I’ve had a toothache for the last few days, off and on.
Everyone says just go to the dentist but even if I had hundreds of dollars lying around, I probably wouldn’t spend it on a tooth.
I am using advil and then I am also using cloves to kill the pain. Actually I am out of advil this morning, so just cloves at the moment. It is somewhat effective. Cloves have a numbing effect. I should say, you have to be careful with cloves. If you ingest too much it can be harmful to your body. I’m not sure how much is too much so I try to spit out any saliva that forms while the cloves are in my mouth, rather than swallow it. I am using ground cloves. I rub them on my gums above the tooth that is hurting.
Like I said, this has been off and on with the pain. Sometimes it goes away by itself, then comes back. I think I am grinding my teeth when I sleep. I’m sure I clench because I wake up that way. Maybe I will have to get one of those thing-ies you put in your mouth while you sleep that keeps you from grinding your teeth away. I just looked it up and apparently it’s called a mouth guard and you can get a cheapo at a sporting good store, soften it up in hot water and fit it to your mouth. So says the web doctor. I think I’m going to try that. I will use the stove at my house sitting job next week to make the hot water.
I’m looking foward to house-sitting. There are two jobs back to back covering about a week. I can do some of the stuff I usually can’t do, while I am there. One thing is cleaning my memory foam thing I have in my van to sleep on. That thing has got to be pretty dirty. I’m going to soak it with simple green, let it sit for a while, hose it down and let it dry in the sun all day. That should fix it. I try to wash my blankets a lot because I’m sure they get dusty and stuff. I don’t want to have allergies again.
A couple of weeks ago, for around 3 weeks I had allergies pretty bad. It was affecting my eyes. They were really itchy and the more I itched them the worse they got. It was kind of embarrassing but almost everyone said they hardly noticed. I thought my eyes looked pretty red and small.
Okay so I guess I’m having an old lately moment talking about all my ailments. Ugh. I ALMOST went to the doctor. I have free insurance now from the gubermint but I figured they would say, “Yup” you have allergies. Take some Claritin. I don’t need to see a doctor to do that. I got some off brand Claritin and it helped a little. Then it finally went away by itself. We REALLY don’t need to go running to the doctor for every little thing. It’s a waste of time and money. The internet has LOTS of advice on everything. I even saw this one guy who cured his own hemorrhoids. I’m not going to tell you how he did it because it sounds very nasty. THAT one, I wouldn’t try! (Clarification: I don’t have hemorrhoids)
Alright, now that I’ve grossed myself out, I will sign off. Have a beautiful day!