I wanted to say something important, but I forgot what it was. That happens more and more often lately. I'm almost permanently on pain-killers. I have been having some serious problems with tooth aches lately, though it would probably be more accurate to say tooth /agony/ >.< . This has been going on for a couple of months. I went to the dentist on Monday and they told me to call this dude in upland to make an appointment for two root-canals (that doesn't even cover all of it cause that's only one side of my jaw!!!) and then I have to make a follow up appointment with my dentist for fillings and crowns. It isn't all covered with my insurance though. $110 for a filling and $950 for a crown. Times two. Do the math. Now pick your jaw up off the floor. Yup, that's upwards of $2120 for dental work. Money I don't have since I lost my job. (Don't ask, I'm a stupid slacker, that's all I'm saying.) Course, I wasn't making anywhere near enough to cover that anyway, but still, it would have helped. When I was leaving the Dental office I thanked them but "What do I do for the pain in the meantime??? I mentioned to the examiner that I can't even eat without feeling pain..." They gave me a prescription for Vicodin.
Hm, yeah. I am not a big fan of addictive substances. This is how I got myself into the whole half-a-pack-a-day thing with the cigarettes. The last time I was taking Vicodin, when I sprained my ankle really bad or whatever, I got a bit stupid. I realized that I was suddenly wanting to take one when I wasn't in pain, just in case I /might/ start hurting later. So the plan this time was to dust the bottle of Extra Strength Excedrin that I had been using for pain. That plan failed when my mom saw me clutching my jaw in pain and asked if I'd taken a Vicodin. "No, but I did just take some Excedrin." "You need to take a Vicodin." Yippie. Now I'm scared that I will start becoming dependent on this stoopid, opiate-type pain-killer. I'm gonna end up like Dr. House. I'm gonna get a shrink-friend and pester him until he forges perscriptions to supply my addiction and then I'll get in trouble with the law! -_-' Oy-feckin-vey-on-a-unicycle-with-a-glass-of-jack-daniels. There goes my hyphen quota for the day. (Kinda stole that from Inkblot. Just giving credit where it is due. Thanks 'blot)
Okay, lets be realistic here. People do become addicted to pain meds, true, but not always. I just need to watch myself and make sure I stay smart about all of this. Right? Right??????