Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I got chills, they're multiplyin'

I haven't been feeling the best over the last week. My back has been sore for a while now and then on Friday, right before a Very Important Meeting, I was cleaning the conference table at work and put my back out completely. Then I had to sit through the 8 hour meeting and pretend nothing was wrong. Though I might have looked weird when I was constantly asking my colleagues to pass things to me or plug things in for me or when I had to ask someone to pick up my handbag for me at lunch...

I thought that was bad enough, then one of my wisdom teeth got infected on Saturday. This happens quite regularly because I need all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out, but it is going to be $2000 out of pocket to get this done, and I just don't have that kind of money right now. So this time it got so badly infected that I got sick, chills, fevers, nausea, dizziness and shaking for the past 3 days. I got some antibiotics from an incredibly unhelpful doctor who wanted to give me antidepressants, even though I had no symptoms of depression...

I am just starting to feel slightly better today, but I have taken the day off since I was up all night dripping in sweat. I'll definitely go back to work tomorrow, mostly because I have a midday appointment with my lap band doctor, which is right by work. I am dying to get some more restriction in my band because I am still able to eat far too much, I really can't remember the last time I felt full. These small portions are killing me!!!


  1. Awwww hon, I hope you feel better, I got my wisdom teeth out years ago, not fun !!!!! Hugs Lisa

  2. Yikes! Infected gums are NO fun. I've been there. This really helped me until I was able to get my wisdom teeth out. There are these flossers that look a little like bottle brushes -- under $3 at a drug store. Buy them and a tiny bottle of tea tree oil (around $8). Dip the brushpicks in tea tree oil and work them in between your teeth. After a few days, you'll see a HUGE difference.

    Hope this helps you.

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon! Wisdom teeth are the worst! I had mine all ripped out a couple years ago. Not fun.


  4. i had my whizzies out in hospital under a general.

    the back up drugs nearly sent me to rehab.

    good times...


  5. Oh babe none of this is very good. I do hope you are feeling 100% better by now. How is everything going?

    How did you go at the Doctors?

  6. Hope your back is better soon, and that your infection clears up quickly.

  7. How horrible! Next time the doc offers various drugs though, grab all you can get and then sell them on the streets -- you'll have $2000 in no time!

    Hope you're feeling better soon

  8. Hells Bells.. infected teeth can be the worst kind of pain and on top of a thrown out back - well, how are you still standing? I hope it all sorts soon.. I really feel for you.

  9. LOL @ Jay

    Hope you are feeling better.

    PS thanks for sorting that GF win for me :0) !!!!!


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