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Tooth Pain… Ouch… A rant…

Hi, so Happy New Year!

I spend it in pain… And am still in pain… Here’s my situation…

On Christmas Eve, around 4pm I started to feel a dull throb from my left lower jaw… after about an hour I realized that the pain was coming from my second to last molar…

I don’t have insurance, (dental or medical) but I am a US Military Veteran and am covered by the VA… It was after hours so I called the nursing care line… They advised me to come up to a hospital that is about 40 miles away to be seen, but that my best bet would be to go to the Bronx VA 40 miles in the other direction if I wanted to try to get a dentist.

My father said it’s probably a dental abscess… He’s had one and it was excruciating… This from a man who’s had 2 heart attacks and one car accident during one, dislocated both shoulders at once on ice walking to the driveway and to top it off, I have personally witnessed him, (when I was a small child) cut his pointer finger off with a table saw, pick the finger up, pick me up with the other hand, and carry me upstairs, put me in my car-seat, and carry my woozy mom to the car, and HE proceeded to drive himself to the hospital… So for him to call this excruciating, I knew it was going to get worse….

I didn’t go to the hospital Christmas eve, instead I took pills to try to ride it out… Christmas Day, Thursday, I went to the Bronx VA Hospital ER and asked if they could page a Dentist, they told me they could not… I was hurting enough that I had been crying at home and my father drove me the 40 miles. I was told by the nursing care line that because it was so far I could go to my local ER, but I knew that they couldn’t do much, and I would have to go through a lot of paperwork for the VA to repay the bill that would leave…

When they said (at the ER) that they couldn’t call a Dentist, they gave me antibiotics and Tylenol 3… I said that I tried them and needed something stronger, this was no joke, I was taking Vicodan and STILL in a lot of pain… I was discharged and returned home… Still in pain…

Friday I hurt so much… The whole time, the only thing that seemed to help was to take cold water and hold it in my mouth… this soothed the area until the water was no longer cold, then it hurt… I couldn’t sleep, I would find myself sitting up in bed, 6:30am woken up by me spilling water all over myself!  Sleep was nodding off, only to be woken by the pain, and the shock of cold water spilling down my chest!

Saturday was fits of crying, and yelling about how unfair life was, how this sucked…  You could imagine…  I was contemplating ramming my forehead into anything to knock myself out from the pain…  My water trick was no longer working…  I had been calling the nursing care line, sometimes belligerent, (and I wish I could call back to apologize… maybe I will…) finally, I was told that if I could hold out until Sunday, it would make more sense to have a Dentist come in on a Sunday DAY rather then a Saturday LATE AT NIGHT…

I got back to the Bronx VA Sunday around 2pm… I asked to speak to the hospitals Nursing Supervisor, and we spoke, he was a nice man he had said that he had this pain before and knew what I was going through…  I informed him that I was concerned that because of the delay of care, I feared that the infection in my tooth had spread to my jaw… He explained the situation of the holiday and said that he felt that if this had happened the day before it did, that he’s sure it wouldn’t have been a problem.  he said he was sorry for me, and told me to go back to the ER and be seen, and come back and inform him of my condition and if I felt that treatment was adequate.  I did and was seen around 3.  I was given a shot of Toradol in my shoulder which hurt for a few minutes, as I was informed it would, and I took a 2 hour nap… when I awoke, I asked to see a Dentist and again was informed that there are no on-call dentists… I was given a prescription for oxycodine and told to report to Dental at 8:30am, that I was not scheduled, but I was as a walk in emergency.

I reported back to the Nursing Supervisor,  asked to be admitted because I was still in pain, he said he could not admit me for dental pain… So I picked up my meds and drove the 40 miles back north…

The next morning I arrived at the Bronx VA around 8:30, went straight to Dental, explained my situation and was immediately seen.  First I got my Dental X-Ray, then I was first seen by the head Oral Surgeon, he looked at the X-Rays and then said that I would be getting a root canal by a Dentist in a few minutes… My Dentist was very nice, I had feared my first Root Canal, but once the pain was knocked out I found myself watching the whole thing in the reflection of her mask…  as a side note, I don’t believe that I have my fathers’ high pain threshold, but I can take some pain, I’ve had a Zygomatic Maxio-Facial fracture in the past… what is that? I pretty much broke my lower eye socket and upper jaw… and all the little sinus bones in that area… not fun, it sucked, but it was NOTHING compared to this! Especially since this was so localised!

