I haven’t been around, not because I didn’t want to be here, but I have not been well.
Remember this post?
Well at the end of March I got “sick” again. The headaches didn’t let up and the pain in my face was getting worse and worse. After drinking a box of Advil in five days, I realised it had to be more than just sinus.
Off to the GP I went and he took x-rays, but there was no sign of sinus. He wanted to do an MRI but a specialist has to request it. So he made an appointment with the ENT.
I am not scared of Doctors, however, after the experience with the ENT I have come to the conclusion that I am terrified of her!
She did an internal examination of my sinus cavity and I was so swollen inside that it felt like she was slicing into my brain. All she said was breathe and no matter how I breathed it was sore.
Her conclusion was that there was a growth in my sinuses and wanted to operate but said I first needed to go for a CT scan because of the fact that I was so tender.
After paying R 1 600 as co-payment for the CT scan and R 850 for the first appointment with the ENT I am officially broke… even though I have a medical aid. But that’s a story for another day.
But thanks to the CT scan, this is what they found:
That bubble is a cyst on my one tooth. The same tooth that got a crown last year…
That meant that I had to go back to the Dentist… the first place I visited months ago.
So last Friday afternoon, the Dentist drilled a hole in the tooth to the cyst and once he got to the bubble, the cyst started draining immediately.
He said to keep the hole open for the weekend and he instructed me to come back the Monday morning to plug the hole.
An open tooth the whole weekend? Let me tell you, it was NOT fun. Foooookin hell it was sore.
He plugged it on Monday morning before work and I had to go back yesterday to start with the filling, but on Wednesday my face was aching and the headache was back. The pressure was building. Got back yesterday and he opened the plug…
It drained, and drained, and drained. He sucked the stuff out with that machine of his and then it drained some more.
He was really shocked. He didn’t do the filling, he said to leave the hole open till Tuesday. He gave me an antibiotic this time too.
So I am sitting here, with a tender tooth, a swollen face and eating anything is difficult because I can only chew on one side again. Oh and the best part? I am cashless for the weekend. *major facepalm*
Anyways, at least it is only a cyst and nothing more serious. Thank God.
Let’s hope everything works out otherwise he’ll have to take he tooth, which is luckily towards the back of my mouth. Somehow, I don’t think the tooth fairy is gonna reward me for this.
Anyways, let me go have my antibiotic.
Enjoy your long weekend.
PS, love looking at my CT scan… amazing how awesome the human body is. 😊