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Overcoming myself

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I had an appoinment with my dentist today - I was there before christmas knowing I had lost two fillings and dreading how much it would cost me to fix them. He told me that it would be alltogether about 3000 (455 USD) and I knew that I could not escape it... but I admit that I have been thinking about calling in sick or otherwise change that appointment – but at the same time I knew I would have to do it.

But I did not like to go to work this morning - I just had a short time there because the dentist was at nine o clock. One of the fillings was in a dead tooth the other in an alive... he asked if I wanted anesthetic for the live one and I sure did. I always do nowadays.

As usual it was unpleasant although not really painful, it is hard to sit there and nearly drown, yes they do suck water and saliva away, but I have to swallow over and over and feel like wanting to just knock them down and run... I also work hard to relax, the sound of those machines makes my body totally stiff and I have to command the muscles to relax - just to find some seconds later that they have stiffened again.

But it took only 45 minutes and the cost ended with 2400 so I am happy - the 3000 was all in all and I paid him a thousand or so last time I visited too.

The anesthetic kept working for two hours after my visit - that made me a very humble and thoughtful colleague at work. I listened mostly and nodded encouragingly to everybody, I should get that kind of hindrance every day because it was sort of nice to plan encounters according to me not being able to talk that well. I did not phone any friend or my sister as I usually do. I also got a headache and a heavy desire to eat.

Now my plan for january is to save money by shopping food only once a week - and that day is saturday. My food for today was deepfried crumbed eggplant - interesting, I am learning a lot about cooking from "masterchef" among other things that the oil has to be very hot when you start deep-frying, then the crumb will not absorb so much oil. Then I had a soup with onion, potato, carrot and beetroot, very nice with spices.

I have not exercised so far today - and it is raining outside. The plan is to walk the lighted running track after 8.30 tonight, I think I will be rather alone then. But my feet really hurts after the two days I have taken really long walks, an maybe I will be stuck in the sofa as always - doggy is not that enthusiastic either when the weather is bad.

I have taken some aspirins as the visit to the dentist gave me a headache. Maybe I just go to bed after a short walk around the block with doggy.
As I don´t bike with him during winter I suspect doggy is getting a little fat. Normally I weigh my dogs by weighing myself first, then picking them up and weighing myself with the dog in my arms. But as this doggy is a really scared animal I decided to try to clicker-train him into stepping on the scale wothout force. It took ten minutes - wow!

If you wonder what he says it´s "scales are rubbish, that extra kilo is muscles!"
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    I get so nervous visiting the dentist also. I have just started wearing my ipod with headphones. Really works to drown out the noise and relaxes me to listen to my favorite music.

    Glad you were able to get the work done.
    1630 days ago
    Sorry to read about your dental expense, but hopefully it's all over. Your photo of your doggy is adorable, and I actually laughed out loud when I read his 'quote'. He's also a quick study with the clicker!
    1630 days ago
    Smart and incredibly cute dog; great trainer!
    I sympathize with the dental experience, I've had dental nightmares!
    Stay well.
    1631 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Doggie is very cute.

    Dentists are not! Well done for doing the right thing and going.

    Really like your idea of shopping once a week for food, maybe I will try that too.
    Let us know if you save money. I have a really bad habit of 'stocking up' - just in case?!

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    By the way _ hope 2014 is a good one for you. Happy New Year Meddypeddy!

    1631 days ago
    I just had some dental fun myself (2 crowns and one HURTS) so my urge to knock them down and run only got worse AFTER I left the office ;)

    About the aborted walk due to weather & foot pain - I have reasons other than weather, but I do have the foot pain, but one possible solution, which doggy might enjoy as well, is to do some walking around the house. Just put on some music, or the television, or whatever and promise yourself 10 minutes - you'll be surprised how great even than makes you feel. (sometimes I only promise myself 2 minutes, but it usually turns into at least 20 because once I'm moving it's easier to keep doing so).

    Walking on carpet, with shoes on, is more forgiving to my sore feet.

    Of course, knowing when to take a break is also pretty important, I know.

    Enjoy the new year!

    1631 days ago
    LOL about the dog. I hope you'll recover soon from the dentist visit. I was grinning about the image of you knocking down dentist and assistant and running!
    1631 days ago
    What a cute dog emoticon Good job on the clicker training!
    1631 days ago
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