Monday, October 22, 2012

Teeth and bones etc.

My shoulder still hurts and is very slowly getting better.

About 10 days ago I started to get toothache, really bad toothache, despite the pain killers I was taking for my shoulder. Of course these things always happen when you have to wait over the weekend. In desperation I used some mouthwash which had been prescribed for Rob when he was having dental problems. I thought that my head was going to explode! Fortunately, it calmed down after about 10 minutes and my tooth started to feel a little better. I now have a new dentist and he seems awfully young. He x-rayed my tooth and there was no problem with the tooth. After looking round the rest of my teeth he announced that I have several gum abscesses – I had no idea! For the time being I have mouthwash to use 3 times a day and when I clean my teeth in the evening I use bicarbonate of soda and peroxide which I make into a paste, it has a horrible salty taste. I have a tiny brush for between my teeth. At the end of the week the dentist will x-ray the other side of my mouth and give my teeth a good clean. It’s nearly two years since I last visited a dentist. I won’t leave it so long next time.

 I had my bone density scan last week. All done within half an hour. Apparently my bones are better than most people’s my age. It was nice to see the smiles on the faces of the doctors when they saw the results. I went to have my eyes tested too. My vision is a little better! New glasses should arrive this week.

Rob and I went to an auction last week on the train. The journey there was very agreeable but the train was very crowded in the evening. We spent the day in the only place in France where it wasn’t raining! We got some lovely postcards, a present for J-M’s birthday which was in July and a custom made wooden box for transporting postcards. One of the boxes of cards was from the USA, some are very interesting so I will be posting the best on Time and Oft as I scan them.


Lucy Melford said...

Oh dear, isn't terrible when you find out about all the little things that aren't as they used to be? Especially when they hurt. At least the bones sound in great shape! (Relatively speaking, of course...)


Anonymous said...

You seem to be in the wars just lately like me.

I too have a really painful shoulder. It keeps waking me up in the night. The pain is more intense then than during the day. I've had it now for about two months and the doctors are the most unhelpful bunch of *&^%$ I've ever come across. I can't get a scan or X-ray, they just keep giving me codeine and paracetamol and sending me for blood testd; I've had 4 in 3 weeks!

The NHS here is breaking down here due to cutbacks in finance, doctors, nurses and after care. Since the Tories got in we have lost 10% of the hospitals and the ones that are left have lost 33% of the beds.

I just can't get interested in anything lately because of the pain; not even blogging!

Anonymous said...

Am I one of the "nasties"? It took 8 attempts to get the last comment to "take".

God knows how long this one will take! I just cannot decode those words to prove I'm human.

Anji said...

Lucy: At the moment I get one ailment sorted out just to find another in its place...

Keith: I'm sorry to hear that your shoulder is stopping you from sleeping. i have to be careful how I lie or I wake up in pain. I keep hearing nasty stories about the NHS. We've heard reports on the news of brits coming to france for medical treatment. Don't know how that works out.

If you look in the sidebar just above the lime clock you'll find my email address (though you know it already) I could copy and paste your comment into the comment box if you like. I don't have to do the word verification on my own blogs.