know that letting an oral infection fester is a big NOPE. :(
Yeah, I'm going in tomorrow morning. The canal has been done by two different endodonists and I'm seeing a third one tomorrow. So everyone is having trouble with it, apparently. I have a small mouth and it's a back top tooth, which makes it difficult. But I am so annoyed.
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:42 pm

You have my sympathy. I also have a very small mouth, which made getting to my back teeth an exercise in fitting large square fingers into a small round hole. :P
Fortunately, I found an excellent female dentist about a decade ago. She has small delicate hands, and I have no longer have anxiety about visiting the dentist. :D
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:43 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:You have my sympathy. I also have a very small mouth, which made getting to my back teeth an exercise in fitting large square fingers into a small round hole. :P
Fortunately, I found an excellent female dentist about a decade ago. She has small delicate hands, and I have no longer have anxiety about visiting the dentist. :D
The worst part is the plastic thing they put in your mouth to hold it open. The first place (which was in NYC with a woman endodontist) didn't have a small enough thing, so they just shoved it in there and I had cuts in my gums and insides of my cheeks... AND it took two appointments.

My dentist is awesome. She also has smaller hands. And my dental hygienist looks like Molly Shannon.
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:15 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: Fortunately, I found an excellent female dentist about a decade ago. She has small delicate hands, and I have no longer have anxiety about visiting the dentist. :D
I'm guessing she's also smallish all around? That's my kind of dentist. I always want a dentist who is small enough to overpower and escape from, if necessary. :D

Of course, James Herriott had a story about a dentist putting his patient in the chair, turning to get his instruments, and turning around to find the chair empty.

~Miesque
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:53 pm

I don't need a root canal. I need the tooth removed because the root itself is starting to crack. But this is the only tooth that ever gives me trouble, so maybe once it gets removed, I can live my life. Since it's so far back, I'm going to try not getting an implant put in - apparently doing that will require restructuring my sinuses on that side of my face. :shock:
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:04 pm

"...apparently doing that will require restructuring my sinuses on that side of my face."

Ow. Yeah, I think I would choose to go on with one less tooth. With my small mouth, it sometimes feels like I have too many anyway. :lol:
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm

Had the nerve to try and print something today. Printer (an HP) went bonkers, refuses to print when I want it to print. It will occasionally start spitting out stuff I tried to print THREE FREAKING DAYS AGO. I thought I had it working right earlier, and it even did duplex printing, but when I came back and tried to print out a photo I had taken, it decides that it's done with printing. Now I'm trying to reinstall the whole blasted thing and it's taking eons. I'm not entirely sure that it even WILL reinstall. Now I'm getting 'fatal error'.

If I had money I'd buy a new printer. If I had a gun, I'd shoot this one.

Grrr...

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Update: After several tries, reinstalls and a pounding headache, I finally got the printer working again. I suppose that's less expensive than shooting it. :D
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"...apparently doing that will require restructuring my sinuses on that side of my face."

Ow. Yeah, I think I would choose to go on with one less tooth. With my small mouth, it sometimes feels like I have too many anyway. :lol:
:lol: I've already had 8 removed (4 wisdom teeth, 4 molars).

As for printers, that reminds me that mine is out of black ink. It runs out of ink so quickly... and you have to feed the paper to it one at a time. I hate our printer.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:40 pm

two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 pm

Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:44 am

Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Ugh, that stinks.

My toddler is sick AGAIN. He was in daycare two days this week - he missed Monday and Tuesday. Now he has a fever, a cough, and is having some trouble breathing (he has lung disease, so we have home oxygen equipment and we put him on it). Husband had taken the day off so he could do work on the house and instead, he has to watch the child.

The worst part is husband's bad mood. He is acting like either the child did this on purpose or the world is out to get him (every time this winter when he tries to take a day off to do work on the house, child is sick. But child is sick a lot. It's winter, and we have a lung-compromised kid). He needs to chill. He's all "the basement isn't going to be finished until July." So what? We're not selling the house this spring.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm so sorry that your little one has such a problem. You and your husband have a lot on your plate. :(
Maybe your hubby feels like he needs to 'fix' something; he can't change what is happening with his child, but working on the basement gives him a problem he can solve? Sort of worry/anger/frustration transference? Working on the basement could be therapy.
Best wishes for you guys...hope your toddler recovers soon.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:38 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'm so sorry that your little one has such a problem. You and your husband have a lot on your plate. :(
Maybe your hubby feels like he needs to 'fix' something; he can't change what is happening with his child, but working on the basement gives him a problem he can solve? Sort of worry/anger/frustration transference? Working on the basement could be therapy.
Best wishes for you guys...hope your toddler recovers soon.
Oh, that's definitely it. Husband got to work on the basement anyway. :roll: When our kid is sick, all he wants to do is watch tv and, well, we let him.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:55 pm

Gah and to top it all off, my fever is back, with a lot of aches and chills. I tried my usual 24/7 online clinic but they said they don't treat dental emergencies, so I have to wait until morning and get the on-call dentist at my usual place. I'm so mad at the place I went to this week that did the 2nd root canal - they don't have a central number, so I had to call both the endodontist who I saw earlier this week and the oral surgeon who is doing the extraction in two Mondays - struck out at both. They highly discourage emergency calls to their practitioners. And honestly, i don't feel like giving them any of my money anyway. How'd they not anticipate any infection in the area when I said that I had been having pain?

I'll call my usual dentist tomorrow and beg them for antibiotics or to just remove the tooth already.
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Catalina wrote:
Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
I'm trying like hell. Can't take anti-inflammatories because I am deathly allergic to aspirin in any form. Therefore, I must take steroids which bring on a-fib attacks. I'm on a blood thinner so no danger of having a stroke, but it's annoying when they occur. The condition is viral, so antibiotics won't work. It's most likely an after effect of all the ops I had and meds I was on when I was battling a broken leg and pancreatic cancer last year. Immune system all screwed up. All I now is, it hurts like hell.
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:50 pm

Ballerina wrote:
Catalina wrote:
Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
I'm trying like hell. Can't take anti-inflammatories because I am deathly allergic to aspirin in any form. Therefore, I must take steroids which bring on a-fib attacks. I'm on a blood thinner so no danger of having a stroke, but it's annoying when they occur. The condition is viral, so antibiotics won't work. It's most likely an after effect of all the ops I had and meds I was on when I was battling a broken leg and pancreatic cancer last year. Immune system all screwed up. All I now is, it hurts like hell.
When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.
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