Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 17 - Worst day yet

In the name of all that is holy!

Not a good day.

There are some negatives about being a bit of a pack rat/hoarder. Yes, I have a hard time throwing some things away.

However, today I'm SO glad that I kept the Tylenol 3s that I never took after having dental implant surgery. I think I'm tired because the pain is constant. It doesn't seem to come and go in waves.

I have visions of F Murray Abraham in that Star Trek movie where his facial skin is being stretched and at one point, when he gets upset, sprouts a leak from his forehead.

I've tried Aloe Gel... 99.9% pure, thinking it would help... but it did not. Stings like hell once the cooling effect wears off. I was reading somewhere today where people seem to get better relief with ointments rather than creams/gels. In the meantime, its back to cold compresses.

The worst part is the middle of my forehead, which is VERY tight, and I can tell that there is going to be some major peeling in very short order. You can't really tell in the photo, but the center of my forehead is a bit darker than the red around it. Almost a purple color. Followed by the corners of my bottom lip, which have become inflamed. I haven't been putting the stuff on my lips but its had an effect on the bottom lip.

Someone asked me today if I was wearing lip-liner.... uh, no.

I'm trying to keep a sense of perspective though... (there's that word again).

The friend of my brother and his wife - who was so ill a few weeks back, passed away on Sunday. Discovered an odd-looking mole less than a year ago. The funeral is tomorrow. I'll stop kvetching. My condolences to his wife, children and family.


  1. Oh honey. Just because someone else's life (or lack thereof) is shittier than yours, doesn't mean a fair amount of kevetching about your own isn't warranted. You crank out any amount you want to and be sure that it's warranted.

    I'm sorry it's so very owwwie. Once again, I extend my offers of any and all help.

    My condolences to your friend's family as well, and to you, love.

    *big hugs*


  2. Thanks Kit... just going down for a power nap.