Right after summer break started, I went on a road trip for a couple of weeks. I will share more on that at another time. It was a great trip, but I was ready to get home to start my relaxing. The day after we got back, I had to have a wisdom tooth out. It wasn't something I was too worried about, but I wanted to get it over with so it wasn't something I had to think about during break. The "surgery" was fine, done with just local anesthesia, and I was home resting on the couch just a couple of hours later. While things were tender the first couple of days, I felt pretty good. The doctor had prescribed me some pain meds, but aspirin was enough to keep me comfortable those first few days. It's been a week since I had the surgery, and I feel worse than I did those first couple of days. That's normal, I've been told, but the whole right side of my face just aches. I had the week check up appointment and was told all is healing nicely and that this pain is expected. Thank goodness for ibuprofen as I've been taking it by the fistful every four hours, and the prescribed Tylenol with Codeine has been a life saver at night the last few days as it's helped me sleep through the aches.
Speaking of Tylenol with Codeine, I've had that pain reliever prescribed a few times in my life. But this was the first time I've received this letter, warning me of the addictive nature of the Codeine, from the insurance company. It arrived about 3 days after having the prescription filled at the pharmacy.
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