May 7, 2013

Overcome By Events

O.B.E. Overcome by events. This is a perfect way to describe the weekend.

On Thursday I started to feel some tooth pain. It just suddenly started, like Kirk, Spock and Scotty materializing on some strange planet. It was just there. I made myself a deal. If it was still there Friday, I'd go to the dentist. It was, and I did. I got a referral to an endodontist for what looked like a failing 10 year old root canal and some meds for the pain and infection if I needed them. My body lulled me into a false sense of security. On Friday afternoon I felt fine. Friday evening, though, was a different story. I felt such a blinding pain that I almost fell down (and almost cried, but, shhh). And it never got better. Saturday morning was worse. I filled my prescriptions and hoped for the best. By mid-day, pacing around my kids' baseball games, I called the dentist again. Got new advice. Was miserable. Over the last 72 hours I've taken 6800 milligrams of Motrin and 5500 milligrams of Amoxycillin. Things are better. And what I've got isn't a problem with my teeth at all. It's a massive sinus infection combined with a ten year old root canal that's suddenly decide to let me down.

Just as I was starting to emerge from my shroud of pain, Beth took a big trip down a small flight of steps and quickly rendered herself immobile. She limped around the bulk of the day, claiming it kinda hurt. First thing Monday, after we'd taken the kids to school, I took Beth to the doctor. Then another doctor. Then another doctor. The three came to a verdict. Beth broke her foot. She was fitted for a sexy boot and given some crutches and ordered not to move for, like, ever. Or at least two weeks.

Say what you want - we're old, we're falling apart, we're a little bit clumsy - but at least we have good timing. It's kinda like that rule that not all members of the cabinet are present at the State Of The Union in case the Capital gets blown up. You should always have at least one fully functional parent at any given moment.

Posted by Chris at May 7, 2013 7:39 AM

I had a sinus infection that did that! Worst tooth pain I've ever had and there was no root canal issue :( My current woe is an ear that is still partially "un-popped" after a flight almost 2 weeks ago. Oy. Hope y'all are better soon!

Posted by: Sue R at May 7, 2013 12:42 PM

"You should always have at least one fully functional parent at any given moment." This, and "ensure your house has at least two bathrooms" are some of the most sage bits of advice anywhere.

Posted by: Martin at May 7, 2013 2:14 PM

Oh I am so sorry to hear that you are both down and out. Sending best wishes for quick and painless recoveries for you both!

Posted by: Maribeth at May 7, 2013 7:51 PM

D'oh! Sorry to hear that. I had some crazy sinus pain before (as in my one eye was teary the whole time). I totally sympathize.

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