A Dreaded Monday

I am not looking forward to today. I have to go in for a root canal. Actually, my dentist said he was going to start a root canal. The only other time I had a root canal, it was all done at once, so I am not sure what he meant. Either way, I don’t think this will be a pleasant experience. I don’t know how I even got an abscessed tooth. 

I hope, though, that this procedure will give me some relief. As you may know, I have been doing much better with my migraines since I had my first set of Botox injections. This weekend, however, has been a different story. I have had a migraine since Friday night. It became nearly unbearable Saturday night, and when I woke Sunday morning, I was in complete agony. Luckily, I had some migraine medicine to take Saturday night, but it was the last of my pills, so I had to get it refilled yesterday morning. I was able to take the pill and take a short nap, which relieved my headache tremendously. I still went to bed last night with a slight headache, but nothing on the scale of what I’d experienced over the weekend.

Since I have a dental appointment today, I doubt I will feel like working afterward. So, I took today as a sick day. I know that nobody likes to go to the dentist, but I really hate going. I always have difficulty breathing through my nose when my mouth is open and someone has their hands in my mouth. I feel like I am suffocating the whole time. Wish me luck that this will be quick and easy, though I suspect it won’t be. I dread this so much.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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