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On Tuesday morning I noticed that I had a huge swelling between my gum and the inside of my upper lip;  it didn't hurt at all, but it was enormous.  Even though it didn't hurt, I thought it was probably yet another abscess, so made an emergency appointment for this morning.

When I woke this morning the swelling had gone down a little and my mouth was full of blood.  I was pleased, as you can imagine.

My lovely dentist agreed that it was yet another abscess
.  I told him I'd had one when he was on holiday and had used the emergency prescription of Amoxicillin he left me, which eventually made it disappear, but obviously not permanently.  So this time he gave me a double prescription for both Amoxicillin and  Metronidazole.  Fortunately I asked him if the latter was the drug which makes you very ill if you drink alcohol and he confirmed that it was.  Why do they never tell you?  Do they assume that someone of my age and appearance is naturally too straight-laced to drink?

So I have to take all this stuff and see him after the Bank Holiday;  I didn't even realise there was a Bank Holiday coming up.  Wish me luck, everyone, because if this doesn't work, the lbooyd tooth, which has already caused endless trouble and can't be repaired further because it's too hard for the drill to penetrate, will have to be extracted and I am more than sufficiently lacking in the molar department as it is.  Sulk!

It's been another lovely day, in fact, you might say a perfect day;  incredibly blue sky, endless warm sunshine and an absolute joy to sit out in with a pot of coffee and book.  I didn't do any chores in the yard, just sat out there and chilled out.  Lovely!  Yesterday was  a lovely day too, but with a freezing cold wind.

Yesterday I went to the garden centre and succumbed to the BOGOF hostas as well as two pots of mixed salad leaves to cut every day for lunch-time sandwiches, and a beautiful dark blue gentian.  I don't know why I bought that, as I have no idea how to look after it and no ericaceous compost for it, but it was such a beautiful blue..............  I was also fortunate enough to find a large, allegedly frost-proof clay pot for £9.99, which must make it the cheapest in the county.  I thought I would buy it while I was there because if I'm able to get a dwarf acer next week, it is the perfect pot for it, but if I hadn't already bought it, it would, of course, be out of stock when I wanted it.  If I don't get an acer it will be fine for something else.

I spent ages driving round the garden centre in my scooter looking for the gorgeous blue morning glories they had a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't find any, and none of the staff has any recollection of them, buggrit.

As well as a self-seeded buddleia in a tub in the yard, I've found a well-established self-seeded elderflower, about to burst into blossom; I shall try to keep and cherish it.  I've also found a tiny self-seeded hawthorn, which I shall cosset.  I had a look at espalier fruit trees while I was at the garden centre, but sadly, they are just too big and need too much wall space for a tub in the yard.

I have tomato plants which A sent me to plant out and a couple of cucumbers, which I've never grown before, so I bought a couple of grow bags as well.  I also bought some dark blue lobelia, because I can't really believe the stuff I've sown will ever be big enough.

Still no rain, so we've had to water everything with the watering can this evening.  What I've bought and planted out in the last couple of weeks is growing like crazy;  I'm very pleased.

Tomorrow I have to get up at the crack of dawn (for me) in order to get to an appointment with my lovely lady doctor.  I made the appointment a week ago and this was the earliest they had and the only one left for this week.  The trouble is that the appointment is at 8.40 am, and I find it so hard to drag myself out of bed early nowadays as my heart condition seems to slow me down dreadfully in the morning.  This probably means I'll get very little sleep tonight as I shall be worrying about getting up early enough.  Sigh...............

I suppose I'd better dig out the consultant's letter and make a list of what I want to discuss with her before I go to bed.

Oh!  Edited just to say that I saw my first butterfly of the year today, a red admiral!!

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Date: 2009-05-13 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Yay for Red Admirals - so beautiful! I've been seeing little pale green flutterbys for weeks now (Meadow something I believe but I can't remember the full name) and they're so cute!

My abscess was in my jaw rather than actually in my mouth, and the only way to get rid of it was to extract the otherwise healthy bottom teeth that it was feeding on. The last time I was given antibiotics before the first extractions I was on Amoxycillin and such high doses of Metronidazole that I didn't dare move because I felt so sick, so I spent three days living on the sofa - including sleeping!

I hope this gets sorted for you soon xxx

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Date: 2009-05-13 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad your swelling went down quickly; that must have been quite a relief! I hope the tooth doesn't have to come out.

I'm very surprised that the dentist didn't warn you about not drinking. When I (many years ago) last had tablets that didn't go with alcohol, the warning was even printed on the label on the bottle of pills.

I hope your new flowers and other plants grow well for you. The ash sapling which I moved last year from beside the house to the west end of the orchard doesn't look as if it's survived, botherit.

I saw a small reddish-brown butterfly in the orchard the weekend before last; I don't know what kind it was, though.

We're forecast to have heavy rain spells and possibly some thunder for the next three or four days - that'll probably wash-out the outdoor radio boot sale which I was going to go to on Sunday. I'm not squidging round it in my wellies, waterproof coat, and floppy green hat!

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Date: 2009-05-14 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about the abcess - I hope the drugs are enough to sort it out and you don't have to lose the tooth.

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Date: 2009-05-16 07:09 pm (UTC)
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"I am more than sufficiently lacking in the molar department as it is. Sulk!"

Yep! Beginning to have a similar situation here..and my new not yet seen NHS dentist after making me wait THREE MONTHS for an appointment decided to bugger off on holiday at the time I was due to see him(next Friday) and make me wait until the 2nd of June.

All my oral problems have resolved themselves with only the penicillin that the emergency dentist proscribed and frankly did little to resolve my pain issue.

Everyone is getting exercised about the trough swilling MPs and how useless GB is.Frankly I hate TB more because of the pig's breakfast he made of what is now laughingly called NHS dentistry.I hope he ends up in a purgatory of waiting in an endless line to receive 3rd world standard dentistry work.

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Date: 2009-05-16 10:21 pm (UTC)
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.I hope he ends up in a purgatory of waiting in an endless line to receive 3rd world standard dentistry work.

I like that idea. Doubtless we can think of a suitable Purgatory for Flash Gordon later on.

I'm sorry you're still having pain. I'm lucky that this time I didn't have any pain for some reason.

I just hope that this two-pronged antibiotic treatment works, otherwise I will definitely have to lose the tooth and if I do, this time it will show when I smile or laugh. Sob!


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