Starting over with everything..

I lived and worked in Japan for a long time and have come back in a time of economic and ever present family drama to try and gain a foothold in my so-called home country. Armed with nothing but dog fur, a crappy car, a laptop that hates me, I try to see how far I can get.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Another tooth bites the dust...

Cue the music! And another one down and another one down, another one bites the dust... Okay maybe not bites the dust (bad intro, my apologies), but another tooth got yanked out of my head. This one went soooo much better than the first tooth which took 20 minutes or so. And well, if you don't count yesterday.

Yesterday they shot me up with some potent stuff and then I kinda almost passed out for a while. The doc said I was going into shock, blood pressure dropped, body temp too, couldn't hang on to anything- very dramatic and ER-ish. Except you never seen anyone from ER getting brought back from beyond with an ice bag, fan, ice cold towel and cool dentist's chair to keep your head elevated. It really was one of the most enjoyable fainting spells of my life. They refused to pull the tooth because my blood pressure didn't get high enough and my hands were too cold.

However, today was a breeze. Boom, I get shot up with wonderful stuff. Boom he cuts around the tooth and I can't feel a thing. Boom, yank, yank and I was done! I loved it. I'm so happy to get that tooth out too. It caused me pain sometimes because it faced towards my cheek a bit. Like a backward snaggle. Anyway as exciting as my tooth extraction is to me, I'm sure it's not as interesting to ya'll. So to compensate, here is a little tooth humor:

A man & wife entered a dentist's office. The Wife said, "I want a tooth pulled. I don't want gas or Novocain because I'm in a terrible hurry. Just pull the tooth as quickly as possible."

You're a brave woman said the dentist. Now, Show me which tooth it is.

The wife turns to her husband and says, "Open your mouth and show the dentist which tooth it is, dear."

Ja, ja, ja.


  • At 5:04 PM , Blogger karen said...

    that is very dramatic. my dentist gave me chocolate when i had a bad rection to an injection,none of this fanning and icepacks... i feel ripped off

  • At 6:29 PM , Blogger sarah said...

    As you should. I had 2 nurses doting on me. It was nice and embarrassing at the same time.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home