I apologize for being slack on responding to comments since the other night. I lived through my dental adventures, obviously, LOL. I can say that while effective, Valium + Nitrous was not as memory blurring as Halcyon + Nitrous. I can give you a blow by blow of the whole thing, which I won’t, but I can say I cracked myself up a couple of times while I was inhaling the laughing gas.
The cavity was the first order of business, so when the drill came out, the volume on my music player went up. I had cued up a huge Coldplay playlist on my phone, hoping that it wouldn’t be such a bad experience that I would flash back every I heard one of their songs. I worried needlessly about that. So the dentist went to drilling, and I went to mentally going elsewhere. Before I knew it he was done and the assistant was putting the filling stuff in my tooth, however it is that they do it. I opened my eyes a couple of times to see some sort of bands or something in the pliers, and inadvertently ran my tongue over the area. All that went through my head was, “Franken-mouth” and I giggled. Literally. I hope they get that a lot. Then I thought that part was over, but nooooo. The dentist came back and drilled some more, and I had a very tacky thought about being drilled twice in a short time and knowing this was the closest to being a porn star I would ever get, LOL…And then I giggled out loud again. Then there was the deep cleaning, which was no biggie because I couldn’t feel anything, anyway. And then the dreaded tooth extraction…
I’m thinking back to that nightmare extraction from all those many years ago, and when he started pulling, my snaggle tooth started to creak, and then pressure, and another pretty loud sounding creak. At this point I clutched the armrest with white knuckles, and the assistant said, “All done!” And I drooled out, “Really?” and she told me yes, at which point I blurted out, “OMG, I LOOOVE you guys!” She just laughed and said they loved me, too. 😀 I mean, what? Done in just a couple of minutes? How is that even possible? So they sent me home with a prescription for something of a narcotic nature, and a Valium for part two next month.
I got to the house by one-thirty or so, put my jammies on, popped a pain pill because the feeling was starting to come back in my face and promptly drifted off to sleep for a couple hours. I woke up not feeling too bad, and figured I’d skip then next hydrocodone. THAT wasn’t wise. By the time I’d realized my mistake, it was too late.
Woke up this morning not feeling too terrible – kind of like I’d been the recipient of a mean right hook to the jaw. The hubs had an appointment for a contrast CT scan at the hospital, so I went with him to keep him company because that is kind of a long, drawn out thing. It takes two hours to drink the contrast, then he was able to do the scan. We then went off to the store to pick up a few things, and while there I snagged some seeds for the garden:
Then, as we were leaving, I told Johnny to stop the truck…I wanted to get a picture of the ducks. He stopped and started looking toward the sky, and I told him, “Dude, NO….over THERE! And I pointed and this is what we saw…
…in the dadgummed WalMart parking lot. We stopped, a grandmotherly looking lady stopped and we kind of kept an eye on them.
I swear, the things we see, sometimes. I hope they got where they needed to get without incident.
I apologize if this is rambling, long, and bizarre. I’m still a hair on the dopey side, but I’m simply happy that I ate some solid food this evening. I had six fish sticks. That kind of hurt a little, so I rewarded myself with some ice cream with (MMMMmmmm) Redi-Whip on top. Pudding is good, I love Jell-O, but give me some good old fashioned food that I can chew without pain. Maybe tomorrow…?
Until Next Time…
Where is the techno gal today???? Dentistry or gardening? Hmmmm……
I have been dealing with the r/l stuff. The hubs has had two separate sets of tests at the hospital Friday and yesterday, the prep for yesterday’s test was an all day thing on Sunday, and Taxes…Because I wait till the last minute. I’ll catch everybody up as soon as I can…
I hope that hubs is doing well, Julie.
Me, too. 😦 So far most of the tests have shown nothing, but the results from Friday’s test aren’t in. Pain HAS to be coming from somewhere… I’m concerned…
When will the tests be back?
They were supposed to be back yesterday, but still haven’t heard a thing.
Is hubs still in a lot of pain?
I LOVE your writing style!
You make me feel as if I have known you forever, and instantly comfortable writing a comment to my new friend!
I’m new to blogging, and have started up a very practical and structured theme, with a goal of eventually authoring a book.
But after enjoying your post – about, of all things DENTAL WORK- you’ve got me thinking about loosening up the keyboard, shaking (not stirring) the cobwebs in my old brain, and just having some fun!
Thank you! I look forward to diving into more of your writing!
A little about my current dental experience, which is “rework.”
Apparently if you take pretty good care of your teeth and go through fillings and root canals as needed while you are young, you manage to arrive at old age with all your teeth. That’s a good thing.
But I don’t recall anyone telling me there was an expiration date on their work, but apparently mine is now well past the warranty period.
Just had my first fillings in decades. But on the bright side, I appreciate the “new fangled gadgets” and pain killers that taste like strawberries, and especially that vacuum thingee they hang off your lip- sure beats the old swish and spit in the sink routine (yuk).
