January 9th, 2007

Family May 2012

my stupid body

I had a dentist appointment on Thursday to have a filling swapped out and replaced. This is the first time I've had a filling at this office. I loved my old dentist, but he was just too far away, so I started seeing a new dentist last month. Once he was ready to get started, he gave me a shot of novacaine, because he is merciful and not evil. But with the first needle stick I almost jumped out of my chair because it felt like I'd been jolted with electricity. Yeah, he hit the nerve.

The good news is, I was good and numb within about 15 seconds. The less good, but not especially bad, news is that it is now Tuesday and my tongue is still somewhat numb. I didn't figure it was the end of the world or anything, but I called yesterday just to make sure I shouldn't be planning my funeral or something. The dentist said he has that happen about 2 to 3 times a year when he hits the nerve right on. No problem for me, because it meant I was really numb when I really wanted to be. But, he said, if I'd laid out a hundred dollar bill on the counter, he couldn't hit the nerve (he told me what the nerve was called, but I've already forgotten) on purpose. Drat!

Oh well. I had so much fun I told him we ought to do this again sometime soon. Like January 23rd, for example. Yep, he and I are going to be good buddies for a while. I figure he's got mortgage payments and staff to pay, so I'm just trying to do my part. Ahem.