Skirmishes at the Front
The war with the wee yeasties is over, but there are still skirmishes at the front. Two 14-day courses of Diflucan for Baby E and three 14-day courses for me were required to get rid of the initial infection. Just to avoid this whole mess again, I am going on a maintenance dose of Diflucan (after a liver test) for the next few months. I can finally nurse without being in excruciating pain, which is a huge relief.
I managed — through “clenching and grinding” — to crack one of my back molars. I did the same thing after S was born, only I cracked a filling and not a tooth, although I still ended up with a root canal. This time my dentist applied a temporary crown and I am waiting a week to see if the pain goes away. If so, I avoid a root canal; if the pain persists, off to the endodontist I go. I also bought a new night guard, one that doesn’t make me gag.
I am slowly emerging from the sleep-deprivation haze, which means I can finally start to formulate complete sentences and return to blogland.