Monday, February 27, 2006

I Am Still Afraid of the Dentist


I have a very nice dentist. He's friendly, he's quick and he doesn't really cause all that much pain. But I still dread it. And I don't think I've ever really seen his face. But at least he has a nice voice.


Anyway, I remembered last night that I have an appointment today and I practically broke out sobbing. Not entirely just because of the dentist, but also because I have had a migraine for the past three days and the thought of holding my mouth open for an hour while they drill in my head literally brought tears to my eyes. If I think about it too much right now, I might just cry.

Can I borrow someone's codeine? I took some Motrin already, but I wish I had some Excedrin migraine or something a little more meaningful.

I had a really hard time dragging myself into work this morning. But I don't want to use up all of my sick days on headaches. I really need to get into a doctor and get a real prescription for this thing.

All day yesterday I got to spend lots of time with good friends and fun times, but I felt like I really couldn't focus on anyone or give them much of myself. So I apologize to any of you who felt like I wasn't a very attentive friend. I promise to do better when I have my whole head back to normal.

Does anyone have any good advice for migraines other than drugs? I often find a cold, wet washcloth on my head helps some. Especially when I have just a little bit of heavy pressure on my forehead too. And then not moving at all...

7 comments:

heather said...

my best advice is a dark room, laying flat and not moving. not so easy at work, though, huh?

i'm sorry you're not feeling well - that is a bummer! the weather here has been crazy...that probably has something to do with it!

missed you yesterday - so sorry not to be there!

anne said...

I'll bet the weather does have some effect on me. The constant changing and pressure. Ugh.

And I have been stressed about some work things lately too. I'm sure that doesn't help.

Miss you too! :) We struggled on nonetheless. I had a few of the main worship leaders come and sing in the 4-5th room. Three guys who never would have thought they would do that in a million years. Plus, we did "Get Down" so they got a good workout too! It was so funny and they ended up having fun! Aha! I won!

Kris said...

migraines are horrible. i bet having a band practice in your living room didn't help too much either. :)

anne said...

You may be right on that one...though I stayed upstairs most of the time so it wasn't too bad. But still...

Jean said...

Chocolate. That's my advice. Don't know if it works or not as i've never had a migrane, but that's what you always prescribe to me, so I prescribe it back to you.

Gary said...

Drink coffee. It works for me.







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