I seriously can't take the mouth pain anymore! I've been having all these tooth issues, one tooth has a temporary filling and needs a crown and the other tooth directly under it is getting dental surgery this Thursday.
So my teeth have hurt for almost a month. My mouth hurts every single day. Some days it's not so bad and some days I pop Tylenol like candy (well, OK, not like candy. I'm married to a pharmacist, I take medication dosing very seriously, lol). I've dealt with it, I just suck it up and try not to let it drive me nuts. It's fine.
And then yesterday I woke up with a monster canker sore way back on the side of my tongue, right next to the teeth that hurt. UGHHHHH. Seriously? It hurts so bad I want to cry. I can't eat, it hurts to talk, it hurts to swallow and it wakes me up at night. Every time my tongue moves the canker sore hits the tooth that hurts.
Normally a canker sore would not put me over the edge but after all the rest of the mouth pain and all the tooth drama in the past month, I swear I'm about ready to lose it. I've got to get rid of this stupid canker sore by Thursday so that it's not there when I have my gums all cut up and stitches in my mouth right next to it, which, by the way, I am dreading so fiercely that you have no idea. STITCHES! In my MOUTH! I'm such a baby about this sort of thing.
So today I'm mostly cranky and trying super hard not to be cranky. I've been trying every single canker sore remedy I can come up with this evening and so far nothing is helping much. I keep putting numbing gel on it, but it only lasts for a few minutes. I'm taking Lysine, which is supposed to help, so we'll see what that does. I even put salt on because the Internet says it helps. Yikes.
But mostly, I'm just cranky and tired of my mouth hurting. I'm hoping my dental surgery comes with heavy narcotics because all this mouth pain can seriously bite me.
And that is the overly dramatic, cranky update on my life. Join me next time when I promise to suck it up and stop whining. We can all hope, right?! :)