Tuesday, December 22, 2009
When Life Gives You Lemons. . .
I made my fourth trip within the last three weeks to the dentist yesterday. While getting my teeth cleaned at the periodontist, an abscessed front tooth was discovered. A tooth that already had a root canal. I went to my regular dentist two days later; I had a fat lip. Antibiotics were prescribed along with a name of an endodontist. Four days later I'm sitting in another dental chair. Then yesterday I was there again for some surgery to see what was causing the tooth to act up given there had been a root canal already.
It was a trip. I was given two little blue gray pills and from that point on I could care less what they did to me. I'll find out tomorrow when the stitches are removed just exactly what was done and if the cause is corrected. I do NOT, do NOT want to lose this front tooth. I think I was told that at this time the tooth does not need to come out, but who can remember what was said while under the influence of those two pills? lol I remember coming home, eating a bowl of tomato soup the dentist sent home with me, and for the life of me I cannot remember how or when I got to bed.
This has not been the best December I've ever lived. On December 1, we had to get a new commode. Hubby and I said well this is our Christmas present. However, considering this recent trip to the endodontist, I got another Christmas present -- my front tooth hopefully. Ooops, I forgot that I also am getting a new (?) ankle...well, a healed one anyway. If you will recall, Luc did a number on me last week while I was trying to lure into my Jeep a young, lost dog running down the road.
How do you turn these lemons into lemonade? Well, I got to meet new people at the dentist office; and since I have to use crutches, I'm strengthening muscles in my arms, upper body, and in one leg. Hopefully, I'll lose a few pounds with all the extra activity. THAT would truly be lemonade.
Once I was told by a lady in her seventies that after sixty, it is patch, patch, patch. I'm beginning to believe her.
Until next time, God bless and Merry Christmas.