When we were done, I was given a prescription for different antibiotics and told to continue with the pain killers… On my way out, I was asked why I waited so long to be seen by Dental, they asked why the ER on both occasions did not call in the On-Call Dentist.  I immediately went to the Patient Representative and explained my situation, she informed me that she would write a memo… A MEMO!!!

The following day, I went to work, took my pills, and completed the day… around 4pm I started to feel pain again… Oh no!  The next morning Wednesday, New Years Eve, I woke up in the same amount of pain I was in the previous Thursday (Christmas day) My Girlfriend asked if this was going to ruin our New Years, like it had ruined Christmas…  I called my father and he told me to call the Dentist back… I did and the dentist told me to come in.

When I got there I was asked to talk to the Dental Chief and explain the whole situation with the ER, and how they had refused to call the Dentist.  It turns out that there were another TWO people with similar problems that were not addressed at the ER by them calling the On-Call Dentist!!!  He apologized and said he was sorry about the past events, but the important thing was to now fix the pain problem.  I was seen by another Dentist this time, and he was very nice and thorough.  During the procedure, my other Dentist came in, as did the Chief and on Oral Surgeon, the Oral Surgeon said that there might be another root that was missed, so with a little deeper digging, there it was!  another root… The Dentist got it, cleaned up and filled the hole, informed me that I needed to see another Dentist afterwards who will clean up inside a bit more and after another visit cap it with a crown…

I thanked him, the other Dentist, the Chief and the Oral Surgeon on the way out, got my new Antibiotics which I was to take a lot of, which I will later find out are the antibiotic of choice for bone infections… Great!

This was Wednesday, New Years Eve… On my way home, About an hour after leaving I was in more pain then I was in when I went in!

New Years Day, Thursday I spend in pain… ‘Nuff said…

Friday I called my father’s Dentist, she had been on Vacation, and was now back… I told her the situation, and the meds I was on, it was then that I was informed that the antibiotics I was on were to treat a bone infection… She said that it was too soon for her to treat me, that she wanted the antibiotics to do their job, and she would see me either Monday or Wednesday, that she would have to go in and clean up further and I would come back a week or two later for her to put a crown and such…

So, here I am… Babbling about my stupid tooth and jaw pain on my blog… Just getting it out…  I am really freaked out about the possibility of this infection being in my jaw, it really hurts, but at least not as much as it did before the initial root canal… but I cannot help but feel wronged that the ER didn’t take my situation seriously enough!

I’m not looking for any sort of payment, or any sort of anything except that something is done to ensure that this does not happen to anyone else!  Dental pain is no joke!

NokiaviNe

So… 3 weeks ago I received an email asking me to participate in a new mobile media tracking application. 

It’s called NokiaviNe and it’s a very similar application to Sportstracker

This application will use the phones GPS and internet connection to track location and photos as well as songs played videos taken.

Very similar to the Sportstracker in that when you ran, or in my case, drove, it would track your speed and music played through the phone.

 

Right now, I’m stumped though, as, I’m trying to come up with my Bio for the site…

 

I’m not working for some company involved in web 2.0

I’m not working on anything involving mobile devices

I’m not even working…

 

I am online, I participate in conversations, and I try to stay abreast on information related to mobile technologies.

I try to stay in touch with the people who are in the know on these technologies, and I guess, that’s how I was invited to participate!

I try to pass on that information… I try to keep the ball rolling… I try to tell everyone I know, about things I think they should know about!

 

I am me, and this is my bio so far…

Daniel is new to the mobile technology field but has embraced all that it has to offer.  
Daniel found that he could accomplish more in his free time via his smart phone…
Soon that was it, he was hooked on his phone, and now spends far less time stuck to a PC…
Daniel blogs from his personal site as well as his pseudonym “mobiledan
He is frequently heard from blogging, texting or emailing from the road, where he spends much of his time. 
How’s it sound so far? anything I should add, take out?

