Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Do you ever just feel like if it isn't one thing it is another? That is how I feel at the moment. Like my girl Cinderella Big Butt, I have had some horrendous mouth/jaw pain that has turned out to be my wisdom teeth being impacted and infected. The pain started on Friday but I had a weekend away in Echuca for my girlfriend's birthday so I didn't have time to see a dentist until Tuesday.

It may sound weird, but I have had an extreme fear of going to the dentist, not because of normal reasons, but because of my fat. It was just one more possibly awkward situation that I wanted to avoid. The last time I went to the dentist was about 8 years ago and that was an emergency because I sculled a bottle of Jim Beam and passed out face first on a BBQ and smashed my face and teeth in. I haven't been able to drink any kind of scotch or whisky since, it just turns my stomach at the thought of it.

Anyway, I went off on a tangent. Like most of my fat phobias, it turned out to be completely unwarranted and irrational. I can't tell you how lovely the dentist and his staff were to me and I felt totally comfortable. The only thing that was uncomfortable was the cost. The dentist has recommended that I get all four wisdom teeth taken out before Christmas because of the infection and they are just going to continue to get infected and be painful. I am not covered for wisdom teeth on my health insurance for another few months, so I will just have to wait it out. I am just so glad that I am covered at all because I only just took out health insurance. I am on antibiotics for the infection which has put a dampener on my weekend plans, who wants to attend a dress up party sober?

So I should take a leaf out of Cinderella Big Butt's book and be positive because 99.99% of my posts these days are whiny. So here is some stuff that makes me happy...

~ My jaw is so swollen that I couldn't eat even if I wanted to, which makes being on this liquid diet much easier.

~ Only 16 work days until the Christmas holidays.

~ I finally have a house that is big enough to put up a Christmas tree, which I'll be doing on the weekend. Yay!

~ Optifast now makes a strawberry flavoured shake which is soooo much better then the chocolate.

~ The weather has been perfect for some gorgeous evening walks around my new neighbourhood.

~ Gossip Girl, ANTM, 90210 and so many other cheesy American TV shows that I love are all starting for the non-ratings summer line up- I love trashy TV.


  1. Well if it makes you feel better, a Dr Karl book I read a while ago about various myths said that the no alcohol on anti biotics thing is a myth and came about back when they thought anti biotics could cure AIDS (or maybe it was some other STD?) - doctors would tell patients they couldn't drink while taking the anti biotics to prevent them from sleeping around while drunk!

  2. Hi there lovely! Just popped in to let you know that my blog's not private any more so please come over and visit me any time... my last post was a whiney one too so don't feel bad! I'd love to catch up again soon!

  3. I'd be whinging too! That's damn bad luck. Hope the antibiotics help.

  4. Gah! That sounds awful, I hate going to the dentist too. Still, its good you can look on the bright side.

  5. Ohh, that sounds very painful, better out than in, so they say!

    And, thankyou for your very lovely comments on my blog today....only I accidentlly rejected instead of puplishing them and I cant find them now.

    I am doing the comment moderation thingy to try and trick my hubby who keeps leaving comments....on my blog...hello, I'm right here, just talk to me!!
    Ahhhh, issues!

    Hope you feel better soon.
    xxx Gypsy

  6. I totally feel for you, impacted wisdom teeth are the pits...

    AS someone who has that pain to look forward to, but refuses to have them taken out until she can't open her mouth any more...

    oh and i'm sure a glass or two won't hurt!!!, might be all you need with the antibiotics!

  7. Love your honesty about the whole bourbon

    I know the widom tooth dilemma, i spent a miserable new year's eve at home once year in excrutiating pain. A trip to the dentist on New Years Day proved to be an expensive exercise but he could have saved on the anaesthetic by simply knocking me out with a blow to the head by a blunt instrument. Anything would have been better than that tooth pain!!

    Good to hear the optifast is going ok. I think you are super!!

  8. Hope your pegs are feeling a little better. Have fun putting up your tree :0)

  9. Gosh. I have to get all 4 wisdome teeth taken out& a root canal on Monday. I am petrified. i know the pain that you talk about. I was put on vicodin and I'm still in pain. Gosh. It sucks.

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  11. Oh you're not alone there - I love trashy TV too :-) And isn't it great to just kick back and watch it over the Christmas holidays?

    In my experience the cost is usually the most painful thing about going to the dentist but I understand where you're coming from with the phobia, I have heaps of them too (and more often than not they are proven to be unfounded).

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  12. Oh no, you poor darling! :( :(

    I do like your happy list though. We only have a teensy christmas tree and I'd just love to have room to put up a big one :)



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