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Off to the dentist again

Normally I would be dreading it, but not this time. I’m feeling extremely claustrophobic today and I can’t wait to get out of here for a bit. The last few days have been good for me though – I had a wonderful birthday and a very relaxing weekend. But now I am starting to feel stressed and anxious and I definitely need some time away from everyone. I have a ridiculous amount of work to do, so when I get back I’m going to have to crank up the volume on my iPod and try to shut myself off from distractions and tune out of what’s going on around me.

Later …

I can’t feel my face

… which is probably a blessing right now ‘cos I know when the anesthetic wears off I am going to be in some serious pain. Root canal treatment is just no fun! Why do the injections not work properly on me while I’m there? I only start feeling really numb when I get home. After 2 hours of trauma to my mouth I feel a bit shattered and groggy. And I’m hungry, but I can’t eat anything yet =(

Going to try and get some work done. Later …

Dental woes

Tomorrow morning I have a 2 hour appointment at the dentist for a root canal treatment – part 1 of nearly R30 000 worth of work I need to have done in my mouth. Bang goes my credit card! I broke nearly half my tooth off on a piece of biltong a while back and despite a temporary filling, it’s been getting quite sore lately. Oh, I am SO not looking forward to the pain tomorrow – last time I had a RCT the local anesthetic refused to do its work and I felt every damn thing ……!!