Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Not Fair! Not Fair!

I have a rip-roaring toothache, and I am not a happy camper! I have never had a toothache like this before... even when I had to have a root canal done because of a cracked tooth with an infection did I have this much pain.

I want sympathy. I want relief from the pain. I want my dentist to get his butt back into town to take care of me now! I was up most of the night with this stupid tooth and then finally got to sleep around 6 something this morning... don't remember exactly. As soon as I woke up again, I called my dentist's office. Voice mail came on indicating that they were in fact open, but probably busy on the phone and to please leave a message. So I did. They did not call me back.

Instead of taking a shower and getting dressed, I waited for my phone to ring because I did not want to miss the call. Finally, I called again. The receptionist I know was not there (I think she is out having a baby or something) and some twit answered the phone (can you tell I am not in the best frame of mind over this?). She was unaware of my message because she hadn't bothered to check for any... as indicated by her flashing light!

At that point she informed me that my dentist was out of town and would be back Monday. Today is Wednesday! Would I be interested in seeing the on-call dentist? Of course I was. So she told me to come right away and they would fit me in somewhere. I told her it would take me a bit to get there because I still needed to take a quick shower and get dressed. Of course that could not be accommodated and she thought it hilarious that I was not yet dressed. Perhaps had she returned my call things would have gone differently.

May she have a toothache one day and have someone laugh at her after she has been up all night and then not have her urgent phone call returned. I was not happy. Since I could not be there within 10 minutes, they would not see me until tomorrow at 7 am. Another night of tossing and turning with a toothache. Sigh. I am usually much more patient with people. Double sigh. Okay. I will try to adjust my attitude and not blow the "offense" out of proportion. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. Ouch!

Back to popping the Aleve. Maybe I will have a few stiff drinks before bed tonight to numb the pain. Going to the dentist with a hangover... now that should be pleasant!


L said...

hope you feel better soon.

Jim said...

Was she blonde?
You poor baby! (Did that help?)
I had the most terrible toothache once too. I got to the dentist pretty fast. He referred me to a specialist with special equipment to see which tooth was causing the problem, and then to have the specialist do a root canal.
By the time I got in to see the specialist my toothache was gone.
I didn't go then. My toothache never returned.

Rachel said...

Oh gosh, that's terrible. A toothache is an awful pain. No way to be pleasant when you have that.

I would have been tempted to locate another dentist who would take me today. Hope tonight is better though. Hope you have some Orajel or whatever it's called. It helps for a little bit.

frustratedwriter said...

aleve and a couple of shots of vodka will fix you right up... and that drill tomorrow will let you relive the whole vodka moment... sorry about your pain. I totally understand it and hope you get relief soon, very soon!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

It always works out that way...when you need the dentist the most, he is gone or too busy...and will gladly schedule you for an appointment in 3 months.

Nothing worse than a toothache.

Tropical Screamer said...

I hope that by the time you read this you are feeling much, much better.


roosterhen said...

I hope you get some relief soon- toothaches are miserable, dastdardly things! I love your rodent pics, by the way :)

Cliff Morrow said...

May I recommend you kick a cat.
I really hope you get to feeling better soon Rhodent, because you're scaring me.