Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Trippin'....

So yesterday I had my scan of my sinuses. No big deal - it was 3 min long..perfect! The only problem was that my jaw was INCREDIBLY sore yesterday morning...and I had to lay on my stomach for the scan The antibiotic and the ibuprofen have been wreaking havoc on my poor little tummy, so I took a break from both on Monday night. Let's just say until the jaw pain issue is resolved completely, I will not be "taking a break" from the ibuprofen again. When she told me I had to lay on my stomach, a moment of panic ensued...the sheet said the scan would be 20 min, and there was no way I would have been able to lay there for 20 min. Thankfully, it was only 3....

Anyway, so I was laying there, on my stomach when about a minute into it, my eyelids start twitching and I start seeing circles flashing around me...reminiscent of some sort of trip I would expect Fez from That 70's Show to describe. I was a bit freaked out by it, but more concerned than anything I would move and wreck the scans. Thankfully, it was only temporary and the tech said the pictures were good. I told the tech about the circles and she laughed...I guess that is very common. So I think I officially hallucinated yesterday. :)

Follow up appt to read said photos is tomorrow. I also get fitted for the mouth guard tomorrow...you can bet I will pump as much ibuprofen in me as the bottle will allow for that. For those of you that have had impressions before, you know what I am talking about...the thought of having to open my mouth that wide for them to jam those things in there in my current state is clearly not something I am excited about...at all. But it is a short term problem, with a long term solution....I hope..and a quick solution at that. I did sleep much better last night, but it is amazing what little movement is takes to aggravate your jaw joint...

I will keep you posted.

2 comments:

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. It's so great that my Tuesday Topics have been beneficial. Sorry about all your TMJ-related problems. Not fun. I don't have TMJ but I am a bad teeth grinder at night. My dentist always tells me to get a mouth guard, but it's not covered by my insurance--and if I had it, I could think of a lot more enjoyable ways to spend $500. I look forward to hearing how it all turns out!

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

P.S. My daughter is going to Prague this summer! Great pic!