I may have previously shared that while in Hawaii last August I got an abscess in a molar and had to get emergency palliative treatment. Since the endodontist didn't do a complete root canal (just enough to drain it and relieve the pressure), he gave me a prescription for antibiotics to keep the infection from growing until I got back home. I didn't use three pills at that time.
This week I started getting pain in the tooth next to the one that abscessed in Hawaii. Wednesday I called my dentist and they made an appointment for treatment on Monday. I'm not a big fan of waiting days and days for treatment when there is intense pain involved, but I couldn't break through that wall. I could go get it fixed somewhere else, but I'd have to pay the full amount on my own. So, in desperation I tried taking the antibiotics again. Voila! They worked quite quickly at reducing the swelling and headache, and I was able to get a good night's sleep. The Hawaii prescription had 1 refill, so today I had CVS call and transfer the prescription here so I could get enough more to carry me over until Monday. And that worked, too!
Hooray for our team! I may even go in to work tomorrow.
(And I did, too.)