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I might have slept two hours, all told. There was just too much pain in my face. I got Spooky up at 9 a.m., and we made an emergency dental appointment for me. And all the hours later half my face is numb, and I know that the roots of one of my wisdom teeth (yes, I have all four, at age 53) is pretty much inside one of my sinus cavities. I've been put on amoxicillin, and when the infection is better, and the agony abates some, I have to go to an oral surgeon to have to tooth cut out. Oh, and there are other rotten teeth, but most of the pain right now is coming from the molar. Also, it seems to be the cause of my tinnitus on that side. The appointment was $300; I have no idea how I'll pay for the rest of it. But that's how my Friday began. I'm going to rest today and hope I can work tomorrow, hope that I can sleep tonight.

I dreamt, in one of those brief sleeps, of standing on the plains out west, tall brown grass, and I had a seizure. And then I was looking at sepia photographs of a Tyrannosaurus rex collected in the early 20th century by the South Dakota School of Mines. I was last in South Dakota in 1985.

Last night, we finished watching American Gods – for the second time.

It's sunny today. Currently, it's 84˚F.

Aunt Beast

6:40 p.m.


( 5 comments — Have your say! )
Jun. 23rd, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're still going through this teeth business. I hope you find relief soon.
Jun. 23rd, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
Puzzle work is exhausting. Sorry about your teeth. At 53, mine are crumbling apart as well, just like in many of my worst dreams. I hope you feel better soon.
Jun. 23rd, 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your teeth. I can't even imagine the cost going forward. Somehow I've reached 41 yrs without ever having been to a dentist. I've gotten an occasional toothache but they eventually went away. I hope your infection clears up soon and things improve.
Jun. 23rd, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)
I'm going to rest today and hope I can work tomorrow, hope that I can sleep tonight.

I am so sorry. derspatchel is going through something like this right now. I hope the amoxicillin gives you some relief and the tooth can be taken care of soon.

Edited at 2017-06-23 07:13 pm (UTC)
Brett Davidson
Jun. 24th, 2017 07:36 am (UTC)
Been there, several times. My sympathies!

On a T rex note, I visited the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in January 2003 and saw that their T rex cast still had tinsel in its claws. Apparently it had been used as the Christmas Tree. Either that or it was just a very camp specimen that revealed new facts about their behaviour. Too bad I missed it by a few weeks!
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