Just been to the hospital to see the Dental Surgeon (he locked the door so I couldn't escape!). Wouldn't remove the wisdom tooth today (pity) but has confirmed it needs to be taken out and it will be done under local anaesthetic. Had to go through all the drugs I am on for the RA so he is forewarned. Hadn't realised my hospital file was so thick! I thought it would be a little thin folder with just the letter and x ray from my dentist.
Mr. Lizi (dentist) had a look with his little mirror, touched the tooth with it and had to peel me off the ceiling afterwards.
Have been told the waiting time is mid to end November! Can't believe that when in so much pain, so they have put me on the list to be called if they get a cancellation. Did say if I had to wait that long, I would be tackling it myself with a pair of pliers and doing him out of a job. So more pain killers. Just finished the 3rd lot of antibiotics as well.
Appt at 3 p.m. got called in at 3.50 p.m. and out by 4 p.m. I must say there never seems to be any sense of urgency in the NHS. Loads of people wandering around carrying bits of paper and trying to look important.
The RA has settled a bit but my consultant is concerned at the flare ups every 2/3 months and has increased the MTX to 20 mg (Oh joy). Still talking about Ritumixutab, or whatever it is called but is trying the increased MTX first. I see him again in November for a review and update.
Pharmacist put me onto a pain killer for the tooth called Cuprofen. As it is addictive, I only take one at night to help me sleep otherwise its paracetemol and Nurofen for pain relief not only for the tooth but for the RA as well.
We were away for the weekend at a conference and I actually had 2 pain free days. Had a lovely room at the hotel, downstairs as it was a disabled room with a bed so wide, hubby thought we may have to communicate using mobile phones! Bathroom very large - could have held a party in there.
Food was lovely and it was nice to catch up with friends we hadn't seen for a while. Very good speaker on the Saturday Night - one of the TV Vets about his life and work. Quite fascinating. Can't help but think that if you need things doing, go to the vet rather than the doc. They have to do an extra year's training before they qualify and let loose on the animal world.
Anyway, that's the update. Will let you know once I get called for the extraction to be done. Now that will be a relief! LavendarLady x