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Quack Reprise

Week Five, Thursday

I decided to consult Dr. Dietrich, to give him one last chance to fix this.

He looked at all the x-rays and said that there was probably caries under one of the teeth surrounding the hole. He suggested to take out one filling after the other, looking for that elusive caries which he couldn't see on any of the x-rays.

In other ways, he was going to play the "shell game" with my teeth.

I gulped and went to see the internist. Gravely, Dr. Wittmann looked at the computer images. He shook his head.

We went through all the data that had been collected this far - there had been nothing whatsoever that would indicate the source for the constant pain.

Let me describe the Pain.

The pain started in my left upper jaw and, from there, spread all the way down to the left-hand lower jaw. Occasionally it was also sparking separate pain impulses in the lower right-hand jaw.

Several times a day, sometimes several times an hour, the pain would crawl up from my left upper jaw, pass in front of my ear and dig into my cranium.

When it got really bad, I would feel like screaming (not a good idea if you want your colleagues to think that you are perfectly sane) or hitting my head against the wall in order to make the pain lessen.

"The nurse glued electrodes onto my skull."

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"The Continuing Health Crisis" is an 100% true account of MOATMAI's health problems. It is intended to keep all friends and enemies informed about his current status. The Whole FAQ.

First Visit? You might want to check out the summary before continuing.

Current Status: The root canal, it is done. The tooth is dead. And the pain? Well...

The whole mess began in June, 1997. The Whole Tooth starts here.

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