Aw, who'm I kidding? I'm a whiner, at least sometimes.
The recurring I-don't-know-why inflammation thing in my upper right jaw, where a tooth root punched through the bone years ago (resulting in the loss of two teeth, various surgeries, arguments with oral surgeons about there being a hole in the bone and weren't they apologetic when they found it?) has opened up again and is extremely painful. It's been ramping up since Thursday or so, when some kind of lesion opened up in the middle of the scar and has gotten steadily worse. Ibuprofen and salt-water rinses aren't helping much.
I'm going to try to get into my dentist's early this morning, so 'scuse me if I'm scarce. Actually writing this Sunday evening and preparing to go back to bed, 'cos I sure can't get much done awake.
Darned if I know what this is. The hole in the bone has been patched up twice and the docs -- an oral surgeon-endodontist (dentist)/ENT-surgeon (M.D.) -- were very careful to biopsy everything and have it looked over. Nothing unusual turned up. But it keeps coming back. It'd been pretty infrequent and mild. This time it's not mild.
0533 ETA: Or maybe not "off to the dentist." It appears to have been snowing steadily most of the night and just getting to work could be challenge enough.
2044 ETA: Didn't go. Weather was too poor. Took Vitamin I and kept my tongue off it and while things were neither "hunky-dory" nor were they "jake," it worked out. --For those who are late to the story, this particular misadventure began well over a decade ago and the worst of it stretched out over the first 4 or 5 years. It's long past and a round dozen specialists couldn't fix it, so don't you start. It just is. It's like ugly wedding-gift furniture, something to be lived with.
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