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18 July 2006 @ 01:24 pm
Ever so sweet...you baked it in cakes for me. What you left behind, it hurts my teeth.  
Yeah so I am going to the dentist today. Last night I'm sitting in the living room, watching Hell's Kitchen with William (quality time, I say) and my tooth starts literally KILLING ME! It isn't a tooth I've had recent troubles with at all. It is a tooth that had a cavity a million years ago (translates to about 15 years ago), was drilled, filled with stupid silver filling, and since has been just dandiful. Well last night it decided to murder the entire left side of my head. I took some heavy drugs (codeine baby!) and eventually it stopped hurting so much.

It means that I am heading to the dentist this afternoon for x-rays and possible dental work. YAY! Go me. UGH

I haven't told you people about my dental problems, have I? Not that you care to know, but when I was a baby I had infantile seizures. The doctors prescribed phenobarbitol, to be taken orally (with a dropper), to solve this problem.

Phenobarbital (also phenobarbitone) (Luminal®) is a weak acid with the chemical formula C12H12N2O3. It is a barbiturate used as a drug for its hypnotic, sedative, and anticonvulsant properties. It was widely prescribed in the 1930s and 1940s for a variety of ailments (such as epilepsy), but fell from favor after relatively more specialized hypnotics (mainly the benzodiazepines) began to appear in the 1960s. It is still routinely prescribed to dogs and cats with epilepsy.

Phenobarbitone (-ol) is now a class B controlled drug in the UK and a Schedule IV drug in the US.


How does this relate to my teeth? Well back in the 70s doctors hadn't done enough research to know what sorts of side effects that this drug would have on a little baby like me. Apparently the phenobarbital produced a condition in me that keeps my teeth from growing healthy enamel. You know, the stuff that protects your teeth, keeps them white and pretty, and generally prevents cavities. Well, I don't really have any of that. Bummer. There was a chance that my adult teeth would be fine, but alas, nope. No enamel. Therefore, I get cavities like CRAZY. Especially between my teeth, where they touch one another. And my teeth chip, especially the front ones. I really hate that.

And YES, I take very good care of my teeth. I'm an obsessive brusher/flosser/mouthwash user. I need to be. So it pisses me off when I get another cavity, especially when there are people who barely brush their teeth and get NO CAVITIES. *sigh*


Sorry to whine, but I have a toothache and I really want it GONE before I leave for Lumos next week! OMG, next week! I can remember when it was still months away.

Maybe I'll make myself happy and post my pics when I get home from the dentist. I'll need cheering, I'm sure. I mean seriously, who likes trips to the dentist?
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Kmousie: Adam and Bradkmousie on July 18th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, baby. I'm so sorry! *tosses smiling, beautiful, 4-for-4-with-4-RBIs-Adam at you*
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 18th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Well now that's a lovely thought! My man is truly amazing, isn't he?

Kmousie: Adam and Bradkmousie on July 18th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
He so is. The "Best Shortstop Ever" shirt saga continues...we had to send the first ones back because the color wasn't right, and the second set isn't quite there yet either. So booksandbasebal and I are working on it. At least the design is cute. :-)
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I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 18th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh Chanele. Trust me, go more often. It's totally worth it! I have to go often. But it doesn't even matter. No matter how often I go to the dentist I inevitably have a new cavity. Stupid teeth. I brush and floss like a fiend! And my teeth don't even care!
Buffay the Vampyre Layer: GEN Englandguest_age on July 18th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Awww, I'm sorry, hon! I hope the dentist fixes it and you feel better. Trips to the dentist suck. :/ *hug*
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 18th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I hope so too. And yes they do suck....but not as much as having this pain. If he fixes this he'll be my new best friend.

*hugs back*
Everything I know, I learned from internet pornwasted_faith on July 18th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, you poor chica. You probably have the originals, but this popped up on a google search. Does it make you feel any better? ;)

I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 18th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
*giggle* I do have the originals! But you posting it for me makes me feel infinitely better!

*hugs*

You are too sweet! ♥
wakethefallen on July 18th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Awww, that really sucks. :[ I hate going to the dentist!

I was going to post boys molesting each other to cheer you up, but apparently it's been done! And here I was feeling so creative...
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 18th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Well feel free to post them anyway! I mean, the one I've gotten already is just two pics of Brendon photoshopped together! Not that I don't love that too!



Yeah, nobody likes the dentist. Except Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors! XD
Annikabruisesonguitar on July 20th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight*

FEEL BETTER!!!

SO MUCH LOVE!!!! *mwah*

♥!
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 25th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks babe!

*clings*

Love you more. I wish you were coming with us to Vegas!

♥♥♥
Annikabruisesonguitar on July 25th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
I wish I was too!

♥ *mwah*
thirteen: synxzacky 2thirteen on July 21st, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Toothaches are the worst thing ever! I also have a bad one at the moment and just went to the dentist yesterday. According to her, everything is alright, though. Kinda hard to believe cause it still hurts like whoa every now and then. =/

Hope you're feeling better by now! & enjoy the weekend!
*hug*
I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 25th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the nice thoughts, hon. Sorry I am just now getting to this. Life is crazy sometimes.

The tooth is much better...but who the heck knows what's wrong with it!
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I AM  YOUR WIFE!eckerlilas on July 25th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, tooth problems really are UGH, you know?!?!?

I'm sorry you can't go to Lumos. Of course I'll take pictures (you have witnessed my crazy big pic posts, right?).