My Year So Far (not the best) | Story-time

Hey everyone! 2017 has been interesting for me. I am not so sure whether to keep my hopes up or just admit that it's not going to be my best year.
To start off the year I was ok for the first couple of days into 2017 but then I started to feel sick and got the flu (and it was in Summer, Like WHAT, WHY?). So that lasted around a week or two until I was 100% sure that it had come and gone. My nose was running so much that I genuinely thought it was like running a marathon (sorry I had to write that pun). Other family members of mine had had the flu prior to me but thankfully I didn't have it as bad, I wasn't coughing but I was clogged up.

Once that was over I felt fine for weeks up until the 21st, now I am not one to want attention on being sick and having pain but my tooth started to ache in the evening and I thought it would just go away over night but I took a nurofen and that took around 2 to 3 hours to kick in. When I woke up it started to hurt again but I could handle the pain. Keep in mind that I have never had braces or any cavities or fillings besides drilling a bit off one of my teeth so the other teeth have room. But I am glad to say I haven't had any problems with my teeth, until this week.

22st of January
 I was ok with the pain (the tooth that is hurting is my second tooth from the front on my right side on the top).  Later that night once I had finished eating dinner, my teeth were really hurting and I couldn't even play Mario Kart with my cousins and for some odd reason I find comfort in my teeth when I am eating, it baffles me why that is but that was my only solution because I had a nurofen before I went out for dinner the only thing to sooth my pain was eating. It sounds like such a delight but honestly I was getting really full and at this point I was struggling to finish my watermelon slice. I asked my mum and my aunties and they gave me some gel to put onto my gums to try and numb them, I think it helped a bit. I am pretty sure that my family knew that something was wrong and they helped me out.
I love seeing my cousins and my family and it was such a bummer that I had to leave so quickly but I was just so exhausted and in such pain that I just wanted to be at least some what comfortable in my own home and bed. 
My dad gave me one nerofen plus which a person of my size would be knocked out if I had two so I just settled on one and that helped with 60 to 75% of the pain but I could still feel it. And yes if you were wondering I did have a little cry, you know, a few trickles of water down my face. It would have been a great night besides that.

In the morning
I was just dreading the pain that was to come, I thought oh maybe I could just sleep longer or even all day if I can but I can't, when I am up I am up I can't go back to sleep.  I was playing an x-box game (it was call of duty 3: modern warfare to be exact) just to get my mind off the pain and also because I enjoy playing it. I started to have the really bad tooth pain so I went to my mum and asked her to go to the chemist and get this gum numbing gel.
I found out that the combination of the numbing gel with panadol gets rid of the pain enough so that I can go about my day without wanting to rip my tooth out. 
At times my tooth feels like when you are eating something really cold and your teeth start to hurt whilst you get brain freeze, it is a mixture of that and just pain. My 2nd top tooth from the middle is quite, as I like to call it 'tender' as in anytime I touch it I get a shot of pain from the tip of my tooth to the root. 

I am going to the dentist today
To just get an X-ray and get their opinion on what my next move is for my teeth. I thought a mixture of things, I thought it was because my 'fag tooth' is pushing against it, which compared to pictures last year it has certainly moved and also my gums are sore around the two teeth. Many people around me said it could be a gum infection or your tooth is moving which honestly I agreed with but I knew it felt worse than a gum infection.

I went to the dentist just a couple of hours ago
From writing this and from the X-ray I may have to get something similar to a root canal, I am only 15, never had anything done to my teeth besides one tooth being pulled out. I had no idea what it was, it sounds painful but I know it will do me good.

If you don't really know what a root canal is, like I was this morning
It is where the tooth's nerves are dead and you need to get your tooth drilled into from the back, they clean out the bacteria in the tooth then they fill the inside up with medicine and then they seal up the tooth with stuff (I’m not to sure what it is) so no more bad bacteria from my saliva gets into the tooth.
I am no dentist but this is what I have to get done, the dentist said that I was the 'chosen one' per-say, meaning that I am just unlucky, it has nothing to do with not brushing or flossing enough or getting hit in that area of the mouth it is just pure luck. I guess me boasting that my teeth look semi-nice without having much done to them at all has finally caught up to me, and it is getting me good.

In a couple of hours from writing this
I am going to see the nerve doctor/dentist to take a look at my teeth and say if it is final that I will need a root canal or not and to give me either antibiotics or something to put onto the tooth area. We will find out I guess, wish me luck!

Ok so turns out I do need a root canal lucky me!
Just kidding, but at this point I kind of just want to get it over and done with. I'm getting it done tomorrow morning at 8:30am so that means getting up bright and early in my holiday schedule (I make the most of sleep as much as I can whilst I can).

Ok so I just did it
My mouth is really sore even though I have the pain killer stuff injected into my gums, so now I am going to try and sleep off the pain. 

Good news I slept for 6 hours
From 10am up until 4pm, my teeth are not as sore as before, my mouth and half of my nose has stopped being numb. At the moment the pain is at around 20% so I can still fell the throbbing but I can bare it. The pain level is staying the same compared to before the root canal where one minute the pain is minimum and the next minute it’s agonising.

Update, it’s been around four days since I had it
The last couple of days I’ve had no pain but my tooth was still a bit ’tender’. Today however it feels like it’s almost completely back to normal. The dentist gave me a prescription for antibiotics which I have to have 3 a day for 5 days and like I said before I’ve done four days!  
I am aware that heaps of people daily get root canals but that is mainly adults who (not going to lie) probably have a higher pain tolerance than me. 
But I just wanted to share how my year so far has been because although it definitely isn’t the most worst/horrific start to my year but it isn’t the best.

At the moment 
I am sitting on a balcony looking out to the sea and an island which you’ll find out which Island next week (I have something even better than a blog post ;) but you’ll have to wait). 
I must admit this is a pretty nice place to end up whilst writing a blog post. So I guess my year won’t be too bad, fingers crossed. But in all honesty, in life there will always be ups and downs and you will just have to deal with them for the time being. 

If you’ve read all that I applaud you because I would have probably just skim read it all. Let me know in the comments down bellow if you read the whole thing and if you’ve had a root canal and I’d also like to hear how your year is going so far :)
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Victoria xx

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