LOOK MA - I STILL HAVE ALL MY PEARLY WHITES!
I NEED A NAP.
I remembered my dental appointment today but it would have been a good one to have forgotten. The procedure was supposed to take about an hour and ended up taking nearly three. That's probably the longest I've ever gone without talking except for when I'm sleeping - and I've been told I even talk in my sleep.
I arrived at the dental office on time for my 8:30 appointment and was immediately taken into the procedure room and given numbing medication. I have a history of needing more than some people, so the dentist gave me an extra dose to begin with, and I'm still a bit numb here at 4:00pm.
There was some work needing to be done that hadn't showed up on the x-rays two weeks ago so I opted to go ahead and have that done too since I was already there and numbed, but what an ordeal. I'm thankful for a dentist who is compassionate and tells me everything that is going to happen so I can be prepared. After the dental work was finished, I stopped at the allergist's office and received three allergy injections. That was a cake walk compared to what I'd just experienced.
Now I'm back home and "looking forward" to another dental appointment in two weeks. That one should be easier, but I've been fooled from time to time. I'll just take things as they come and try to not worry about it. Worrying doesn't change unpleasant things or make them go away. I'm just taking one day at a time.