Monday, January 27, 2003

owwwwww! No, not a hang-over - I wish! I woke up around 4:30 this morning to the worse pain I've had in a long time - a friggin' toothache. I did the wrong thing, something I remember Mom saying 30-40 years ago, "let the aspirin dissolve right on the tooth" - apparently that only aggravates certain kinds of tooth problems! Some months ago, a filling came out, and short on money, I did what I do about other things - set it aside to worry about it another time. And I've had minor toothaches since then - which would last a short while - but this morning's is the worst pain I can remember experiencing, ever! (I admit to being a big baby about such things, so maybe it's not as bad as the 3 times cars have hit me in NYC traffic, or other such hurts) but for now, I can't even think about anything else. I have an appointment clear across town on the coldest day of the year (although it seems for weeks now, each day has been the coldest), and it's a gay dental office. Two ex's of mine go there, and like it. And the last dentist I saw, several years ago and conveniently located in the neighbrohood, just talked too damn much! So, despite the long trek across town (ugh - subways!), I'm hoping they can just quickly yank a few things out of my mouth and put me out of my misery.