I was supposed to be in Iceland this week, visiting DeCODE. I'm not. Late last week I got a toothache. I've been to both the dentist and the doctor, but they couldn't figure out why I had it, so they've just put me on painkillers to see if it disappears by itself. Pure symptom treatment.
I love painkillers. It is a great invention. For me, right now, they only work some of the time, but it is a lot better than nothing.
Still, I would much prefer treating the actual cause, but as long as that is unknown there is no choice.
It sucks, though, to be stuck at home when I should be analysing data at DeCODE.