Feeling Poorly

Shades of pumpkin face. What I look like!!!

I’ll do you the favor of not taking a selfie of my grotesquely swollen face. A 1 a.m. mad dash to hospital emergency last night did not seem to do anything to solve the problem so I need to be off again to try to find a solution after zero sleep last night. Poor, poor Pearl. What am I doing blogging? Just passing the hours until the lab and dentist office open up. Then another trip to a doctor to get results of blood tests. 

Feeling Poorly

The solution to my problem may be labeled as arcane,
for all attempts to solve it have been, alas, in vain.
I’ve visited three dentists but the jagged pain persists,
driven to emergency, gripping the wheel with fists
at 1 am, hoping that I’d soon be on the mend,
but alas is seems as though my pains aren’t going to end.

New antibiotics that have not as yet kicked in,
my pain pills ineffective, I cannot resort to gin.
Two teeth pulsing, face swollen from jaw to cheek to eye.
Skin pulled to the bursting point. I’m barely getting by.
With not one hour of sleep last night, I’d better catch a cab
to take me back to Ajijic for blood tests at the lab.

I’ve got to ask my dentist to try to fit me in,
but all-in-all my patience is wearing rather thin.
Once I’d grown accustomed to all my regular ills,
clear on how to treat them with my handy stash of pills,
it seems that Mother Nature is up to newer tricks.
Is messing with us humans the way she gets her kicks?

If she wants to pay us back for ills that we have done,
could she pick a guiltier target with whom to have her fun?
I’m trying to do right by her by cutting down on trash,
recycling all my plastics, my cardboard and my glass.
And I can give directions to Washington D.C.

so she can plague the guilty guys and lay off li’l ole me!

This is a poor excuse for a poem. Just can’t think of anything else at the moment as I wait for the medical world to awaken. I’ve had a miserable night.

Signs of a sad Halloween

Prompt words today are mend, regular, jagged, arcane and drive.

37 thoughts on “Feeling Poorly

    1. lifelessons Post author

      BACK FROM THE DENTIST. IT WAS AN ABSCESS THAT PUMPED ITSELF INTO ITS ONLY ESCAPE ROUTE…THE REST OF MY FACE. THE DENTIST DRILLED A HOLE UP TO THE ROOT AND HOPEFULLY I’LL BE READY FOR A ROOT CANAL ON WEDNESDAY.

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  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    My son had something like that and it turned out to be an allergic reaction to a medication. They were called “giant hives” and he needed a shot of adrenaline and a lot of followup cortisone. Giant hives are not common and they are HUGE and make your head look like a bizarre misshapen balloon. You need someone who specializes in allergic reactions because I’m betting that’s what it is. Are you taking any over-the-counter or prescription? It doesn’t have to be new, either. Garry had one of those reactions to a medication he’s been taking for more than 10 years! This can be dangerous.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It is an abscess on the root of my eye tooth. I’ve been sure that’s what it was since April, but this is the first time it has shown up on X-rays. I just think she didn’t drill a large enough hole to drain it..

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