Interstellar Adventures

July 10, 2007

Ow, Ow, Ow…

Filed under: Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 9:51 pm

Monday I had a root canal redone. Ow. My bottom lip was completely numb, and I was numb from my hairline to halfway down my neck, and all the way to my ear. It didn’t hurt then. Monday night wasn’t too bad. Tuesday morning I woke up with my jaw throbbing. Ouch. The 800mg ibuprofen didn’t hardly touch the pain all day. I have to go back in two weeks to finish the fill. I hope it stops hurting before then.

The kids have been gone for 11 days. I’m missing them bunches. I’ve seen them both briefly a couple of times. Thursday I get them for dinner and to spend the night. Can’t wait!

I spent the evening filling out forms and writing letters for Pop’s change of address and change of direct deposit. Oh, and getting his email set up. Had to upgrade his Hotmail to Hotmail Plus so that I could set up the POP3 connection to Outlook Express. That was not an intuitive process. The upgrade I mean. Plus I think the service wasn’t working, because I went through the same process 3 times before it finally worked. At least Pop’s online now. It was cute watching him peck out emails with one finger. I mean, he has nine others, but seems only one works for typing.

It’s still raining. Just not as much. Rather we’re having brief but intense downbursts. Instead of raining all day, it’s raining really hard for 30 minutes to an hour. At least it’s saving me on my water bill.

Nick and I spent the 4th of July with our brand-new pole saw. We gave our backyard monster tree a major trimming, cutting off two major branches and clearing a lot of low-hanging stuff. In fact, we filled up our driveway and side yard with the trimmings. After spending 5+ hours cutting, lugging and clearing, we were too tired to finish cutting the pieces down to size. Boy were we surprised and happy when the city came and took it all off as-is! And when the first 4-man crew held up the oncoming 4-man crew, all 8 of them were hauling the stuff off. We were doing the happy dance inside as they drove off.

I didn’t get as many other projects going as I would have liked, but I think we’re well on our way to making progress. Nick finished sheetrocking our shower. Well, mostly finished. He has a few trim pieces to put up before I can really start tiling, but he’s 95% finished.

The Vicodin I took 20 minutes ago still hasn’t kicked in enough. Hurry hurry, please. It hurrrrts. I’m whining. Yes I am.



  1. Urgh. I’m sorry! The whole time I was reading that first paragraph I was saying “ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch” out loud.

    You mean, sometimes they have to re-do root canals? *shudder*

    Keep us updated on Pop 🙂

    Comment by Bone — July 10, 2007 @ 11:20 pm |Reply

  2. Owie! I hope the pain goes away pronto!

    Comment by JustCara — July 11, 2007 @ 1:43 am |Reply

  3. OMG I’m so sorry about the pain. UGH.

    The saw sounds fun, though 😉

    Comment by ben — July 11, 2007 @ 6:45 am |Reply

  4. Well one good thing is that the kids arent around while you are in pain. Because it would probably be ten times worse

    Comment by Sparky Duck — July 11, 2007 @ 9:08 am |Reply

  5. Yowch! I hope you feel better soon!

    Comment by Gypsy — July 11, 2007 @ 10:11 am |Reply

  6. EW! I’ve only had one root canal and they are hateful! I do like the drugs you get with them though, but not the Vicoden. That stuff is nasty. It makes me feel like I”m on a roller coaster, and not in a good way. Keep up with the drugs, that’s all you can do. Ugh, I feel sorry for you! Glad to see you guys are being productive and haven’t just locked yourselves in the bedroom the entire time the kids were gone. Not that that wouldn’t be productive! 😉

    Comment by carnealian — July 11, 2007 @ 2:59 pm |Reply

  7. Owie!!! Hope the pain goes away soon. I had a root canel once and it is not something I want to repeat.

    Comment by Nancy — July 11, 2007 @ 7:23 pm |Reply

  8. I HATE root canals! I hope the Vicodin started working soon 🙂

    Comment by Jen — July 12, 2007 @ 5:56 am |Reply

  9. A root canal re-done! Ouch. I’ve had the original root canal done and that was enough to make me never want to go to the dentist again and just let my teeth rot away. Ugh!

    Comment by Jolynn — July 12, 2007 @ 2:03 pm |Reply

  10. I’m glad things are still going well with your father. And I hope you’re nice and drugged by now! If you ever get too frustrated with hotmail (which I used to use), I would highly recommend gmail (which I now use). It’s much more user friendly.

    Comment by Optimist Under Siege — July 12, 2007 @ 4:12 pm |Reply

  11. I have never had a root canal. I am going to get Novocain for the first time in a few weeks & I am nervous about that. I hope that you feel much better very soon.

    Comment by thebluestbutterfly — July 12, 2007 @ 10:35 pm |Reply

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