Saturday, June 26, 2010


Did I mention that I didn't like dentists?
I did, didn't I?
It was confirmed again today.

My appointment was for 2:30 and I arrived at 2:15 to check in. The room was buzzing because a woman from Chicago also lost a filling and she was in pain. 

Imagine that.

We started off with x-rays and it progressed from there. She inserted the dreaded instruments of torture and started in on me again.


Excuse me, I was there for 3 hours and 15 minutes. By the time I crawled out of the office I could barely close my mouth. All I wanted to do is get home. I can't even tell you how bad it was but she had to do the Novocaine thing twice.  After one session I went for an x-ray ( two of four) and at that point I still wasn't too bad, then I sat back down in the chair.


It seemed that the Novocaine had worn off and when she put the instrument up in the canal, I could feel it. 

I could really, really feel it.
And it hurt.
My face felt like it was on fire.

So I was back in needle city for the second round. Needless to say, I was calling her every name I could think of by the time this was over. Calling her every name in my mind, of course.  When I got up to leave she casually mentioned that I should begin taking pain medication before the numbness wore off. 

I got the message loud and clear. 

So tonight my best friends have been my pain medication and ice packs. 

We be buds.


  1. OMG, you sound just like me. I had to have 3 root canals at once time and thought I may as well move in I was there so long. And I always need a second shot too.

    I feel for you so much. I hope the nightmare is now over.
    gentle hugs,

  2. I am nursing my son through a similar dental experience right now. I so feel for you, Rose. This is Monday night and I see you haven't posted since Saturday---I hope you are okay.

    Keep the ice coming and DO NOT MISS A DOSE OF MEDS!!! Stay on top of them and if you can, alternate with ibuprophen. That way you have one in your system as the other wears off.

    I offer a warm, tender hug and prayers you will be better and THROUGH with this soon!


  3. Meh, that sounds awful!

    I found you through CJ's blog who I just found through a couple other blogs, and I look forward to getting to know you and your Fibro story more!


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