Married to the Empire

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Back from the dentist

Things went really well today. I overslept by 30 minutes, so I had to race to make my appointment on time. That sounds like a bad thing, but it wound up being great for me because in my hurried state, I had no time to think about what was about to happen to me. So, I'm pleased to report that for the first time in my life, I arrived at the dentist's office for major work without sweaty palms. I'm sure that sounds like nothing to the rest of you, but it was a Very Big Deal to me.

My dentist is great. After I got over the fact that we were at the same college at the same time, which means he's way too young to be a doctor, I became comfortable with him. He's very understanding that I'm terrified of him. (I told him that it's like I tell my cats about their vet: they'd like her if they met her outside of her office. I told him I'd probably like him just fine if he wasn't my dentist.) He has the soothing tone and gentle touch down pat. I barely felt the 5000 shots he had to give me for the Novocaine to actually take.

The dental-torture assistant has known me for 20 years, so she's used to me and knows how to talk to me so I'm calm. For a dental office, it's a good place.

My iPod and David Crowder were helpful, too. And Martha Stewart. She hung out with me while I had to wait for my crowns to be made. She never gets excited about anything, so she's a soothing person to hang with.

I'm home now, no longer numb, and feeling fine except for soreness where I received the 5000 shots. I survived! (And don't have to see any of those people for SIX WHOLE MONTHS!)

7 comments:

Becky S. said...

Glad it went well...I prayed for you too! Your comment about the dentist being at the same college at the same time...do I know your dentist? :-)

Ann said...

YAY!! I'm so glad it went well :) Yes, that first novacaine shot is miserable, but once it takes effect it goes better. I love David Crowder Band. Which cd did you listen to?

Ewokgirl said...

Becky, I don't know. I didn't know him when we were there. He played football, though, if you kept up with football. He's a year older than us. I'll email you. ;-) Thanks for the prayer, btw. Much appreciated!

Ann, I listed to A Collision. Huh. I just realized that David Crowder was also at college with me, my dentist, and Becky. Small world.

AnneK said...

David Crowder as in the David Crowder band? He was in college with you? Anyway I am glad the dental visit went well for you. Thanks for the prayers for my sis. She is feeling better now and has been discharged.

Meredith said...

I'm so glad it went okay! I thought about you today as Elise and I waited in the pediatrician's office.

Ewokgirl said...

Annie, yes, that David Crowder and I were at the same college at the same time. I didn't know him, nor did I know of him until fairly recently. Just one of those weird little coincidences.

I'm glad your sister is doing better.

Meredith, I hope all is well with Elise. Was that just an ordinary checkup?

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

Oh sounds like you and I have similar dentist fears! Unfortunately, mine have prevented me from going to the dentist period. :-) My last visit was August of 2004. I have been thinking I need to get to one again, but I have to figure out one who is in my insurance network and it seems more hassle than it's worth. :-p