Monday, December 29, 2008


I'm feeling sorry for myself, and have been for most of the day. I had a dentist appointment this morning. No, before you even think it, it went really well and no issues. In fact they have a clever distraction system. While waiting in the waiting room one of the assistants came out and handed me a piece of paper and asked me what movie I wanted to watch. They have these movie glasses and headphones you wear while they're doing the work, after the initial weirdness it was actually a pretty neat way to make dental work fly by. I watched "The Notebook", sweet movie. 

The "ow" didn't come until later, when all the novocaine ran out. The appointment was to make a crown that has been waiting a year to be done (on my root canal tooth, I've been waiting for my dental insurance to cover a pitiful, but not insignificant, amount of it). He also replaced an old filing with a new invisible white one that happened to be in the same area, so could be done with the same injections. Less injections = a happier me. But I now have a sore jaw from 90 minutes of work, i'm all headachy and my little nub of a tooth and gum is really sore from the prep. But in 2 weeks, i'll have a good as new fake tooth in it's place. 

Add to that the fact that I used a new face pack last night as a pamper me thing, and ended up having a reaction and now having some pretty ugly looking burns on my chin, nose and forehead, and i'm feeling sorry for myself. 


bsa said...

Ohhhhh! I hope you are now feeling better. Next time perhaps, a cooling ice pack in lieu of whatever you actually used.

The movie idea sounds wonderful--both for you and the dentist. I might have thought of audio books, but this even better. Of course, you were missing the popcorn...or, did they waft in some scent?

RGW said... more self heating mud packs for me.....:0)

No popcorn luckily, or I might have started drooling......