I was going to go out caching today, but I had no sleep last night because of a bad tooth. Today, I phoned up the dentist, and got an appointment immediately. So I trundled down there, she had a look, and it's a previous root canal filling, that needs something done.
My choices were, A) an extraction (I'd rather hang on to my teeth please) or B) a visit to the endodontist, which will have to be a private appointment, and will cost maybe £1000. So I got a prescription for an antibiotic, to clear up the infection. I did tell her I was on Warfarin, but she prescribed an antibiotic that I thought might not be good with Warfarin. She looked it up in her big book of drugs, and sure enough, metronidazole affects Warfarin. I'm a bit surprised that she didn't already know this; a lot of people visiting the dentist must be on Warfarin, and metronidazole is the usual prescription. Last time I had it, I bled more than I'd expect, so it must increase the effect of Warfarin.
So she gave me erythromycin, which also interacts with warfarin, but I suppose less so.
And she referred me to the endodontist. And as a bonus, just before I left, she noticed that another tooth looked like it had an infection. So, something to look forward to.
The second thing that happened today, was just before I left for the dentist - we had a total power cut. However, all my computers are on UPSes, and when the power came back after 15 minutes out, everyting was fine, except one UPS cut out, but that's behind an unimportant computer, and I'll replace it.
The third thing, was that ladysolly visited the doctor because her knee had swollen a bit. It was diagnosed as housemaid's knee, which you'll remember was the only malady that Jerome K Jerome didn't suffer from. The main treatment is, stop kneeling.