Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Oh my, I did not want to get out of bed this morning. First off, it had been soooooo nice not having storms during the night. I had stayed up watching the Olympics until nearly midnight and slept soundly until 7 a.m. How nice it was to relax and doze until 7:30. But of course that had to come to an end. I needed to get up and have some breakfast, do a few chores around, and mentally prepare myself for Dreaded Dentist Day. Doomsday time was 11:30 a.m. Scheduled was a cleaning and hopefully a repair to that chipped molar.

My adult life has been plagued with dental problems. No matter the treatment, I have a few decent problem-free years and then get hit hard with expensive problems. This doesn't mesh with no dental insurance and limited financial resources. So, this visit promised to be nasty, I figured.

I arrived about ten minutes early and kept myself calm staring blankly at the walls. The dentist was running about 15 minutes late.

This should not be allowed. Fight or flight sways heavily toward the latter during that wait time!

Finally, I am summoned to 'the chamber'. I'll be right with you, he says. Got to go numb someone in the next room. Grrr. More waiting. Until finally....he arrives for my treatment. I'm informed that a seriously thorough and deep cleaning is necessary. Yikes, doesn't sound like fun. I'm told of a wonderful new tool that he has. Designed just for this particular torture.
"It's super effective, but it can be painful," he says.

Flight is sounding even better!

I'll leave out the details as I know a lot of you love the dentist as much as I do. Yep, it did hurt a bit, but not nearly as much as I had anticipated. And my dentist is very committed to 'less pain equals better dentistry'. My gums are sore now, but only really bad in a few spots. Still haven't gotten that chipped molar repaired! Wouldn't you know I've got another appointment for that.

This afternoon I treated myself to some shopping. Mom and Amanda were waiting for me to get home and saw their dreams realized when all was well enough with me to drive us all to the mall and then up to Skip's for burgers. At the mall, I bought a winter shirt and some nice shoes for the colder weather.

Tomorrow night I'm rewarding myself with an outing to a slide lecture presented by Fisk Organ Co. and hosted by the Sandy Bay Historical Society. 7:30 at the Community House. Hope to see y'all there!


dickiebo said...

Sorry Deb. Can't make it tomorrow. Previous engagement.
All these visits to Skip's, not putting on too much weight are we??
I'm gonna write a book one day, on bloody dentists! Been in trouble with them ever since that female type told me that I should not walk down the road with my mouth open so as to let in the moths! How funny!!!

deb said...

Still trying to keep up enough ambition to go, myself!

We've not done Skip's as much this season...gas prices being what they are!

How are you doing with Le Dentiste and those three teeth of yours?