Just got back from my doctors office. The 2 earlier prescriptions that they gave me had no effect on the pain. I got a script for some heavy duty medication. I just wanted enough to get me over this rough period of time. If I can deal with the pain for about a week, I should be well on my way to feeling better. In the short term all I want is a good nights sleep and hopefully that will happen tonight.
Posted by Rick Rosenshein at 3:26 PM
Last night was a rough one. The pain pills that the doctor gave me, actually two different types, have been having no effect on the pain. I could not get to sleep until about 2AM. I woke up this morning and the right side of my tongue was swollen. Because of the location of where the sutured incision is, when it swells up, my molars rub against the incision. I end up putting a cold compress directly on my tongue trying to get the swelling down. This afternoon I am going to my regular doctor to see if I can get some heavy duty pain killers. I need to get something so that I can get a good nights sleep. I figure that by this time next week, my tongue should feel much better. I know that everything will heal up but it gets frustrating to have to wait until that time, especially since I just got done going through this a month ago. Two weeks after the last tongue surgery, I was feeling pretty good and the tongue was doing fine. I am hoping for the same results, within the same time frame, for this situation. Only time will tell.
Posted by Rick Rosenshein at 9:56 AM