I've been dreading today since Thanksgiving day. That was the day I swallowed 1/2 of my tooth, broken somewhere between the turkey and second piece of pie. I've known that today was coming.
Yes people, today was a trip to The Dentist! (insert Home Alone's famous aaaaaaaaaah!)
Not just any appointment, my very first ever root canal. Oh, they told me it wouldn't be bad. "just like a filling" they said.
I didn't believe them.
So, last Monday the countdown began and for the last week I've been planning for the worst.
It started easy enough. A little topical lidocain. Not only did I NOT feel the needle to numb me, I didn't even feel my throat (swallowing the topical was a bad idea).
They even gave me these cool rose-colored glasses. Well, gave is a strong word, loaned me to protect me from the laser. Laser?! Is that smoke, what's that smell? No, don't tell me.
When I got cold and shivered, they gave me a blankie to keep me warm. I might have fallen asleep, except I was distracted- I was waiting.
I waited for the moment I would feel the pain and I would say,"I knew it" but it never came. Three hours in that chair today and I never felt pain. Nope, not for one second.
And while I was waiting, I couldn't help but think about how much wasted energy on the dread and fear of the pain that never came. Silly Robin!
Here I sit 10 hours later and except for the headache and soreness it really wasn't any different than a filling.
So, a little shout out to Dr. McCuin and his staff, who continue to amaze me with the great job they do, and do it pain free!
If you need a great dentist give them a call, and be sure and tell them Robin sent you.
For this pain free appointment, and a lot more, I'm still counting thanks...
1000 Gifts #631 - 646
flexible work schedules for hubby+ Monday morning coffee with Leahanne+ grandma pictures+ new bible study- James here I come+ google and research at my fingertips+ sister chats+ prayers of friends, some met and some unmet+ camera sharing cousins+ strangers who understand my life+ hope in tangible offers+ new freezer+ stocked freezer+ a day off just because+ new rings that fit+ kids that sleep past 10 am (well, at least once)
Happy Monday y'all!