Tolkien, artist

Hellish Weekend

 This was a weekend from hell. Saturday was filled with pain from my tooth, but also because a dear friend of more than 25 years basically told me to jump off a bridge and that she wanted nothing more to do with me. I was absolutely shocked and still am.



I would love to give in to anger and rant, rave, and bitch, but that would only be giving in to more of the pain that exists in the world and I refuse to do that. Instead, I'll honor her request, take her out of my life, and try not to hold her irrational behavior against her. Much easier said than done, though, and it caused me a lot of stress. Stress that came out in...

Funeral of a Friend

It's a funeral for a friendship, so I am placing a
lovely memorial stone on it. R I P

Pain. Pain from my tooth - I'm suddenly starting to be really happy that I can get this taken care of on Wednesday. I don't think I got more than two hours of sleep in a row for the entire night, waking up in so much pain I was rocking with it and tears were falling. Mid-night, I finally gave up and took more pain pills. Then I was finally able to sleep until a little after 8 am, even though I did wake up several more times. Last night I only took two pain pills and managed to sleep relatively well, waking at midnight, but then going back to sleep until my alarm awakened me. I'm still upset about my friend, but a day off has allowed the worst of the pain to begin healing. And playing LOTRO for much of the day yesterday, hooking up with one of my fic-friends in-game was wonderful and very helpful. Now I need to rewrite the story I wanted to post on Wednesday. I'm VERY not happy with it. I'm going to scrap more than 90% of it and rewrite, it will be much better as a result. It's the beginning of a new week, let's all hope for a good one.
  • Current Location: Huddled in my Blankie
  • Current Mood: confused confused
  • Current Music: Jeremiah Clarke - The Prince of Denmark's March
How sad for you that someone you have seen for so long as your friend would behave like that.

As for the toothache - take everything you can! Something I know is also done by other nurses of my generation for severe toothache is to take standard pain killers every four hours, and ibuprofen every four hours on the half-way points.

Our reasoning? For twenty years or so ibuprofen was prescribed only as an anti-inflammatory and so we dished it out with the painkillers - therefore we have no worries about it being over-kill! Also its anti-inflammatory effect is really useful if you have something like an abscess on the tooth.
CW - Thank you so much for your comments and advice. I have been taking Aleve during the day, and a codeine pain killer at night, and it works, usually. I am usually fairly drug resistant, and I always enjoyed the downers, so I react well to them. But I still wake up in pain during the night, probably because of stress building up in my jaw which transfers to my tooth. It sucks. I really need Wednesday to get here already so that I can get this taken care of and continue on my next detour of life :-)

- Erulisse (one L)