Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Taking Care

I don't have normal reactions to anything. I don't know when I am under or over-reacting. For instance, my appendix ruptured before I had surgery - I am so fortunate I didn't die - but I thought it would hurt more if I had appendicitis. Anyway, I had a pain in my throat which felt alarmingly like the pain I had from an infected parotid gland a couple of years ago. I thought I should probably go see my doc and find out if I was indeed getting the same thing again - I really don't want this again, it was PAINFUL.

But yesterday I had a dental appointment I had been anxiously awaiting. I am getting some dental work that I am thrilled to be getting. I wasn't thrilled when I needed three big novocaine shots yesterday, but I am thrilled to be getting some crowns. So I went to the dentist and not the doc.

When I went to bed last night, I expected to feel even worse this morning and I planned on calling the doc and getting in there today. However, I woke up feeling fine. Today I want to ride my bike to work. I want to get out and run. I think I will go out and try to run and if that works out OK, I will know that whatever I had has passed. And I didn't even spend $30 to see my doc!

Thanks for your concern. It really is heart-warming to see all the nice comments. You guys are the best!

14 comments:

Scott W said...

I have such a HUGE fear of going to the dentist. And just because my dad was a dentist does not make it any easire, maybe it makes it actually harder. He was number one on my fourth step.

Trudging said...

I hate the dentist too. Those bastards are always trying to get me to take better care of my teeth. My mother was always trying to get me to take better care of everything.

I'll show them!!! I am such a fricken baby sometimes.

Mary Christine said...

EEEK! Shades of Willy Wonka!

I went so many years without dental insurance and didn't have the means to obtain dental care - I really say a thank you prayer every time I lean back in the dental chair.

Shannon said...

I am afraid of the dentist one the pain and two the bill yikes

but am glad you are feeling better today have a good run!

Lex-Sunshine said...

isn't it great how we can just make it through the one day and in the morning things are better? or at least seem better? : ) I love that.

and I'm always happy to go to my dentist now(I was SCARED for years). but now I know that I'll leave with a better looking smile every time! Part of cleaning up my wreckage too..... and that feels good.

Fat Pants said...

I actually like my dentist. I go in there with pain and it gets fixed. What could be better?

Tab said...

I used to hate the dentist but I found a beautiful young woman who uses all the latest in techically
advanced dentistry stuff so I just trust her pretty smile and say
AGGGHHHHHHHH,,lol I have survived every dentist appointment so far!
Glad your feeling better but take it easy ..you don't wanna over due it too soon~Thanks for sharing~

AAwoken said...

The power of prayer, baby!!!
And you know they have pain free dentistry these days.

Rex said...

Glad you are feeling better!

tkdjunkie said...

Yay! Glad you're feeling better :)

Da Gal said...

Glad to see you taking care of yourself. This is the most difficult task for me in my world. Smile real purdy now!

Sober @ Sundown said...

I don't have normal reactions to anything either. It sure would be nice to feel normal once in a while...... but, just once in a while - wouldn't want to get bored.

BigSkymAAck said...

I am glad you are alright
FAEA

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