B-Logging…

So, as of late, I’ve been busy, really busy, and well medicated… (well, not well enough… But that’s not for here…)

I’ve been mostly mobile and have only really checked on things when I happen to run into a computer…

I’m in need of a better phone, and I am promising that I will blog from this newer better-er phone…

Promise!

So… What’ve I been doing?

?

Spending a lot of time with my GF, working whenever I can, and it feels pretty good mentally to be doing something, but it’s been taxing on my back…

Going to school Saturdays for Inorganic Chemistry… As soon as I complete this course I can get my degree and may take my state boards!

Ok… Not sure what else to write here, plus I’ve got geeky stuff on my mind… go over there… My other site!

Compromise

What is it?

According to  Merriam-Webster

Noun

Main Entry:

1com·pro·mise

Pronunciation:

\ˈkäm-prə-ˌmīz\

Function:

noun

Etymology:

Middle English, mutual promise to abide by an arbiter’s decision, from Anglo-French compromisse, from Latin compromissum, from neuter of compromissus, past participle of compromittere to promise mutually, from com- + promittere to promise — more at promise

Date:

15th century

1 a: settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b: something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things2: a concession to something derogatory or prejudicial <a compromise of principles>

K…

So I’ve been a phone junkie… I don’t think I can really go more then 10 minutes without checking my phone…

Even just my gmail… (Even gmail at like 2am… (Who’s gonna be emailing me then? And who would NEED my reply then?)

Another phone addiction is my Jaiku… I’ve been NEEDING to know the status on so many people, when I’ve got my Girlfriend and friends in front of me, and I’m zoned out on my cell phone…

Thus, I’ve been neglecting my GF and friends…

as of this past weekend I’ve made an attempt to compromise with my GF,

I’m going to Ease up on the phone…

Gmail is only a part of the problem,

Most of my problem is Jaiku, more specifically me needing to go back and see what I’ve missed on Jaiku… That takes a while…

I am going to try to now use Ping.fm to cross post and update my status…

Like,

If i’m doing something “Cool” I want people to know,

I want people to tell me their experiences! and have a conversation about it…

but I won’t be able to read or reply to them until after I’ve experienced it…

I’ve just gotten a little out of hand…

I need to experience more…

It’s all kinda weird, since I’m not really using my PC much anymore, because my mobile device use has helped to get me away from the PC, and thus away from sitting inside!

But now I’m out and about… Texting, IMing, Jaikuing, Emailing… from my car, from a mountain or from a boat on the lake… And still not really here…

Sure I can talk to people,

and especially talk to people about cell phones…

But once I stare off into my screen, it’s hard to get me back…

I realize this, and I will try to work on this… for my GF, and for my friends! but mostly for me!

There is a time and a place… so now I need to find my acceptable “Mobile geek” presence time…

This might not be that hard, as there might be some news to report in the coming days regarding mobile devices and employment…

Thinking that when I’m occupied with work, I can and should have my social networking sites on hand to distract me, and that’s where you, my readers, come into play 😉

I’ll be back on a PC, and able to do alot on my phone, but that doesn’t mean I have to do it all the time 😉

More to come…

Dandandan as of late…

I’ve been distant… I realize this, and I will be working on this…

I finished my Anatomy and Physiology class… So, I just need to CLEP Chemistry then I am done with school for now, and can take my boards for Respiratory Care… And start working!

I’ve been back to using my old N73 so along with being away from a pc due to being on the road or in class all night and such, I’ve stepped down from my more recent past connected state… So aside from checking mail and Jaiku, that’s about the extent I’ve been able to connect…

I’m sitting at my PC now… Funny how I can finally sit in front of a PC, it kinda feels weird…  But I love being able to be mobile… but I miss my PC…

I have recently fallen back in love with my N800 internet tablet… Especially since So we’ll see how that changes things, except that the battery isn’t lasting as long as I remember it…

I’ve just felt a bit weird lately, maybe it’s the heat…

More to follow..

