Thursday, November 12, 2009

Miss, why are you drooling?

I have been to the dentist 3 times in the last 4 weeks.
The first visit was a cleaning. My husband informed me before I went to tell the Dr. that our insurance was changing and if I needed any work done,(Just dental work...I was told by the Captain that our dental insurance, as good as it is, does not cover a tummy tuck, sigh )  to please schedule it before the end of the year.

So because I have been pregnant for the past, you know, 78 years, I had missed a cleaning...or 4. I had 2 cavities as well as chipped filling. And of course they were on total opposite sides of my mouth. SO. After the cleaning, I was promptly scheduled for 2 more consecutive visits to fix the problems.

I went in for the first cavity session last Thursday. It took an hour. The whole bottom right side of my mouth was numb for hours, as well as my tongue. After the numbness wore off my jaw ached for days. All of this making me welcome this Thursday with much anticipation...or grumbling and hesitancy...however you want to put it.

I went in today for the second filling. My upper left back molar. This time they numbed the top upper left lip. This was a little different. I could still feel most of the inside of my mouth, but the outside of my cheek was way numb. That, and my lip didn’t work properly. It made it almost impossible to drink out of a glass, and I am sure I was given very weird looks when I laughed...I kinda looked like I was doing an Elvis impression.

It took 6 hours to fully wear off
me...Elvis...6.hours.

I did take a pic of myself with my phone and sent it to my friend Cristi...because it was stinkin' hilarious!



I am better now. No more Elvis. And I can drink out of a glass.



My smile is back.



My pucker is back.



A joy to the Captain, I am sure!



And no worries...my sass never left!

2 comments:

Heidi @ Indy Photography said...

Ha. This whole post cracked me up. But let me just say....if YOU'VE been pregnant for 78 years, then I'VE been pregnant for 3 centuries! And Michelle Duggar, well....let's just say she's the oldest woman alive FOR SURE!

Love all the pics. And glad you're back to normal. But you know...you CAN have a cleaning while you're pregnant. :)

Love you, Cari.

Andy and Cari said...

yeah, I know...just skipped my mind with mommy brain and all....