I had my tooth extracted, today. My appointment was at noon and the whole procedure was completed by 12:30 p.m. It was relatively painless; I think the initial numbing injections hurt more than the actual extraction.
The dentist prescribed both antibiotics and painkillers. Which meant I had to go to the pharmacy, in person, to get them. First time I've been to the pharmacy in six months, as I've been having all my other medications delivered. I had a suspicion that this might happen and had mentally prepared myself to do so and had warned my daughter that it was a possibility; she was not happy about it! I assured her that I would wear two masks - a disposable mask (one of the last ones from the box I bought when undergoing chemo; I still haven't been able to buy any disposable masks after the pandemic) and a fabric mask that I had sewn.
The dentist had put in a wad of gauze to staunch the flow of blood from the place where the tooth was extracted and I was supposed to bite down on it and keep it in place for at least 20 minutes. If you think it is hard to talk wearing a mask, try talking through two masks while biting down on a wad of gauze! LOL. The poor pharmacist! She remembered me from earlier (in fact, commented on the fact that she hadn't seen me since early March), but, she still had to ask certain questions before she could process my prescription.
Pharmacist: "What's your name?" Me: "Whaumble Mumblemumble". ("Bless", shortened from Bless My Mess, is obviously my online name, my real name is a Sri Lankan name and it is not something most people here find easy to say, in the first place.)
"What's your date of birth?" "Noemmer enneth enneen innty inth".
"Would you like a flu vaccine, today?" "Mummble mummble innurance?" "Yes, it is covered by your insurance."
So, while I waited for the prescriptions to be filled, I had a flu vaccination, as well! Woo hoo! I had been wondering how to go about getting a flu vaccine this year because as far as I know, my primary care doctor's office is still closed! Now I have both a sore jaw and a sore arm!
I removed the wad of gauze after I came home!
The dentist had told me not to drink anything for two hours. I had planned to have a substantial breakfast before I went to the appointment, this morning, but, I only had my usual cup of tea before I went, because I just wasn't hungry for any food. So, after two hours went by, I drank some water and had some ice cream. At 6:30 p.m., 6 hours after I had the tooth extracted, I had some iced coffee and took one of the prescribed pain killers. I will need to have something a little more substantial, later in the evening, because I am supposed to take the antibiotic with food.
I rested after I came home and went through some mail. I am feeling OK, especially after taking the painkiller, but, I'll continue to take it easy for the rest of the evening. Maybe practice the piano and do some filing.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Dental and medical insurance
- Pain medications
- Flu vaccines
- Cheerful and helpful pharmacy staff
- Ice cream!
Today's joyful activity was eating ice cream!
This month's decluttering includes one tooth!
How was your day?