I Should Be In Bed…

long time. I was finally seen around 7:30, and by 8:00 I was on my way to the emergency dental clinic. All this on the one hour of sleep I’d had since waking up at 7:30am on Friday morning. I caught small snatches of sleep between getting to the clinic and the time they finally saw me. According to the X-rays they took, it’s just an infection. But my options were to either A) take antibiotics and hope that it helps, or B) see a root canal specialist. Since I’m relying on the county healthcare system, and the specialist is not in that system, I can’t afford option B, so I took my prescriptions for Penicillin and Naprosyn back to Santa Clara Valley Med Center and then went to lunch. After lunch I went home for a nap – only slept for 3 hours – and back down to SVMC to pick up my meds. With all the pain in my jaw, I didn’t get back to sleep until about 12:30am on Sunday morning. I learned something on Saturday though. Naprosyn really doesn’t do anything for me as far as killing pain. I put it away and am taking the Advil. I’m stretching it out as far as possible because I really don’t want to overdo it. I woke up Sunday morning at 8:00 and my jaw wasn’t very sore. I managed to find some Cream of Rice and had a nice soft-foods breakfast. Took more antibiotics and advil. By 11:00 though, my jaw was in pain again. I held off as long as possible, but ended up taking more advil at noon. I laid down about 12:30-ish, and the next thing I know it’s 8:00pm. My tooth’s been pretty mild since – respectively speaking – but is still very sore. I’m hoping that the antibiotics will have kicked in enough by the time I go to my first class today that I will be able to pay attention to what’s going on. And then I have my evening class at 7:00pm. I really don’t want to miss any of my classes this week… or be late to them. I enrolled in them two months ago now. I made sure that I wasn’t on any waiting lists. I don’t want to have to be on any waiting lists. I had a dream that I slept through my first English class and was late to my Network Essentials class in the evening. I can vividly remember how disappointed I was that I missed the classes. The thought running through my head was, “This is just like when I was at MJC back in the early 90’s. I failed then, and I’m on the way to failure now.” I really do NOT want that to happen this time. So no matter what, I’ll be in my classes in the morning. 🙂 Anyway… That’s enough from me for now. I’m going to bed now. Thanks for visiting and Keep Coming Back!!!]]>

2 thoughts on “I Should Be In Bed…”

  1. Now you =have= the maturity and determination to succeed and this time you =will= do it – there’s no dobt about that!
    Love ya’!
    Ol’ Dad

  2. Thanks pop. Yeah, I’ve found that it’s very easy to just walk over to the library as soon as class ends and lose myself in my homework for 3 hours at a time. (Such was the case this afternoon!)

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