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Ann



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Toothache is miserable, Miranda, you have lots of sympathy from me. I think any pain within the head is harder to bear than most (probably because I'm prone to headaches). Despite your anger I did find it a very interesting discussion. I hope you can get the tooth dealt with soon.


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Evie
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will inevitably rub each other up the wrong way from time to time - lots of us have strong, and strongly differing, views, and there are bound to be frustrations.  

Hope your toothache gets better soon - it's amazing how a tooth can make you feel completely horrid!


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Miranda, thank you very much for that - it really is most kind of you. And don't worry about anything - we all lose our temper from time to time: I certainly do ... as my children will tell you! And I obviously rubbed you up the wrong way without realising it - so sorry about that. I can be a bit obtuse at times in these matters.

So I suggest we forget about this. As for disagreement, this is what the board is about - but perhaps we should take up this particular disagreement later. In the meantime, I do hope that the toothache gets better.

Cheers, Himadri


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Caro



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's any consolation, Miranda (and it probably isn't - apart from anything nothing is much consolation when you are in pain), I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I rated it 16 - 20 (out of 20) when I always just find one mark to give a book.  This was an exception, as I could recognise the great writing, but I won't read another of his books.  There was, as Evie said, some slight reprieve at the end of the book, but I couldn't see it ending anywhere but bleakly in the long run.  (In fact I almost thought he was giving a little sop to his readers.)

What Evie said, in this thread or another? about the lack of punctuation made perfect sense, but I still don't understand why he used the word 'lave' instead of 'wash' several times.  I can't think of a reason to do that.  Once and it looks like an interesting use of language, even twice, but several times seems peculiar.  Unless it is a much more common word in America than it is here, it seems like an irritant for no reason.

We read this for our book club and I think others would read more of him.  Or maybe not.  They were still talking about some of the events in it months later.  I don't think I am ever affected quite like that by fiction.  

Cheers, Caro.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you all know, I went to the dentist, accompanied by my OH.  I am absolutely terrified of dentists so this was the first time in about 15 years!   Embarassed

He had a look and said one of my teeth is infected so he gave me amoxycillin and said that he would arrange an appointment at the Dental Hospital.  I was so nervous that they are going to have to knock me out to get the tooth out!   Laughing

And I've found the only painkiller that actually works is to hold a bag of frozen veg wrapped in a teatowel against my jaw.  I went to sleep the other night with it tied to my face by a scarf... very attractive!



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Ann



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sad1
Lots more sympathy. I've had tooth infections and the pain is really extreme. Hopefully the amoxillan will calm it down fairly quickly. They are nice at dental hospitals and can give you more time and sympathy than one often gets from a dentist (though mine is lovely). Best of British, Miranda.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ann!



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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you'll be all right, Miranda ... they'll knock you out and you won't feel a thing. I once had so large an abscess in the root of a tooth that a nerve had become exposed, and I was literallly jumping up & down in pain. Eventually, my wife had to drive me into casualty at 2 in the morning, and they gave me a shot of morphine to deaden the pain, and told me to see a dentist to get the abscess seen to before the effects of the morphine wore off. I wouldn't wish something like that even on Simon Cowell! You'll be fine - these guys know what they're doing!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it goes OK, Miranda...I haven't been to the dentist in more than 20 years, so can sympathise with the fear...though now it is also the thought of the cost that puts me off going!  I have no specific problems, but they are bound to find all sorts that needs doing, if only to make me feel even worse about not going for such a long time.  I hope you can manage the pain until they sort it out.


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Caro



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're all making me feel good and brave!  or maybe just goody-good.  I go to the dentist every couple of years, and then I feel a little bad because I don't go more often.  It does seem to me amazing that anyone ever goes to the dentist, what with the pain and the expense.  I always find it surprising that so many people allow dentists to give them injections in their gums.  I find it is much preferable just to put up with the pain for a moment and have it over and done with.  Needles are not something I am very fond of.  

Best of luck with it all, Miranda.  Pain is not something they expect us to put with any more so I am sure it will be fine.

Cheers, Caro.



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