Tuesday, July 01, 2014
This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 8am. The dentist shot my gums with fast acting, short lasting, numbing medicine. He replaced 4 fillings that were 50+ years old each. This enabled him to check all 4 teeth for any additional decay, which is apparently common with very old fillings. I was happy to have this done because it will help my overall health in the long run. It took the dentist a little less than an hour to complete the whole process. When it was finished, I was happy with the result and felt no pain. I sailed out of the dentist's office and called my husband and arranged to meet him for breakfast. I told him that the dentist had used a short term numbing medicine and I would be able to eat breakfast right away.
I ordered 2 egg whites and 2 pieces if French toast with sugar free syrup. I had a large glass of plain ice tea to drink. I blithely put the straw into the glass and attempted to take a big slurp. This horrible sucking sound filled the air and nothing filled my mouth. I was surprised and embarrassed and burst into laughter. "I fithink my mouff isth nub schtill." I told my husband, who was shaking with laughter. "Am I dooling?", I asked. Thank goodness I wasn't!
The right side of my mouth was kind of okay; it was the left side that caused the problem. I thought of the smiles of the people at the dentist's checkout desk and had to laugh at myself. I tend to metabolize things slowly, so the 15 minute medicine ended up lasting between 4-5 hours. My fellow hypothyroid friends may relate to this.
I continued to be chatty and slurred through my physical therapy appointment two hours later. In retrospect I did get some funny looks. Ah well, chalk it up to the lighter side of life. If I made any of you smile, that was the whole purpose of this blog.