Friday, September 29, 2006

An Interactive Post

It seems that the pain in my jaw has had an impact on my brain functions. I don't normally have any difficulty in coming up with a limerick for any subject. At this time I can come up with the first four lines of a number of limericks about my dental dilemmas, but I have failed miserably in finishing them off with that one final line. So, using a bit of creative brain power that I have left, I decided that it might be fun to see if my blogger friends can come up with some interesting or funny final lines to the ones I have started. I finished a couple, but the rest are yours to complete...

Poor Rhodent has been in a funk
Her spirits have rapidly sunk
One thing or another
Including her mother


Rhodent's blogging has been very scant
She has not even posted a rant
A piece of her jaw
Has made her gums raw


Twas a piece so seemingly small
You'd think it would not hurt at all
But it caused so much pain
That it drove her insane
So the surgeon recieved a phone call

I finally have some relief
And I managed to keep all my teeth
The fragment of bone
That caused me to moan


Twas only a fragment of bone
That refused to leave me alone
I've taken my pills
And paid a few bills
But the reason still remains quite unknown


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Okay then. Get those creative brain cells working. You can do it!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Poor Pitiful Pearl

Yup, that's me... Poor, Pitiful Pearl. I have not been blogging of late because I have been tired of blogging about my woes. Life has been throwing me a few curve balls, but I will get through it.

To keep you up to date... I am still having problems with the bone fragments deciding to pop through my gums and cause nasty infections and a bit more pain than I care to experience on an ongoing daily basis. I went back to the oral surgeon today and had another X-ray, exam, an $85.00 bill to pay, and another appointment for a week and a half from today.

My mom has been doing fairly well physically after her brief stay at the hospital. Her mind is probably in another dimension somewhere. Currently she is on her way to Europe on a tour of the Scandinavian Capitols with a friend as part of a tour group. I made sure she got on her plane safely. I will be holding my breath for a couple of weeks until she is back in the states. I had to forego my pain pills while driving to pick her up 2 hours away, then driving another two hours to take her to the airport, and finally after getting her checked in and on her way, driving another 40 minutes home. I was not a happy camper about the pain, but I really didn't mind getting her to the airport. I would just have preferred it to be less painful!

Her friend will look after her, but the trip did not start off well. I got a frantic call on my cell phone from her friend who was supposed to meet her at the Atlanta airport. It seems she had been missing for a while. No one had seen her get off her plane and they had been looking all over for her. After an hour or so they found her sitting quietly waiting for someone to show up. I am certain that she was not a bit phased by the whole thing. I will feel like I am holding my breath, but I have faith that she will return in one piece. Her friend, on the other hand, may soon suffer from a stroke, heart attack, nervous tic or some other sort of anxiety related affliction.

Himself and I are still living in the same house even though the divorce is final. He has found a place to rent and will be moving into it in a few weeks. There has been some discussion among family about moving my mom in with me in my current home. I am still not sure that is the best plan. It also leaves me in limbo for a bit. Do I finish packing, start unpacking, or do nothing? Will I be able to afford to stay in the house? Do I want to stay in the same house?

My last paycheck was pretty sorry-looking as I had missed so much work between my mom being in the hospital and my mouth problems. The next one will not come too soon! Looks like it is a good thing that I have managed to put a bit into savings!

So that is me these days... Poor Pitiful Pearl. Now do you see why I have avoided blogging? I need to get some new material. Something a bit more pleasant. I will work on it. Right now I need to go pop another antibiotic and pain pill. Ciao!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Another Exciting Day In The Life Of Rhodent

Accentuate the positive...
I had a great night's sleep last night. I got a lot done at work today. I tried a new (to me) cereal and really liked it. The cats were glad to see me come home tonight. We had a wonderful rain storm today. Looks like we will have a couple of nice days ahead. I finished my antibiotics for the infection in my mouth tonight.

Deal with the reality...
I have started to break out in hives. I have evidently developed an allergy to the antibiotic I have been taking for the infection in my mouth. I don't think I will have a great night's sleep tonight, and I have to get up extra early tomorrow morning to get ready for a repairman in to fix some windows.

Life goes on... but I am a bit itchy at the moment.

