Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rough Day

Today, was a rough day, let me tell you why.

7:00 a.m. Wake up, bath, get ready for the day
8:15 a.m. Say good bye to husband, get in car...head to the DENTIST!!!

So, I have had this tooth that has been driving me NUTS! Absolutely nuts, it hurts like crazy. If you have ever had a toothache, then you know what I'm talking about. Excruciating pain. So I called and made an appointment with the dentist. He decided that we should probably do a root canal on my tooth. Ya, you read that right...and stinking root canal!!! These words are swear words in my book and I was shocked to hear that me, a 24 year old, will have to have a root canal! AHHH!!!
So, I decided to tough it out and go through with the procedure. After 2 horribly painful shots in the mouth with numbing injections, I thought was going to die. Boy was I wrong, 'ole mister dentist started to drill a hole in my tooth and it hurt like a $#&!*$#*!&%#*!!!! So he stopped and decided to stick another needle full of anesthetic into my mouth. OUCH!! Another 5 minutes goes by, he starts to drill again, it still hurts!! So he stops, and injects a 4 needle into my mouth. By then I had had it with this needle business. Finally, after being stabbed a thousand times, my whole face was numb, and so we continued on with this so called "root canal".

The whole time I'm thinking, "huh, this isn't so bad, going well, can't feel a thing, watching some tv...sweet, I'll be out of here in no time. Pain free." And then the dentist says, "Camille, we're going to have to refer you to a specialist, I can't finish the root canal with out a microscope." WHAT?? You have seriously got to be kidding me...I mean, come on dude...a specialist? Thats going to cost a fortune! So we made an appointment with the specialist in the afternoon and I left not really knowing exactly why I had to go to a specialist.

I had to go to work, and I just wanted to crawl under my desk, my face felt like it was going to fall off! Not I took some of the pain killers I was prescribed. Didn't do a thing!!

2:00 rolls around and I head back to Twin for the 2nd time now to the specialist. Get there, he is behind over an hour. So I sat there in the office, about ready to pull my own tooth it hurt so bad, and waited. FINALLY, it was my turn. Now...for the 5th time, I was poked with another needle, 2 more numb up my face, AGAIN! I was informed that my tooth had an bacterial infection and thats why I had to go to the specialist. Thank you for telling me...$800.00 later. Yikes.

Anyway, 30 minutes later I'm all fixed up and feeling like a handicap. I get home, pick my husband up from work and what does he do? He laughs at me!! Why is he laughing might you ask?? Check out this picture......
While he was laughing at me, I couldn't help but laugh as well, because his laugh cracks me up. This picture was taken of me when I was laughing my head off. So the side of my face that is "not smiling" so to speak, is the side that is numb. This is how retarded you look when you have been injected 6 times with anesthetic, and you're laughing, and your husband thinks its funny to take pictures of you at your most beautiful moments.

p.s. don't get me wrong, I take very good care of my teeth, we just happen to not be getting along right now.


Zajanc Family said...

That totally stinks!! I hate the dentist and those darn needles too...

Kendra said...

Poor Camille! lmao that is a great picture!!! And, you are the last person I would expect to get a bacterial infection and have to have a specialist dentist work on your root canal. Some people have the genes for good teeth, and some people don't. That sucks. :) Seriously, that is a hilarious picture!!!!!!!!