"You may be a bit sore when the injection wears off," the dentist told me, reminding me that she'd had to poke me about a fair bit to get in at that wisdom tooth. "But don't worry about it unless it's very bad for too many days."
"OK," I said, thinking it wouldn't be a big deal. The pain from the broken tooth wasn't too bad, and I wasn't bothered by pain as a rule; I'm pretty good at ignoring it.
This pain was different.
This pain was bad enough to make me skip lunch - since there was no way I was attempting to chew food with the pain - and grab for the medicine bottle; I even checked there was "adult medicine" available, just in case!
For those who don't know: I don't skip food; I can be eating egg sandwiches and drinking cocoa within an hour of being revived from an opperation (honestly; I've done exactly that). So if I skip meals there has to be a VERY good reason for it! And, I only take children's medicine. For one thing, since I try to avoid taking medicine if possible, it's plenty strong enough when I do finally take something. For another thing, children's medicines taste better, and since they work for me, I don't see why I should take the awful tasting adult stuff! Besides, it makes for interesting conversations with people at the chemists about 27 year old children, LOL!
Anyway, my usual medicine did the trick, so I didn't have to ttake the disgusting adult stuff. And, though I woke in the night with the pain, I just had some more medicine and then went back to sleep. The pain's not as bad today; it's in the "yeah, OK, it hurts a bit, but never mind," pain range now, so I can ignore it.