Do you ever feel like you're in a rush to catch up with all of your bloggie buddies? That's how I feel today, and I only missed one day!! Most days, when I'm sitting at work, bored out of my mind, checking any and every blog I can, I am screaming inside my head "someone update!!" Lol, I promise I'm not a crazy stalker.
Yesterday I was out of commission. I feel like I should be today too, but really the world does not stop because my mouth is hurting. I know, weird huh? :)
I went to the dentist on Tuesday to get my (temporary for now) crown. I was SUPER nervous for some reason! All my life I've dealt with getting fillings. And I've been okay. I was blessed with teeth that get cavities very easily (there's a name I've been told but I don't remember...dense? something like that) plus I'm pretty much a sugar-aholic, so that doesn't help. The point is that I'm no stranger to the little drill or novocaine needle.
So why, oh why, was I sitting in the dentist's chair on Tuesday, 27 years old, with the hard part already over with (the needle) and I started crying?! Seriously, a couple of tears fell before I could snap myself out of it. Luckily no one was around to see. They did all the drilling and although my hands were clenched together as tight as possible and I was sweating like nobody's business expecting the worst, I did not feel ANY pain at all, I was completely numb (yes, as one should be and I always am, but I still can't get over the fear). I was told it would take 30 minutes. No, that was a LIE, I was there for over an hour. Anyway, the point of all this is that they had me biting down a lot and doing all of this grinding my teeth crap which is fine. But, they had me bite down one time for, literally, 13 minutes. I stared at the clock because whatever it was tasted disgusting, and he said it would only be 10 minutes, and it was 13!!! During those 13 minutes, I'm 99.9% positive that my numb tongue was stuck in my bite because it looks like I bit a chunk out of my tongue. I've never bitten on my tongue when it was numb, and I can't believe how excruciating the pain is! It's terrible. Never do it. I was hysterically crying yesterday after I brushed my teeth. I was a mess. All I wanted to do was take some of Lee's pain pills from when he hurt his finger and sleep, because that's the only time it doesn't hurt. And I talk, well, like Corky from Life Goes On. I'm trying to be a little PC here, but you get the idea. Lee called me Corky yesterday and I cried. Even though I know it's totally true and I totally would have made even more fun of him had the situation been reversed. The good news is that I can't eat. The bad news is that I can't NOT eat, so I do it anyway and then it hurts like a bitch.
The OTHER good news is that I have no pain in the tooth they they were fixing!! Yay!! It's amazing to drink ice water without screaming out in pain! Yay again! The last bit of good news is that I really really like the dentist. So really, way more good news than bad, but still. (oh and you know, I got to stay home from work :) )I kind of want to take a picture of my tongue and post it, but that's gross to me so I won't.
I hope no one at work talks to me because I'm embarrassed to say anything. The S's are the worst. Ugh!!
Today is Thursday, I really like Thursdays and I have stuff to do at work today! LOL, what a great day :)