Thursday, November 15, 2012

Where's My Crown?

I missed posting for NaBloPoMo yesterday but I won't let it happen two days in a row. The conference I attended was phenomenal and I have many ideas I am psyched to share with you VERY SOON. 

I screeched into town at 6:30 and went to retrieve my kids from a very wonderful new friend who has been such a help. She's kept them for 4+ hours after school each day until Big Yankee could get home from work. She invited us to stay for a delicious dinner of meatloaf and mashed taters. 

My plan was to cram a weeks worth of work into two days but the joke is on me. I had a dentist appointment this morn, and as I posted on FaceBook:

"Apparently I misunderstood my wonderful dentist when he offered me a a crown. Where's my drink? #unhappy hours"

The dentist and assistant were wonderful but overall it was a horrible, painful experience. And lucky me gets to go back in two weeks for a permanent crown! Apparently I am immune to the anesthetic as it wears off quickly and had to be readministered several times. I kept thinking they were almost finished and that I could tolerate the pain for a bit longer so I didn't say anything at first. Clearly this was a bad, bad, bad idea. 

Taking the impressions was hellacious! Thanks to my horrible gag reflex and all the highly specialized dental instruments crammed into my mouth I started choking, gagging, couldn't breath, had shooting pains and numbness in my arms and chest. Yeah, pretty much a panic attack. Needless to say the first set of impressions didn't take and I had the pleasure  dreadful experience of a repeat performance. I was dizzy and shaky when it finally ended. I came home, rescheduled my appointments for today and popped some ibuprofen. 

You'll excuse me while I crash in the recliner and the universe laughs heartily at my expense?


7 comments:

IASoupMama said...

Oh, no! How awful... Hope the next trip is better...

Kathleen said...

Ouch! I guess we'll let you relax a little. But I'm still waiting for that big reveal, so don't rest too long... ;)

Leia Marie said...

UGH!! I have a dentist appointment in a couple weeks that I am NOT looking forward too...I know I have a lot of work that needs to be done. I feel for ya!!

Robbie K said...

Thanks! I hope so too! I figure it can't be much worse right?

Robbie K said...

Reveal goes live at 12:01 am!

Robbie K said...

I usually don't mind the dentist and they were very good but it was still a miserable experience. Hope yours is better.

Bee said...

I don't mind getting my teeth cleaned, but I needed some work done last year, including a crown. I feel your pain! Then I needed a root canal and nearly burst into tears during the consultation. He just shook my hand -- didn't go anywhere near my mouth, but I couldn't help it. lol Good luck at the next appointment -- it won't be nearly as bad.