My horrible teeth: redux

Oh my god so much pain. I called out of work today, because my teeth hurt.  Like, so much.  And I had to get my prescriptions filled and after I left the dentist's I kinda started crying.  I have a painkiller, that doesn't seem to be working, and antibiotics, which should kill the infection at the bottom of the tooth I mentioned in the previous post, which is apparently what's causing all the pain I'm experiencing this week.

I'm not on the schedule tomorrow, so I will have taken eight of the 28 doses of penicillin I was prescribed by the next time I go in for work.  I have heard that penicillin makes infections stop feeling awful really fast, so hopefully my teeth will stop acting like assholes by my next shift.

On the other hand, Yahoo says it might take as long as a week, or more if the infection is really bad.

I don't know what I'm going to do.  I don't know how I'm going to deal with this.  It hurts so much I want to cry, like, half the time, and the other half I'm sitting still really carefully trying not to disturb my teeth, which doesn't always work.

I have an appointment for a root canal on Tuesday, which means I'm going to have to be late for another day of work,  I'm afraid my boss is going to be pissed at me, that I'm going to get fired or start getting assigned shittier work or something.  I'm basically afraid my whole life is going to fall apart, because I waited three goddamn years to get to the last freaking minute before getting my teeth looked at.

Caitlin and I are watching Bridesmaids right now.  Failing to take responsibility for your life, and the serious consequences that causes, is a major theme of this movie.  So, that's appropriate...