Let The Dentistry Begin

Today was an exciting day. I went on Facebook to announce I’d be back on Channel 8. More on that in a later post, though I will say the path to this day has been absolutely surreal!

Taking most of my attention today are three teeth removed from my infected gum this afternoon. It feels every bit as bad as you think.

I don’t like taking narcotics. Even after my Whipple they were used sparingly. I’ve made an exception here. Mouth pain is the worst. My dentist prescribed Norco, aka Vicodin.

This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.

Stuff like that fascinates me. Norco doesn’t make you have less pain. It just allows you to give less of a damn about it.

Hopefully things will begin to turn around tomorrow. Maybe my mouth will allow the rest of me to enjoy what’s about to happen.

17 thoughts on “Let The Dentistry Begin”

  1. You did look a bit like a chipmunk during your announcement. Glad the drugs are helping you ‘forget’ the pain. Really glad you’re going to be back on WTNH. Feel better soon.

  2. I get the pain. My husband and I have started with dental implants to replace the missing teeth. Amazing g technology but expensive. Looking forward to seeing you on CT news again. You were my favorite.

  3. More than terrific news that CT
    actually gets “CT’s Best Weatherperson” BACK!! How fortunate are we!! So glad that
    Randy Beach’s article sparked
    your return!! Welcome home to
    our homes and now our electronic devices. Let the information and
    education about the science of it all
    begin again(just minus the rooftop garden).

  4. Great news about you being back on channel 8. Its about time the people on channel 8 figured out that you are up there as one of the best in the channel 8 line up. Sorry about the dentist thing. Glad you are getting it done. I do not have anymore teeth even though it is better to kept the ones I grew up with. Take care and let us know when to look for you on channel 8 we will be waiting impatiently! Bye for now!

  5. As I said on Facebook, Geoff:
    So VERY happy that you’re returning to Channel 8. I’ll MIGHT miss the Monday 5pm as I’ll be driving home from the Madison Library. Will definitely catch you at 6 though.


  6. Hi Geoff,
    Hope you are feeling better quickly!
    So great that you will be back on News 8!!!!! Both you and Dr. Mel were the best of the best and it has not been the same without you!
    Can’t wait for details!!
    The Green’s

  7. First of all, HUGE congratulations about the return to channel 8!! My whole family will be so glad to have you back…..a well deserved return!! Also, I’m so sorry about the teeth Take those meds Geoff! I had one wisdom tooth done and yes it does hurt, can’t imagine 3!! Good luck on your much anticipated return!

  8. Welcome back! I stopped watching channel 8 after you left. Definetly will be tuning in to your forecasts. You have such a strong constitution and are an inspiration in your cancer battle. God bless you.

  9. Glad you are coming back to Ct and channel 8. Have missed that MUG arolhopefully mouth heals quickly with all that you have been thru

  10. So it’s 11:00 p.m…..I’m in the kitchen and I hear your voice! WHAT? That’s Geoff Fox!!!! Oh my God! Missed you so much…Especially when you used to talk about your tomato plants on the roof! Remember that? So good to see you again. I hope it lasts forever. I know you said just for the summer but “no one” does it like you! All the best to you my friend!

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