Me, We, My online presence and I

I’ve been trying to keep up,

With the blogging, (blogger blogspot, LiveJournal, WordPress,)

With the online social networks/microblogging, (MySpace, FaceBook, Jaiku, Twitter, Pownce…)

With the artist storage locations (trying to keep us networked together in some social network like the above mentioned sites…) (Ovi, PhotoBucket Flikr)

The IM clients  (IRQ, Yahoo Messenger, GTalk and AIM

And the different ways to access them (Palringo, Fring, Trillian…)

and the one of it’s kind in my life, Last.fm

And anywhere else I’ve signed up and either use or forget I’m signed up…

Dear Internet,

I’m confused,

I’m lost…

…………In a sea of me…

……………………………….Lost…

……………………………………..Somewhere between where I was years ago,

When I got my first LiveJournal and MySpace accounts,

To now…

…………Trying to maintain them, and keep in touch with everyone from MySpace, that I still talk to on FaceBook, AIM, GTalk, and Jaiku, and send files to and fro on Pownce

I like the diversity…

I absolutely love that I have to remember multiple passwords… and have different names… NOT!

I’m tired…

No, I don’t use my PC as often as I used to…

I’ve found my love of phones, and keeping connected to everything via mobile, outside… in my car… or in class has just gotten to be so much nicer!

I’m here now! Call me, text me, MMS me a photo, or a speech, Jaiku me, Reply to my Jaiku… Check out my Ovi account! I just took a photo, outside, doing something… and I uploaded it… from wherever I am, other then in front of a PC…

I don’t have to be inside, on a PC all day, I can be out, enjoying everything!

My friends say I’m always on my phone, but if I wasn’t, I’d probably not be out, as I’d probably be inside online!

I don’t have a job using computers all day… If I did, I don’t think I’d have as strong an online presence…

I’d be sick of it…

Just a thought…

I guess this is directed in the wrong place…

Can I let you in on a secret?

I’ve might have a BlueTooth keyboard coming to me… shhh don’t tell my PC…

I think I’ll share it with my N73, or the N82 I’ve been borrowing… and they’ll share it with my N800 Internet Tablet…

This isn’t helping…

I got lost somewhere…

There’s the rant on my connectivity to the Internet… which I’ll have to take up another time, in another rant

AND

The rant on my multiple Internet locations that I can be found… or that’ve gotten lost…

I’ve got 4 blogs on WordPress (5 if you consider thephonetutor and phonetutor different… Even though they have exactly the same info)

2 Live journal accounts, but I might’ve freaked in my emoness (Spell check?) and deleted them…

1 MySpace account I deleted the other one… I think…

1 FaceBook account…

I’ve since gotten into Jaiku, and it’s met my needs, and in a more immediate sense…

It’s not a just a comment with one person and wait for that person or anyone to get back to me… it’s a post how you are, how you feel, what you need, where you are, or just a saying hi to the community place,

I liken Jaiku to this: If I’m having a ____ day, I don’t tell everyone on my AIM or GTalk contact list “I’m having a ____ day” I post a Jaiku stating “ I’m having a ____ day” and anyone on my feed gets an update… and can reply, add to or just view and say nothing…

Imagine a network, based on just replying to someone’s away or outgoing message that’s more like it… people pay attention that way…

That’s Jaiku to me… When I need something, I say I need something, and people see it, and usually come through…

I think that I would consider a paid Jaiku service… One in which I can get hosting for file sharing, file storage, leaving a constant update of sorts like a blog or like VOX… Oh yeah… I forgot about my VOX account!

I’d like to have something with the community that I’ve found, and the ease if use as Jaiku, as a running site, while also being able to post FROM Jaiku TO my blog,

Instead of RSS FROM my blog TO Jaiku…

Just a thought…

I guess, all in all, with the diarrhea of the mouth, mind and fingers, this was a rant on how I’ve gotten lost…

How I feel diluted across the net,

and how i’ve started to replace most of the connections I’ve had with others via MySpace FaceBook and AIM with connecting with people via Jaiku

and how I’ve replaced the ranting and blogging on other blog sites with me beginning to form my very own .com

Am I growing up?

Stay tuned… I’m sure I’ll prove my immaturity soon down the road. 😉

MobileDan

Dandandan