Saturday, April 13, 2013
I was heading to the grocery store with DH, chewing away on a piece of cinnamon gum and . . . . yikes!! broke a tooth, upper left molar. It was a sharp fracture, sensitive, and felt pretty wobbly as if more was going to fracture. I'm of the era when all childhood dental work was done with a foot powered drill and no anaesthetic, so dental emergencies put me into a total swither of anxiety.
DH took charge. He called the hospital on his cell phone: no dental emergency clinic. He called my dentist, knowing that they would not be working on a Saturday -- but there was a back up dentist on call. He called that answering service. We got a call back in about 20 minutes, telling me to come right in within 15 minutes. The waiting room was full, but the dentist (who of course did not know me at all) took me right away. In less than an hour, using state-of-the-art equipment with digital xrays to identify the problem and a series of in-mouth photos and some kind of heat cured plastic materials: all good. Lots and lots of freezing. Speed, dexterity. Old filling removed, new crown installed (what a beautiful job); gentleness, kindness, nobody laughing at my idiot panic either. Truly outrageous comedy playing on a TV over my head which provided so pretty effective distraction, actually. Good thing I'm not easily shocked! Except by the fees: about a third of what I was mentally calculating, that's all.
And we were back at the grocery store where our stuff had been kept chilled for us, picking up coffee and a bunch of white roses for me!! They do smell wonderful.
All of which inspired me to clean out closets while DH watched the Masters. I filled 12 garbage bags with neatly folded suits, pants, skirts, tops, sweaters: and two bags with shoes. Tomorrow I'll take them to the thrift store. They're good stuff, just not right for me anymore . . . too large, or too scratchy or whatever. (Much of it gifts from girlfriends out of their closets, actually.)
All of which made room for a new pair of shoes: flowered, for spring!!