Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jaws: No Sharks, Only Pain.

By yesterday afternoon the pain in the left side of the jaw was intense, the swelling was distorting my face, so Sasha relieved me a half hour early so I could get to the walk-in medical clinic nearby.

Copious amounts of paperwork followed as I waited for 1.5 hours to be seen and diagnosed.  There is an inflammation and localized infection in the area which may be related to the recent cold, or have something to do with a dental situation. I tend to think it's the former, but will check with the dental group this week.

I was given a prescription for an antibiotic so strong it could potentially kill every living thing in my body.  We can't have that, now, can we?  Yogurt to the rescue!

The scrip is for clindamycin and the generic version set me back a whopping $157.00!!! I don't care.  I have to eat, chew, talk, and laugh, so if that's the price, I'll buy it and worry about paying for it later.  As I have mentioned many times before, I have a very low tolerance for drugs, but need to get over this pain.

There is minor, though detectable relief so far, though I am still reduced to dining on canned fruit, yogurt, and ice cream, but I am sure things will improve tomorrow. The third of a 10 day regimen should at least give me that.  We shall see.

One more pill and I can get into bed and sleep a few hours.

And so it goes.


  1. OMG! No 'marinated olives' for 10 days!

    Hope you feel better soon, W.

  2. Ditto what Peter said. Pain sucks.
    Take care and get some rest.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. Hope you're better soon. If your problem is dental, Dr. Kurt is the person to see. He saved me.


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