It's just after 3 am, I woke up with my mouth and face hurting and can't get back to sleep, I've taken some pain meds and am downstairs on the computer whilst the meds get to work. Hopefully, once they kick in, I can go back to bed and sleep again.
Thank you again for comments....Scarlet, OMG!! How utterly brutal, I cannot imagine how you got through that, and can't get over how sadistic that man was. Pam, I had to think for a minute what on earth you meant, but then remembered old Mr Grainger from Menswear in the TV series...the dentist was nothing like him though, haha. Yes, I guess it was the anaesthetic that tasted disgusting, along with some blood. Have to say though, it didn't taste as bad as having the abscess drained...that was vile (as Scarlet knows!). Mrs, I've never had a baby so couldn't compare the pain to that, but I can tell you I'd much rather have a migraine, backache or the awful Achilles Tendonitis I had a couple of years ago, all of which are very painful, but not as bad as the abscess.
I've had a look inside my mouth and have a round blackish spot slightly smaller than a 5p piece on my gum, where the abscess was. Yuck. It's sore, but bearable. Whereas the abscess pain itself was making me almost delirious, it hurt so much.
So in the space of 4 days I've been to the GP, 2 different hospitals A&E departments (the first one didn't have the facilities to treat the abscess, as they're only a minor injuries unit, and could only give me codeine) and the dentist...and I have the GP again tomorrow as a follow up to last week, unrelated to my teeth. And husband has the dentist on Friday, and a hospital appointment next week.
A quiet, boring, uneventful week would be wonderful.