Friday, 15 May 2009
How can this possibly hurt so much?
We know the familiar throbbing feeling that starts as a mildly irritating pain. We take a couple of paracetamols just to take the edge of, but we know that this is just the beginning of untold misery. The paracetamols wear off and the pain seems slighly worse. thats when we raid the pill cabinet to see if you have any ibuprofen left over from the last time this took over your life. Luckily you will probably find a couple and perhaps take them just before you go to bed hoping you will wake up in the morning and the pain has miraculously gone. You do wake up but it 3.43 a.m with the most terrible awful pain and you have taken the last ibuprofens, so its time for alternative pain relief, gargling with ice water takes it off for a few seconds so thats no god damn use..you contemplate overdosing on paracetamols because in your pain addled mind it would be easier that way! luckily you have some clove oil in your cupboard that is 4 years old, you know that you probably should'nt use it but you do anyway. You sit there wondering if tesco is still open and if it is do they sell pliers because you are getting to the stage now where anything would do including pulling the fucking thing out of your head. You ring NHS direct and pretend you have chest pains just so they will get you into an emergency dentist. If this sounds like you then you are not alone, no honestly you are not....Welcome to the world of toothache