Helping women with chronic illnesses

When Your Ouch Lands You On The Couch…

Sometimes with chronic illness and chronic pain, we have to rest whether we like it or not. While it’s frustrating not to be able to do the things we’d like to do, it’s important to listen to our bodies and heed the warnings. So, while I have so many ideas spilling out of my head I don’t know what to do with them, I need to rest right now.

That means I need to stay offline until things stabilize. Besides, with all of the calls I need to make to health “insurance” and dental “insurance” companies, there’s not much time left to be online. (For those of you who aren’t connected with my Facebook account, I had a failed root canal for which I’ve seen two endodontists). The tooth cannot be saved.

It needs to be extracted. I have a history of incidents where anesthesia failed (including two previous tooth extractions). So, a simple extraction is becoming quite complex and the cost involved is frightening. I’m not sure how long I’ll need to curtail my “online time”. Right now, I’m waiting for a migraine to clear and it has caused my blood pressure to spike. I will be back online as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience.

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1 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 09.14.11 at 3:45 pm }

Hugs to you, Dear Lovely Jeanne.

Keeping my fingers crossed any anesthesia will do what it’s supposed to so that tooth can come out.

Rest well! You deserve it.

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2 Hayley CafarellaNo Gravatar { 09.14.11 at 9:35 pm }

Good Luck, Jeanne! Dentistry is scary. Sending love and strength to help with the challenge in front of you xoxo
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3 AnnieNo Gravatar { 09.14.11 at 10:56 pm }

Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear about your tooth. It’s bad enough it can’t be saved, so I’m hoping you can catch a break and at least have the extraction part be easy!
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4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 09.18.11 at 1:14 am }


Thank you. I’ll have the consultation with the oral surgeon next week. We’ll see what he says. Please cross your fingers. This past week’s migraine was not helped by the tooth pain. (Today is Day 8 consecutively for the migraine).


Thank you. Goodness knows I spend my share of time in the dentist’s office. Having had multiple root canals and crowns that really didn’t faze me (i.e. minor compared to the chronic pain I experience daily), the only dental thing I really fear (aside from reaction to chemicals used) is extraction. Now that scares me. I’m hoping the anesthesia will actually work this time because I never want to go through that again. I appreciate the good thoughts. I need them. xoxo


Yes, I was so hoping to save this tooth but it’s not meant to be. I hope the extraction is easy too. I will be glad when it’s over. Thank you.



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