Monday, September 18, 2006

More Boring Tooth Woes

I went to the oral surgeon on Friday morning. She looked in my mouth for 10 seconds, and then told me to continue rinsing my mouth with warm salt water, to finish my antibiotics, and return in two weeks. For that I had the pleasure of paying $65.00. The main reason that the endodontist sent me to her was to look at the jaw bone where he had cleaned out the infection. She didn't want to disturb the thin layer of skin covering the exposed bone.

The last time I had this problem it was in my back molar on the opposite side. I had pieces of dead bone sluffing off from when I had my wisdom teeth removed in 1971... over 30 years ago. The endodontist told me to make sure to tell her about that experience which happened within the past year. I did. She wasn't listening. For some reason she thought that the hole in my gums was from something I did to puncture my gum. I think I must have repeated the pertinent information 3 times. Evidently she had something more inportant to do and was out of the room in record time.

So I have been popping pain pills, trying to work, and trying to deal with what is going on with my mother at the current time. I am not sure that I want to go back to this same doctor for my next appointment. If I am going to waste another $65.00, I can think of much better things to do with that money!

This, by the way, is my excuse for being a negligent blogger... and I didn't even have to make it up!

If you want a good chuckle, stop by Cliff Morrow's Blog and read his post from Sunday, September 17th. He is a funny man!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Went to the endodontist this morning...

Still on pain pills...

and antibiotics...

I need more pain pills...

Appointment with the oral surgeon on Friday!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Could Things Be Sorting Themselves Out?

I must have done something right and your prayers must be working because some of the confusion in my life might possibly be getting clearer. Here is what is happening...

Tomorrow morning I will go back to the endodontist so that he can decide what the next step for my infected tooth and gums will be... resolution to this is a good thing... at least something will be done even if it is to pull the tooth.

I have had a couple of good conversations with my sister in California regarding my mom. What a relief! My sister now understands better what the situation is with my mom and is willing to let me take the lead with decisions about her care since I am the one here and having to deal with everything. After the doctor visit today and the news that she cannot drive, my mom is beginning to realize that she will need to make some adjustments.

Himself was quite helpful over the past few days... including driving me up to Dunnellon and picking up my mom to take her to the doctor in Ocala since I could not drive while taking the pain meds for my mouth. He also surprised me by making a very helpful suggestion regarding housing for me and for my mom. I will not go into it just yet, but I did talk to my sister about his idea and she agrees. Once I have it all clearer in my mind I will post something about it. Hopefully it will work out, and my life will be much more sane.

So, thank you all for the prayers, and please don't stop!

My friend Rosie has been investigating the blogosphere and may soon have her own blog up and going. I will post a link to her blog as soon as I have her blog address. Right now I am off to read your blogs which I have been missing the last couple of days!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ok, If I Yell Uncle Will It Stop?

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It has been a tough week so this will be a short post. My mother went into the emergency clinic on Tuesday night and was transferred to the hospital on Wednesday morning. I have been up there spending most of my time waiting to talk to doctors and trying to explain what is going on to my mother and listening to my sister in California who thinks she knows better than I do what should be done... according to her-- nothing, since everything is fine. Right.

On top of that, one of my back teeth on which I have had a root canal and gold crown work, is giving me quite a bit of pain. No nerves in the tooth so I figure it must be some sort of infection. Yay. I have missed three and a half days of work... non-paid since all my remaining vacation time is booked for the November cruise.

Now I know that there are a lot of people out there who have it worse than me. Things could be worse, but I still want sympathy. I think I have had enough to deal with over the past year. Uncle. Uncle. UNCLE! The tooth pain on top of everything else is making me crazy.

I will post more when I can get my head clear again. Have a good weekend!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

D-Day Rhodent Style

I have been a deliquent blogger, but I did tell you I would be taking a break. I'm back. I have news...

My divorce became final on August 30th!!!

Oh yay! Oh Yay!

Something just doesn't seem quite right... WE are still living together in the same house! How did this happen? I am still looking for a place to buy. Himself just started to look for a place to rent. WE are still trying to get the house ready to put up for sale. Somehow things seem to be backwards. Oh well, at least ONE important thing got completed!

I will post again soon... probably on Monday since tomorrow I am picking my mom up at the airport and taking her home to Dunnellon. It will be a long day.

In the meantime...

I am looking for a recipe for scones.
If anyone out there has a good recipe please share!

Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday if Monday is your holiday to celebrate!