posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 05:45 PM
It's not cheating, It's practicing..because you'll eventually get it right..right?!
I caused myself a nicotine induced dilemma yesterday..
I bought some nicorette gum. If you've ever used it, you know that it's hard as a rock, like hard cadle wax or something...I guess they don't want
to make it TOO appealing..
SO I was on my third day chewing this stuff..and it works well, by the way..
That is, unless you have a piece of popcorn hull, trapped between your tooth, and gums..
I started getting really really sore, then it REALLY hurt..I turned very pale, it hurt so bad..and I was sitting in a meeting at work..
Meeting over, I went to nmeet my wife for one of her Dr.'s appointments..
I notived the doctor kept looking at me, and I was holding my face up with my hands...I finally got up and started rummaging through his cabinets,
looking for a paper cup, for some water.. Long story short..he rustled up some novacaine (he is not a dentist, by the way) And he gave me a free shot,
on the house..LOL
Then I talked to my real dentist, and he called in some anti-biotics.
And a woozy headed painkiller, Vicoprofen..not too strong, but it really helps.
MAkes it hard to type though.
Turns out that little popcorn hull, created abrasions, and a massive infection..
MY face was swollen, on the lower right side, something awful..
SO I am healing...I cannot "BITE" or put my jaws together for a few days, until the infectiion goes down, which it is..
But here is a trick I figured out about the gum...Chew two pieces..One Nicorette, and one Dentine or something......It softens it it up a little..
And in my case..keeps my jaws apart...
I cheated a little until I figured out the gum thing.
And I cannot mix the painkiller, with his other smoking cessation pills..