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10th-Jan-2009 08:07 pm
I'm gonna be an asshat and start with the bad news, lol:

I went to the ER yesterday because of a severe toothache. It was the worst I have ever had! Tylenol and Ibuprofen couldn't do a thing for me. I knew it was infected, but I couldn't go to a dentist since I no longer have one and I don't have any money, either. I had a dentist, but he did such a crappy job with my braces (and now I will need them for a second time), so I don't want to go to him anymore. I've been having problems with one of my bottom molars on and off for several years, and when I told this dentist about it, he pretty much ignored it. He gave me antibiotics once, but that's it. Well, that same damn tooth got infected and now my bottom-left jaw is swollen. The hospital gave me a prescription for Vicodin and Penicillin, and told me to take a specific amount of Ibuprofen each day.

Yesterday was horrible for me. I went to the ER at 12:30am, and didn't get home until almost 5am. I was still in a lot of pain since the Vicodin they gave me didn't really kick in yet, but it made me feel really sleepy. I took the other meds and then went to sleep. I had to wake up a 10am so I could go to a job interview. Well, the side-effects from the meds and the pain from my tooth were kicking my ass, so I couldn't go. I called the place a few time to see if I could reschedule, but the line was busy. My mom was at work and she continued to call me to see if I went to the interview. I told her that I just couldn't go. I was feeling very weak and dizzy and I was shaking so terribly. My jaw became very swollen, and I couldn't speak very clearly. Also, I was crawling around on the floor instead of walking. I cried my eyes out, because I really, really, really wanted to go to the interview. My mom was telling me to go, even if I were to pass out, because this was my last chance to get this job, she claimed. That pissed me off, especially since I was trying to call the place all morning to reschedule. Anyway, someone finally picked up when I called again, and I rescheduled for today.

Today I felt wonderful, and went to the interview. My jaw was still noticeably swollen, but I didn't care. lol I got the job. Finally, right?! lol The fucked up thing, though, is that it's a position in a bakery at a Super Target... The last job I had, which I hated, was at a bakery at another Super Target. lol Hopefully this store is more organized and fun. I wanted a position in human resources, but they filled those positions already. I start in about five weeks, so yay! I took the drug test, and I'm happy to say that I know I will pass this time. lol!

Well, my tooth no longer hurts, but I have an abscess on my gum under my infected tooth and I have another one on my jawbone. I have a dentist in mind that I want to go to, but I have to see if they'll see me since I don't have any money right now. I hope they can, because I need them to drain these abscesses, re-do this failed root canal, and I will need braces again. I'll call them Monday.

Ciao! :-)
11th-Jan-2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Auch, siento mucho lo de tu diente:
Espero mejore tu infeccion.
Tambien te deseo mucha suerte en tu nuevo trabajo!!!!
11th-Jan-2009 03:30 am (UTC)
No me duele ahora. :-D
¡Gracias, chica!
11th-Jan-2009 04:42 am (UTC)
hope ur jaw gets better :-)
11th-Jan-2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Thanks, hun. :-)
11th-Jan-2009 07:51 am (UTC)
massive congratulations on your job. you fucking rock. now you can get some money to take care of yourself and get education or a better job and out of the crappy home situation. lots of love xoxox
12th-Jan-2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
11th-Jan-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Good for you for getting the job! You go girl! May it be a good place to work and spend your time :)

Sorry to hear about the tooth troubles! Ouch... {{hugs}}
12th-Jan-2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope I'll like it. :-)
12th-Jan-2009 08:33 am (UTC)
eat lots of fiber (even take fiber as a supplement) while you are on vicodin. it can cause fecal impaction if you don't! just a warning from personal experience. congrats on getting the job and dealing with that interview while in such pain. =).
13th-Jan-2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Okay, awesome. I wasn't sure how to take care of that problem, and now I know. lol

Thanks a lot!
12th-Jan-2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats.....I am so glad you got a job. This will help you so much. Maybe you will be able to move to human resources once you get your foot in the door. I am also glad your tooth no longer hurts. I hate dentist and I hate tooth pain. I didn't go to a dentist for 13 years because I didn't have insurance or money. There is a place in Pittsuburg which is 3 hours from me that does free dental work but never wanted to drive that far. I finally went and the doctor scraped my teeth and boy did that hurt. He said I had alot of plaque on my teeth. I hope you are able to get the dental work done. Again I am very happy for you. It sounds like this year is going to be a good year....
13th-Jan-2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think it will be a good year after all. :-)

I have a dentist appointment with a new dentist tomorrow, and it will cost $207 that I currently don't have, but luckily they accept post-dated checks. Phew! lol
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