Our dentist is a very attractive young woman– and my husband, for the first time in his life, is now inspired to go in for dental work!
The insurance we have doesn’t cover this, but in this crazy mixed up new world we have wonderful pediatric dental care we are required to pay for…. Go figure. Maybe it’ll cover us as we progress into our second childhood! lol
Thanks again! Peggy
It is so nice to meet you, Peggy! 🙂 I am going to get a little down time this evening, so am going to go visit your blog. 🙂 have my hands full this afternoon with yard work, since it is so pretty out today!
I agree! The dental offices of my youth were positively prehistoric compared to what they have going on now!
So glad it’s over for you! I hated having my wisdom teeth done. They didn’t have all that dental bliss back in I think 88-89, and the deadening shots don’t really work well on me, so I’m VERY grateful that you didn’t have to endure that. 🙂
87 was the nightmare extraction from hell…only Novocaine and the gossip from the previous weekend’s exploits back then…the “5 minute thing” that took well over an hour. Just….*shudder*….it’s where my dental avoidance came from… 😉
I soooo know what you mean! And I shudder at the thought myself! ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate dental work! 😦 What really sucks for me is that everywhere we go I have to “find” a new dentist since we aren’t from the area. It’s so hard……. 😦
Julie, so glad that you overall had a drugged and fairly painless time, although that one time you skipped the meds… horrible that happened and great description of the excruciating pain!
I am here to tell you that yours and my mutual friend, cupids or cats just gave me two awards, so I may be postponing my acceptance speech until Monday! I have a 24 hour visit coming up shortly today with my two granddaughters, ages 3 and 5. I like to call them my M & M girls! (Marley and Makyah). This will take precedence but not putting off to much longer, my gifts of the award nominations! Enjoy your weekend and loved the duck with ducklings photograph! So sweet!
Hi Julie! I posted my award nomination acceptance speech! Hope you are doing well, sorry I may have been a little off the wall in my comments above (from Saturday!) Take it easy and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hope it has been painless since that time you decided to skip the meds! Smiles and hugs, Robin
Girl, I am SO behind on my reading and writing this week. It’s been Bizarre City since the day before the dentist, but am trying to get caught up. Will probably take my tablet to the tub with me and read and read and read! 😉
I just LOVE you! I’m glad you’re on the mend. And you crack me up…that is totally Liz-like too. Go to the dentist and have massive work and then STOP the car. Let’s shoot ducks. I took a pic of 6 turtles last week back to back to back! But yeah, you gotta record those moments, even if you’re under the influence of dental euphoria. My mom took Halycon when she had teeth pulled, I had to CARRY her home.
Who knew there was such a thing as dental bliss? Lol! My biggest regret is that I can’t make the camera on my Samsung sing like the one on my old Apple. Looks like I am going to have to start carrying around one of the “real” cameras, again. I hate a grainy image, lol! 🙂
Love you, too, Liz! ❤
Just so you know, you can put dang near anything in a blender and eat it. When I got two wisdom teeth taken out (before they ever came in) Mama made me a T-bone steak and stuck it in the blender. Also a bologna sandwich. I was chipmunk cheeks and couldn’t even get my mouth open enough to get the sandwich in. Kinda odd eating blender sandwiches and steak but hey, it tasted the same, it was all just pre-chewed.
Glad the whole dental experience went so well for you!
This guy and his team are awesome sauce! I’m not even too spazzing over the next visit. 🙂
dentists are evil, but they have good drugs. I had all my wisdom teeth out at the same time. That certainly explains a whole lot, hmmmm? Anyhooooo, I was instructed that prior to my appt to get mine removed, that I take 1 valium the night before, one 3 hours before and 1/2 of one one hour prior to the appt. I said, screw it, I took 2.5 2 hours prior to the appointment.
Per Mike, he had to pour me in the car, and there was singing…Lots and Lots and Lots of singing.
and I can’t sing.
I swear, I was sure it wasn’t going to work. By 30 minutes after taking it, I was getting kind of sloooow…and it slowly evolved into a LOT of giggles…I would KILL to see you in that state! Betting you’re a frigging hoot!
Ah, dentist stories. I used to hate the dentist. Now my dentist is an ex New England Patriots cheerleader. I’m insisting on long, drawn out oral surgery procedures. 🙂
Oh, I LOVE that!!!! My dentist is not hard on the eyes, and I might actually learn to enjoy going once I get the last part out of the way and can start going for normal things, like cleanings, that aren’t so traumatic. 🙂
Yeah, I have to stop insisting on root canals on perfectly healthy teeth.
Dude, lmao! You are killing me, here! 😀
I won’t bore you with the details. I’ll just add that the perspective from the chair is….um….different. 😉
Lmao! Spoken like a red blooded American male!
And pretty soon with no teef.
Oh, must NOT go there, lol! 😡
lol! No worries, I do have scruples. 😉
So do I, which is why I refrained from the comment I was going to make, lol! 😉
Dang. I spoke too soon.