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Friday, 7 December 2012

Not a good first day

This is a very brief post due to feeling a little unwell, and being distracted by my two lovely grandsons.

Flight from Istanbul to Heathrow was fine, although my teeth/gums became gradually worse until my whole mouth was throbbing with pain.

Fortunately have a friend who works for a local dentist.  Phoned her early this morning and she managed to get one of the dentists to see me.  Not easy to do nowadays because I'm now considered a foreigner when I visit!

Abscess below bottom two front teeth...infection spread throughout the gums.  7 injections to anaesthetise so that abscess could be debrided and teeth and gums cleaned up as much as possible.  Strong antibiotics given, plus mouthwash, plus painkillers.  Pain should subside in couple of days, and antibiotics finished in 5 days.

No alcohol of course...and no smoking  (yes Maggie you are absolutely right smoking does the teeth and gums no good at all)

The boys are happy to see me but both have nasty cold/coughs, so we're a bit of a poorly household.

But they distract me and help to make me forget about my teeth.  I am looking after them this afternoon while their Mum and Dad do some shopping.

Back when I have some more time.

23 comments:

  1. Oh dear, you do have my deepest sympathy. I'm such a wuss when it comes to teeth and avoid the dentist like mad. This must have really, really hurt. Poor you - thank goodness you have your lovely grandsons to keep you distracted. Hope you're better very soon. Axxx

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    1. I'm really not keen on dentists either Annie and yes it was very painful. My grandsons make me feel a whole lot better! xx

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  3. So very sorry that you have had to suffer like this but glad you got treatment and will soon feel much better. I didn't mean to preach about the smoking. Hope it wasn't taken that way.
    Hoping the grandsons will be a real distraction from the pain.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Oh no Maggie it certainly wasn't taken that way! You are right though. The dentist confirmed it. It's a nasty habit and one I should really get rid of. xx

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  4. ohhhh Ayak the adventures continue (((HUGS))). This was one thing you sure didn't need. But glad you are on the mend, so wishing you a speedy recovery.
    .............bet your grand kids are happy to see you.....poor boys got a nasty cold.
    Enjoy your stay there.....

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    1. Thanks for the hugs Erica..very welcome. And the teeth are much better now xx

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  5. Oh, poor Ayak!! Abscesses are horrid, no wonder you've been feeling so rough. I'm very glad you managed to find a dentist so quickly and that the treatment was so thorough. I do hope you and the boys soon feel better.

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    1. Thanks Perpetua. I hope we all recover soon too as we have lots planned for the next few weeks. Unfortunately there are always so many bugs about at this time of year. xxx

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  6. What misery....no wonder you've been feeling under the weather.

    I'm glad you could get treatment, and it sounds as if the worst...for teeth and colds will be over before Christmas...but then they said that about the Great War!

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    1. Well it seems like the teeth are getting better by the day Fly but the boys seem to have developed more colds on top of the ones that they haven't recovered from...no doubt we'll all go down with them. Ah well...the joys of Christmas in England!

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  7. "Ayak's Turkish Delight" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-sunday-drive.html

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    1. Thankyou Jerry...that's very kind of you xx

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  8. Hi Ayak, this is my first visit to your blog. I came over from the link at Jerry's Blog, AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles. So sorry about the trouble you have had with your teeth and gums. I remember when....not good, not good at all. Please feel better soon.

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    1. Hello DeniseinVA and welcome to my blog. Thankyou for your good wishes x

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  9. I hope you feel better. Great blog by the way :)

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    1. Thankyou Optimistic Existentialist, and welcome to my blog x

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  10. Welcome home and I do hope you feel better soon - toothache is a pain:( lovely that you are with your grandchildren :) x Ozlem

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    1. Being with the grandchildren helps Ozlem...thankyou xx

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