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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Toothy Troubles at Easter

Firstly a big thank you to all who commented on my last post regarding breadmaking.  You had me smiling, giggling and laughing out loud as many of you, it seems, have been in the same boat at some time.  From doorstops (Kim) to hockey pucks (Jackie) you all know how it feels to fail!  Thanks so much for the tips too.  I won't give up.......yet... ;)

I haven't posted for almost a week but we have had a bit of a trauma.  After having a certain tooth filled several times over the years along with emergency trips to the dentist when the filling broke or came out completely, OH was persuaded that it finally needed to come out.  His own dentist couldn't (or wouldn't?) do it so he was referred to another surgery ( a big dental chain) in a town further out of our area.  His appointment duly arrived (Tuesday last) and I drove him to the surgery.  He was due to have an intravenous sedative as well as cocaine injections so I had to stay and drive him home.  Golly, was he woozy afterwards!  I knew I couldn't support his weight as he is almost 6 feet tall to my 5' 3" so we had to sit it out in a waiting room afterwards for almost an hour.  Fast forward 24 hours and he was in pain and convinced that something was wrong.  A dash back to the surgery revealed that he had an infection in the extraction site.  Where on earth had that come from? and so quickly too?   He has now been given a course of strong antibiotics which seem to have done nothing to resolve the problem.  He finds it difficult eat anything so everything has to be either mashed or soup and the pain is waking him up during the night.  Paracetamol only seem to dull the pain for a couple of hours.  He's working over the whole of Easter and has gone in today but I keep expecting him to come home early.  I only hope that work can take his mind off the pain a bit.



To cap it all the extraction cost £56.40 so BOOM! that's our £50 rainy day money spent :/  And NO! it wasn't eating my bread that did it !!  LOL

As it has been difficult to meal plan and be cost effective this week, almost the whole budget has been spent therefore:

Week 2 £49.57

Bargains this week include 3 packs of veg from Morrisons for £1 and a pack of 3 good sized leeks for 20p from Asda which resulted in a big pan of leek and potato soup for the invalid (tasty even if I say so myself!)   I won't need to feed visitors this weekend as they are on holiday.  That can only be good thing for the budget at the moment..... :(



Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone and thanks so much for popping in and commenting.  I really appreciate it x

20 comments:

  1. Ouch your poor hubby, I had a tooth out before we moved, and bugger I was in agony for days so I really do sympathise with him.
    Happy Easter.xx

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    1. It's horrible isn't it. Bad enough the extraction but now an infected gum too :( Thanks for the heads up on the 20p leeks Marlene. They made wonderful soup x

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    2. I shall be making some as well, x

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  2. Nothing worse than tooth ache, I hope hubby feels better, on the plus, once it clears up, he won't get any more pain from tooth or cost of dealing with it.

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  3. Oh, your poor hubby! I hope the antibiotics do their thing and he's feeling better very soon.
    Thanks to Marlene's tip off I managed to get some of the 20p leeks too and also have plans for some soup.
    Have a lovely Easter. X

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    1. Thank you Jules x And yes, the leeks were tasty!

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  4. Ouch and Ouch. Hope the antibiotics work soon

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  5. Sounds like quite the ordeal your poor hubby had. I hope he doesn't have a dry socket. I've never heard of getting cocaine injections before-is this common over there? Hope he's feeling better soon.

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    1. I fear that might be the case Janice :( Cocaine was always used in the past to numb the pain before dental work but something else could well be used these days. I used the old fashioned expression, possibly erroneously :?

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  6. I do feel for your husband...it sounds awful.
    Hope you have managed to have a good weekend though-x-

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    1. Thanks Sheila, but he's still in pain today (Monday) x

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  7. That's sounds horrible and painful, I hope your hubby recovers quickly xxx

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  8. Teeth, they are a pin to get, a pain to get rid of and a pain all the time you have them. My generation suffered from too much work from dentists, oh to have Hollywood teeth without the Hollywood price tag.

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  9. Oooh.. tooth pain like that must be HORRIBLE. I hope that it's all starting to calm down now. Jx

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    1. Not yet Jan. I think it will be another visit to the surgery tomorrow (Tuesday) x

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  10. Nothing worse than a tooth pain that just will not go away. Hope he finds relief very soon.

    God bless.

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