Friday, June 10, 2011

Sorry 'bout this...

Almost three hours in the dentist's chair this morning really took it out of me.

(Plus, a face-full of novocaine always leaves me a little light-headed and disoriented for hours afterward.)

And this has all been just prep work for the big show...

I'm skeered. Hold me.

42 comments:

Hat Trick said...

Ok, here's your virtual hug. :-)

Hang in there.

Keads said...

I promise you will be OK! As long as you are not in the chair for this life is good!

Roberta X said...

You've been wonderfully brave so far -- and this has really been the worst part.

Buck said...

I feel for you. When I was a kid a dentist worked on my teeth before the painkillers kicked in. Had the nurse hold me down,so even now it scares the shit out of me when I go. So hears a virtual hand hold for you.

Keads said...

What was it? Crown Prep?

Guffaw in AZ said...

You'll be fine!
No apology needed.

Tango Juliet said...

Buck up buttercup!


You'll do fine.

Turk Turon said...

Hang in there, kid!

rickn8or said...

Hang in there Tam.

If a whiny five-year old crybaby candy-ass like me can do it, I'm sure you can handle it.

Cyber-hug anyway.

Art said...

Hang Tuff Tam

OOO

Anonymous said...

Son's fiance runs the front desk at a new dental/oral surgery clinic here...a pretty awesome benefit is full free dental.

She took advantage of it yesterday and had four wisdoms removed...one of which was deeply impacted and required some bone removal. She's still in serious pain today even with heavy hits of Vicodin.

The pain is bad enough without having to pay a couple thousand bucks out of pocket for the privilege. I'm glad you too found a way to keep at least the financial pain to a minimum.

As for the other kind, "Scorn pain: either it will go away or you will." Sounds better in the abstract, yes?

As for the hugging, random or virtual ones won't do in this case, but there's magic in the hugs of your mama and daddy. Get some of that and you'll make it through okay.

AT

wv: sesoo Says me, that's who...fwiw.

Anonymous said...

We loves ya Tam

Don M said...

I always give the kids a pair of pliers to hold when I remove their wiggly teeth. Normally I use a paper towel to grip the tooth. and have them ready to give me the pliers.

og said...

should start the "crippled up old bloggers alliance"

Christina LMT said...

(((hugs)))

Feel better!

Cond0010 said...

Awww... You made it so easy Tam. :)

(((Tam)))

Heath J said...

Dentistry is what the .gov WANTED to use for "enhanced interrogation", but it was deemed torture and they had to settle for water boarding :P

Hang in there!

westofthewest said...

Here's some good vibes from California.
((((((((( Tamara )))))))))

Anonymous said...

Just think how cool you'll be when the goth kids see your new set of vampire fangs.

Anonymous said...

Virtual hug, and
the loopy feeling will go away.
You can transcend dental
medication!
Anon, Don

Sport Pilot said...

The plus part of this is you can smile for pictures now. The minus part of all of this is the agravation of having to go through what you've already endured. Good luck.

Justthisguy said...

I must be weird. I've always been right comfy with dentists and have spent lots of hours in the chair since I was seven or so. It's the physicians who frighten me: I spent a week with a collapsed lung before working up the nerve to go to the ER.

Oh, yeah, dental students do the best work, and cheap, too. As someone said, only apprentices can afford to take the time to do a perfect job. Some of the best tooth work I ever had was at the Emory dental school, just before they shut it down.

Robert said...

Hang in there Tam! It'll feel better later.

Jenny said...

:(

One moment at a time...

*hugs*

Peter said...

Sorry about the pain, Tam. I guess your incisive wit will have to become incisor wit for a while!

;-)

Justthisguy said...

Whoops! Sorry, Tam, I tend to forget that you're a gurl, and gave you some rational encouragement. Owhell, here's a virtual hug, belatedly. Luvya! (Really! Storge and Philia only, though. Well, some Agape, too.)

Carl H said...

Backpats and a dangly shiny object on a string.

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

And to think I was bitching about a stomach bug. Even that with fever I will take.

Hugs to you Tam. Hang in there.

DirtCrashr said...

We have been dealing with spousal implant-prep and gum-cutting, and bone-grafts for the past week, and it affects the bloggingness - hope yours is better.
Using cadaver bone is less painful than hogging out one area to fill another. Good luck.

LauraB said...

Promise - it isn't that bad on the 2nd half. Entered into that myself with trepidation - just as we all set to, the asst grabbed the light and the glass cover crashed down - yep, right on my mouth.

Assurances made that nothing was chipped, broken and only a split lip for the whack, I took a deep breath "Okay, let's all shake it off and get back to work." They laughed with some trepidation and I left my final visit with free whitening goo and molds.

It'll be ok. Really.

Ed Foster said...

Get over it and get better. Most of us have been there, which at least makes us a bit more sensative to what's getting done to you.

I'd take some of the pain for you if I could.

davidc said...

Are you getting the titanium replacements ? Hugs2u !!

Anonymous said...

From someone who had there front teeth knock out in 6th grade.

Two words: GOOD DRUGS!

Gerry

John B said...

You know it's bad when the female version of John Wayne says she's scared and needs a hug!

Consider yourself in the embrace of friends for however long you need.

Since you always held in high esteem around here anyway.

doubletrouble said...

"...transcend dental
medication!"

Go find Don & beat him with a pipe for that one.

Don't be skeert- we're holdin' ya.

Matthew said...

A nice man once told me, "pain is just weakness leaving the body" and "pain is good, extreme pain is extremely good".

The older I get the more I think he was wrong. =)

Hang in there, it'll soon be done and the ends will justify the means.

Rob Reed said...

"Is it safe?"

"Is it safe?"

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I wonder if there is a dental school in my area? I broke a tooth a while ago, and my new roommate is a dental lab tech... I'm sensing possibilities here...

I'm guessing my problem isn't as involved as yours, Tam. Wish I could afford to help, though. :(

Will

Joshkie said...

What ever pain there is, just remember it won't last forever.

Best wishes for round two.

Keep a stiff upper lip and all that. Even if the novocain makes it hard to do that.

:-)
Josh

Joe in PNG said...

I so do not envy you! Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Went through that last year in January. My family called me "fangy" until I got the crowns on top of the implants. Still not fond of dentists or orthodontists but hey. Kind thoughts and best wishes heading up your way.
LittleRed1
wv= drilingu Which proves that the Internet has a sick sense of humor.

Ken said...

@Rob Reed, you are not helping.

Pretty good, though. ;-)