Important Correction

Some of you may remember this post wherein my husband said some things I found to be incomprehensible. Namely, he’d had a run of horrible pain/congestion/pressure inside of his head. Like, his head was broken.

So, he gets a CAT scan of his head, and they tell him, “It’s because of your deviated septum.”

Evan said, “If it hasn’t bothered me for 30 years, I don’t see why it would start now.”

I am paraphrasing. The actual conversation is in the first post. My reaction was like, “Are you nuts? It’s caused you all this pain, and you say that?”

Well, as it turns out, EVAN WAS RIGHT. The issue was his rear-most upper molar. It didn’t show up on x-rays, but it was going bad. By the time he had a root canal done, three of the four roots were dead, and the last one was actively infected. That infection was going up into his sinus, causing the congestion.

Obviously, everyone in the Flower household is very happy about the laying on of endodontist hands that led to the miraculous healing.


EVAN WAS RIGHT. Again. Evan’s bullheaded distrust of the medical community was proven right. Again. At this rate, he’s never going to listen to me, or them, ever again. Not that he ever listened to anybody in the first place. But this incident will only reinforce said bullheaded distrust.

That said, they wanted to do surgery and reorganize the shape of his head. Meanwhile, it was a tooth that caused all the trouble. And by trouble I mean a year’s worth of pain/agony/countless sleepless nights/and the inability to breathe through one’s nose.

There’s a lesson here, and that lesson is, if I’m going to eat crow, you better believe I’ll at least get a blog post out of it.

9 thoughts on “Important Correction

  1. John says:

    Right? Well Evan…is usally right, Maybe the sledge hammer to the face as a teen might of created the deviated septum, but the soft teeth is what is catching up to him now. Tough break on the early x-rays seeing nothing. Glad to know you are feeling better

  2. Lisa says:

    Very brave of you to publicly admit that the hubs was right. It’s a painful pill to swallow. Kudos.

  3. Carolyn says:

    @Claiborne – no, it’s a win for Evan. He didn’t ignore it. He went to a bunch of different dentists and endotontists. (Along with doctors and ENTs.) He believed it was his tooth. He was right. He eventually found the dentist/endotonist team that could prove his hunch.

  4. Claiborne says:

    I’m not sure this is a complete win for Evan. I mean, he still need a doctor to perform a surgery to fix him. Hot toddies did not, in fact, make his sinuses feel better.

    So while it’s good that he had a healthy doubt for reconstructive surgery, this does not mean that ignoring it for a year was a good idea.

    I’d call it a tie.

  5. Carolyn says:

    @Becky – it’s $1,500. They did the root canal immediately, so that was good. We drove home, happy he was finally fixed, but sad about the $1,500. In the mail was a letter about my physical therapy. Insurance isn’t covering it at all. $1,300. It was a painfully expensive day. But, my shoulder’s a lot better, and Evan’s pain free, so, you know…ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

  6. Becky says:

    God love the man!!! Geez, I’ve heard that is horrible pain! So they did surgery immediately? I’ve also heard root canals are pretty pricey . . . my dentist wants me to get a crown on a tooth that has a microscopic crack, and she has warned me that if I don’t a root canal is very expensive. I’m sure there is no price for Evan feeling comfortable!

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