October 18th, 2005


Who ordered THAT?

Since when do I have an internal alarm clock that reliably wakes me up five minutes before the alarm clock on my nightstand goes off?

I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering where the hell it came from, and how come I didn't have it back when I really needed it in high school and college...

Jaw update and drug facts

So I lost the stitch and I have dry-socket. Apparently these are not causally related.

But the dentist put some dressing on it, and I'll go in Thursday to get the dressing changed, and it should be fine and heal up pretty quick. Hooray for that. It's not hurting right now, so I'm happy.

Important pharmacological fact of the day: you shouldn't take ibuprofen (advil) and percoset together, because percoset has acetaminophen (tylenol) in it. It's really rough on your liver if you take too much tylenol, and advil and tylenol metabolize similarly, so mixing them is like taking extra tylenol. So says my dentist, anyway.

EDIT: As people's comments indicate, though, whether or not you can mix OTC pain med A and OTC pain med B safely is apparently a subject of considerable dispute, even among professionals...