Friday, 26 October 2007

Day 185

Just can't chew anymore it's just too painful. I tried soft bread this morning but had to chew it with my front teeth and that took me a loooooog time. I've given up on solids ... have been reduced to things that don't require chewing and they have to be at room temperature.

I'm really lucky we're on half-term break, I don't know how I would cope if I were lecturing this week.

Decided to ditch dentist No. 2, the one who expected me to live in pain for two weeks, then pay £2,250 and went back to dentist No. 1 - the one that mis-diagnosed me. He had the nerve to be testy about his own failure to diagnose me accurately. He stood there looking at the x-rays he took back in July, mumbling that x-rays don't always show a problem and blaming the fact that I have white fillings which are not as durable as silver, for the decay he missed. (Then we got into a little exchange about my choice of white filings instead of the mercury ones) I hate a man who can't admit his mistakes or accept my decisions. Urrrrr!!!

At least he can get to work on me on Monday and God knows I am desperate for relief. Then I'll know whether I need a filling or root-canal. I don't have much faith in him obviously, so I haven't stopped my search for a more trustworthy and viable prospect. I think I have found one but won't be able to make contact until Monday and God knows how long it'll take to get an appointment.

Haven't exercised yesterday or today, do have tennis and tango tomorrow though and I'm not missing them for the world.

B - 370
250g of soymilk - 155
1 slice of wholewheat bread - 110
1 tbls. butter - 105

L - 408
Soup - 105
1 cup of yogurt - 260
1 tbls. agave -43

D - 303
1cup of yogurt - 260
1 tbls. agave - 43

Calories - 1067 calories
Exercise - 0
H2O - 32 oz water


  1. *does a blog hop as I saw your comment come in, winces*

    That sound horrible! I have to have a front tooth fixed, but I am such a chicken! Well,'I don't habe a choice really, it looks horrendeous.

    I hope the dentist can fix it woman. Enjoy your weekend as painless as you can!

  2. Yesterday the filling in a tooth I had root canal on 8 years ago fell out. F#@k! I thought of you instantly and what your suffering, Mines not too bad at the moment and am trying not to eat on that side, my appointment is next Thursday, god know how much that is going to be as part of the tooth broke as well. I hope your pain is managed and you have a good weekend.

  3. Bad enough that you have to deal with the stress of having to get a tooth fixed (confessed dental phobic here) but to have such hassles with finding a competent dentist as well?? You poor thing! Hope it gets sorted soon for you ... yucky!!!

  4. Hey Nona Darling. Bugger about the tooth. I hope for you that it's a filling, so you don't go broke in the process of getting it fixed! I think you have made the same choices I would have. Next Thursday it will all be over and your life will be back on track!

  5. Ouch - to both the tooth and the cost of getting the thing fixed. And even though your first dentist is a true @$$, at least he'll get you in on Monday and hopefully pay attention to what he's doing. Sometimes I think that if doctors and dentists know you're gonna call them on their mistakes, they're a little more attentive (even if they do piss and moan about it). At least that's how it seems to work stateside...

  6. The word dentist makes me nervous. I have spent $5,000 on my smile. Braces and jaw surgery. I had my jaw wired shut for 6 weeks and I had to eat with a srynge. Not pleasant at all. I hope that you have luck - and I hope its over soon!

  7. Ouch! Sounds painful. Hope you are better soon.


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