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Reed TrillerAug 31, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
I`m Officially A Harp Addict.I thought I was months ago but it`s worse now.
I`m actually jonesing! I need to play but can`t!
Over the last few days I have had a bit of a tooth ache.Nothing major that stopped me from playing.
But last night my face actually started swelling on the toothache side and the pain became severe.
Today I look like I lost a boxing match against a one armed boxer who only did right hooks.
I`m at the point where i`m just holding a harp.Fighting the urge to play because the pain is so bad.
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Ouch! It almost sounds like root canal time.
Quite possibly.I`ll find out in about 4 hours.Gotta get the swelling down first with antibiotics.
Yep.........root canal Wednesday! Arghhh!
you can still listen to your inspirations, or say some horn guys. or take the opportunity to do some cleanup on your harps.
JK,Believe me i`m doin that,lol.I had the root canal today and go back in 2 days for the crown.
I actually have no pain now whatsoever but forgot to ask the dentist about playing harmonica,lol.
i'm wondering what the local anesthesia could do to f..k up some of that hard earned muscle memory - IF you play under the LA influence with a half numb face that is. so i believe it would have been a very good idea to restrain yourself from actually playing...you did have a local?
But: DID you give in to your harp addiction while your mouth wasn't feeling 'normal' yet? and how did it sound to you?
Ok,almost exactly 2 months and 4 visits later my tooth ordeal is finally over.
What I had thought was the root canal on the first visit was only a partial root canal to relieve the pain and get rid of abcess Ihad in the same tooth. I was given a temporary crown 2 visits later and my permenant crown last Thursday.
I have had pain,,,,bad pain.But having the doctor cut a big round hole into my gums over the abcesswith a scalple and go at theit like a big zit was the most mind numbing pain I have ever experienced.I now understand tunnel vision because I almost blacked out.You can`t exactly numb that area.
I have not played a harmonica since this my face started swelling.Once the root canal process started I was afraid of the filling or temporary crown coming out if I tried to play.
Now that I have had the permenant crown for 3 days and everything feels completely normal and I am sure the cement used to attach the crown is fully dried I will FINALLY be trying out my harmonicas tomorrow!
I would be doing so right now but i`m really just too tired after a long work shift.
Big Daddy Ray
Welcome Back, I was wondering what happen to ya.
I hope you continue on your recovery so you can feed your harp-addiction :)
Glad you're recovering, and will be back at the harps ...
I got back to it Tuesday!Almost like I haven`t stopped. Have to relearn a couple things but it`s all coming back.
Kind of like riding a bike, you don't really forget, you just forget to remember ...
kind of like riding a bike, once you fall off, you never forget how :-)