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The night from Tuesday to Wednesday was short and troubled, again. Thus, I didn't get to the clinic until about noon. The pain had diminished slightly, but it still had been bad enough to keep me awake until five a.m.

After a relatively short wait, I saw Doctor Küttner whom I briefed on the events of the previous evening. I also showed him the computer x-rays. He proceeded to call the head doctor of the oral surgery department, Dr. Eckardt.

When the head doctor came in, Doctor Küttner sketchily described my medical history and looked at me somewhat forlornly when he started to mix up events. He also kept calling me Mr. Dürr, probably because he had the ear, nose and skull specialist's report in front of him as he was talking...

Dr. Eckardt then proceeded to shatter my hopes for a quick resolution of my pain.

He doubted the cyst was the reason for my pains. Instead, he tended to agree with the neuralgia theory, but he wanted more exams first: He ordered a new computer x-ray, this time using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and possibly another neurological examination.

Back to square one, in other words. The odyssey through doctor's waiting rooms is commencing again. The doctors scheduled the new computer x-ray for the following Monday. Until then, I would just have to hang on -- the pain killer prescribed by Ms. Haker were causing me stomach cramps in the morning -- which is the last thing I needed: more pain.

"I lay there, immobilized, staring into the MRI tube."

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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.

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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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