Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dental Update, Blogger Problem Continues

Thanks to everyone who has offered me their good wishes & prayers regarding my dental problems.  The endodontist returned my call yesterday & apparently the swelling means I have an infection for which he prescribed a week's worth of amoxicillin.  He also told me I could increase my hydrocodone from 1 to 1.5 pills every 6 hours.  The increased dosage works well but only lasts for 4 hours.  I spend the remaining 2 hours urging the hands of the clock to move quickly so I can get another hydrocodone fix.  At least things are getting a little better pain wise.  The swelling really doesn't seem to be lessening very much though.  I guess it takes time.

Last night I had John take a couple photos of me in all my swollen glory thinking I might share one with you.  However, the photos of the swelling, along with no makeup, eyes red from crying, & hair pulled back from my face, were not what you'd call flattering; therefore, here's a photo of me in healthier times.


I have been reading blogs for the past 2 days or so but not really commenting.  I just don't have the energy. Do know that I'm reading though.  And speaking of blog comments, I am still unable to leave comments on blogs that have the comment box at the bottom of a post ... a white box that you just click on & start commenting.


 
   

If comments have already been left by others, the comment box will appear below them.  I don't know why I can't leave a comment in these boxes & of course Blogger doesn't list a phone number or email address where you can contact them directly about problems.  I've not seen anyone else mentioning this problem so it seems like it's only happening to me.  Please know that if your comment box is set up like this, I am not ignoring you ... I just can't leave a comment.  Sometimes I try to use someone's email address when I'm wanting to comment on a post they've made.  I have even tracked down people through their shops on Etsy or other selling sites in order to comment on their posts.  This takes a lot of time though, so I can't continue.    

20 comments:

earlene said...

Go to Blogger Guidebook. These ladies are very helpful. Go to my blog roll or list and you will find them. If you can't find them let me know.
Good Luck
Earlene

Cole said...

I know at one point I couldn't comment in boxes that weren't popups... unchecking the box that said "keep me signed in" worked until they fixed that glitch... don't know if it's worth trying or not though!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

butterfly said...

Oh Shirlee, sorry you are still having problems , Hope things will soon get sorted and you feel much better, hugs.

marly said...

Glad you're on the mend and loved the substitute photo. Even through pain, your sense of humor continues!

Krista said...

Oh, Shirlee, I hope you are feeling better soon. I am not a fan of the dentist either, when young I had to have my mouth wired shut, no fun at all. That scarred me for life, lol!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cole is right, that solution worked last time we had this problem!

Melody said...

Hope your dental problems get better very soon. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Vickie said...

Geesh! I hope you can use one of these tips and get blogger fixed.
Your eyes looks so beautifully green Shirlee.(I'm partial to green eyes, got them myself. ;)
I hope and pray the pain lessens every day for you.♥

Trace4J said...

Giant hugs ,love and prayers to you friend.
What a cutie you were.
Blessings
Trace

Peggy Lee said...

I hope each day brings you more relief. You certainly have had more than you share of dental woes!
~hugs

Judy said...

Sorry you have had the pain and swelling. Hope this is near the end of your dental work. The substitute picture is very cute. I am amazed at your continued humor, even with all your pain. Hope tomorrow you will start to feel better.

Judy heartland stitcher

Danice said...

Hi Shirlee. Prayers for you and your dental troubles. I am also having some dental issues. Hopefully things will get better soon :)

Maggee said...

What a cute picture of you! I hope that your swelling goes down some today, and the pain lessens! Rest! Hugs to you!

Carol said...

Oh, Shirlee, just reading of all your pain and your experience at the dentist makes me weak-kneed. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this and I do hope the infection clears up very soon... Hang in there--the whole thing just sounds miserable! Sending a big hug your way...

Sally said...

Oh Shirlee you're really not having a lot of luck lately. I hope you're feeling much better soon {{{hugs}}}

Anne said...

Oh dear Shirlee. I hope your swelling has gone down by now and that you are starting to feel better. Nothing worse than dental pain :( As for the blogger problem, I had that too with embedded comments but with Firefox and/or Chrome it's fine and not a problem...just takes longer to load!! I prefer the pop up comment box plus it allows me to scroll through people's posts so I can comment on everything!

Miss LindaLee said...

So glad you're on an antibiotic, as the poison from the infection can travel through your whole body without it. You should start feeling some relief pretty quickly after starting the antibiotic.
LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

Rebecca Cleda said...

Really hope your dental problems get better very soon.

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Siobhán said...

I hope you're feeling better, Shirlee. I had a bad abscess a few years ago after complications after a root canal and the amoxycillin didn't do it for me. My face swelled up and was hard. The surgeon ended up telling the dentist to prescribe a medicine that said it would help "sexually transmitted diseases and mouth infections". ROFLOL. I didn't have the former--thankfully--but definitely the latter. It did help. Big hugs.

Kaisievic said...

I hope that our dental problems are all fixed now.