Had x ray on jaw when I last went to Rheumy as she thought it might be TMJ. In meantime pain in side of head got so bad went to GP. She got me an appointment with ENT. Consultant said I shouldn't have been sent to him so now waiting for appointment with Maxillofacial. On stronger painkillers for the time being. Rheumy says not TMJ now but ENT says he thinks it is although it's not his field.
On the 'up' side, I plucked up the courage to speak to my MD last week re my hours. I asked if I could add an hour to Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and take Weds off unless I am needed to cover him or my dept. He agreed and even suggested he buys me a work laptop so I can access my computer from home so I can still work my 35 hours and won't lose any money! He says he doesn't want work making me worse. I've been there nearly 19 years but was still surprised at his reaction! I feel as if a weight has been lifted and it makes all the difference emotionally. It'll give me a chance to rest midweek which might give me a chance to actually have a life at the weekend!!
I feel very lucky.