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Apr 09, 2017 9:52 AM

Hello pain family,
I'm sorry I went inactive again (for 8 days) I had my surgery on Monday 3rd April and there were a lot of complications.... i'll list them and explain because I'm tired and that's easier. By the way it was wisdom tooth extraction (due to constant infection)

1) They had to take a very large amount of my jaw bone out as well

2) The drill that they used malfunctioned and kept overheating. I have full thickness (3rd degree) burns all over my mouth

3) I have incredibly severe swelling - my face is the size of a small melon. I'm on Naproxen 500mg BD (2x a day) to try to reduce it

4) I can't even open my mouth 2.5 cm (an inch). I can open it about 1-1.5cm (1/2 an inch)

5) I have a very severe infection that they are worried will spread - I am on 2 strong antibiotics to try to fight it. The antibiotics are Co-amoxiclav 500/125mg TDS (3x a day) and Metronidazole 400mg TDS (3x a day). I'm also rinsing with very salty water 4-6 times a day and corsadyl mouthwash 2 times a day.

6) I can't eat anything so I'm having to try my best to drink Complans, ensures, fruit juices etc. And take vitamins

7) One of the incision sites is hypertrophic and I'm concerned that the gap between it and the teeth will harbour and cause infections.

The surgery was supposed to take 45 minutes..... It was over 4 hours! I woke up with no painkillers left in my system and on my back (I can't be on my back without painkillers bc of my allodynia). I was in 10/10 pain with my back and 9/10 pain with my face after a few minutes they gave me 20mg oral morphine then 5 minutes later they gave me a further 60mg if codeine and I was still in a lit of pain but I could cope.

Then, the anaesthetic finished wearing off and the surgeons came round and explained everything and took another look. They then discharged me to home with paracetamol (acetaminophen) and Co-amoxiclav 500/125 but no painkillers!

I woke up the next morning in excruciating pain and with a melon for a face so I had to ring my GP (I think the closest to it in America is a PCP or family doctor), they prescribed the Naproxen (and some omeprazole to protect my stomach) and said "see how that goes and call back tomorrow if you need more". So I had to cry my way through that day... I woke up the next day still in excruciating pain and rung the GP again, they prescribed 5mg of liquid morphine up to a max of 4 times a day. So I took it 4 times a day and it still didn't control the pain but I tried to just bear it for a couple days but no.... I had to ring the GP again... They doubled the dose to 5mg every 8 times a day (they did that instead of doubling the dose and keeping it 4 times a day because I'm struggling to swallow). So I've been on that dose for a couple of days but I've not got many days of the morphine left and I'm worried because I don't know if they'll give me more and of they do if they'll keep it at this dose.

I'm really sorry that this way so long I'mjust desperate and wanted to give you all the information

Anyway, any advice any of you have would be appreciated because all I'm able to do is sleep.

Apr 09, 2017 10:34 AM

How horrible for you! I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all of this pain. 🙁 I had my wisdom teeth extracted when I was a teen and ended up with a dry socket - dental pain is just awful, awful, awful!
I would definitely call the doctor again and tell them you're still in a lot of pain. Is the more frequent dose of morphine helping? I would hope they wouldn't simply cut you off when your current prescription runs out. If they do, and you're still in unbearable pain, I would say a visit to the emergency room would be justified. I hope for you that it doesn't come to that, but it's always an option.
Did they give you the special ice pack that you can tie around your head when you went in for the surgery? If not, you could maybe use a towel filled with ice and rolled up to apply under your chin and up around your cheeks to help with the swelling/pain. Hang in there. I hope you get some much needed relief very, very soon. 🌸

Apr 09, 2017 10:36 AM

Try a cup of Luke warm ginger tea and then try smear baking soda on your your effected area of your mouth and wait and see you'll will be amazed! Now just give it a try and you see I've been been doing this for my gums and it works in fact I need to do this now! Oh don't forget you need to gargle with salt water! This whole series of steps to relieve pain in your mouth is better than any pain killers that I know of, trust me! Especially for the mouth! It is the best and if you have an android device get the app and look for reflexology and look for the app that says reflex in a banner with feet colored looking like a kid colored it with markers and it is one of the first apps you'll see on your Android device so if you see it, DOWNLOAD IT!!!😎

Apr 09, 2017 11:39 AM

Omg how awful!! I'm so sorry you're going through this. I wish I had a helpful suggestion for you. I hope you are able to get some relief soon. Sending healing thoughts & prayers your way. 🙏💕

Apr 10, 2017 9:18 PM

They gave me some more painkillers but I just ran out of the co-amoxiclav 500/125 and only doctors can prescribe that not dentists and although my infection had got a bit better with the antibiotic mix and all of these suggestions (and of course salt water and corsodyl) it feels like it's spreading! I'm supposed to go to Ireland (ROI) to meet family that I've never met before this Friday and I'm still only able to drink and I'm even struggling with that due to ask the swelling from the infection. I can't open my mouth more than 1.5cm still and I can only just drink and have to use the drinkable meal things (ensure and complan) I can't do that in Ireland! I have to be able to eat and drink live a normal person and not have to use a straw for everything ugh I'm having a really bad back pain flare, my cluster headaches are at an all time high and I have everything I've written here its all getting to be a bit too much *sigh*

Apr 11, 2017 10:24 AM

(((( gentle hugs )))) I am so sorry. Wish I had an answer but wanted you to know I care.

Apr 11, 2017 8:59 PM

(( gentle hugs )) I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this. Ouch... I prey for fast recovery and there must be more your doctor can do to help.

Apr 12, 2017 2:31 AM

I am so so so sorry you expierenced this. I can't imagine the pain you must be in. I wish there was something I could do to help you! You are in my thoughts and prayers! ❤❤

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