First of all, thank you to all of you who expressed empathy for my current dental plight. And because you guys are so thoughtful I thought I would keep you abreast (hee hee, makes me giggle just typing that) of my situation.
I went to my dentist on Monday and my stupid tooth is indeed abscessed again. He's going to attempt some sort of root canal treatment magic to see if he can save it from itself and if that doesn't work, it will have to be pulled. Here's the exciting part. The next available appointment long enough to do all that fun stuff is Thursday. Not day after tomorrow Thursday, but a week from tomorrow Thursday. Two full weeks after the pain started. Yay. Which is where the "suck it up" part comes in. I'm thinking (knock on wood) that the antibiotic is finally starting to help out with the pain. But if not, I have my dear friend Demoral to help me each night once the girls are being safely monitored by CG. Bless the heart whoever it was that invented Demoral. It's gotten me through many a painful moment.