Sunday, January 3, 2010

Two Days Till

Oh damn! Tuesday I'll be in that dentist's chair once again to have an tooth extraction and an implant spiked into the bone beneath my gums. I'm soooooooooooooo not looking forward to this but they assure me it will be no problem. Maybe not for them but what about me? They tell me I will be taking a Halcion before I get there to relax me and most patients sleep through the whole thing. I just keep telling myself that a week from today this procedure will be in the past.

The next thing on my list is to have a root canal on a sensitive tooth that shows a little infection at the root. Hopefully by the end of January I'll be all done with the dentist except for the permanent implant crown that will be placed in 4 months after this extraction. I'm looking forward to that day.

I needed a bit of adventure in my life so I phoned Carrie and asked her if she wanted to spend the night. Of course the answer was a big and loud "yes!" so I grabbed a robe and drove the 1/2 mile to her house. She was ready at the beep of my horn and appeared in the doorway with her coat in hand and shoes on her feet. I specified she bring her coat and shoes. So far so good. Back to my house and after letting her play for a little while I enticed her into the tub full of bubbles. Her puppet friends, Hippy and Ducky were waiting on my hands so they could enjoy some play time with her. She focuses her sights on the puppets and never looks at me while I apply voices to the guys and she answers their questions and plys them with questions of her own. Imagination! She has tons of it. I'm amazed at the world she lives in and occasionally I will still check her out to make sure she has some reality mixed in with her imaginary world. She gets so into it that she makes me nervous. I suppose this is the way of all children and soon they will give up most of this behavior as the real world intrudes more and more into their cloistered little lives.
I haven't done a darn thing since before New Years' except stay inside beneath a blanket huddled on the sofa and watching TV or using my laptop. It's been quite the restful past few days and I haven't minded a bit. No cabin fever here yet from all this indoor inactivity. I'll move outside when the temps scale the 50 degree mark. I can only imagine what this winter is like for the northerners. I was once one of those and I'm very thankful that I don't endure those winters any longer. It was alright when I was younger but I don't envy them the weather temperatures right now.

Carrie is enjoying some noodles while watching a movie in the kitchen. I'm going to spend some time with her. I'm done here for today!


  1. I don't know that s the way of all children, neither of my sons ever went for the puppet play, and they both always looked at me when they answered the puppet. I think your girl is warming up for a career on the stage!
    Look out broadway!

    Root canal itself isn't really that bad, and I am a SUCK in the dental chair. But I was so stiff after the 1st one! Probably because I sort of hover just above the chair, and thats hard work. It was pretty sore afterward, too, but anti-inflamatories looked after that. Be glad they found that slight infection early, mine nearly killed me because they couldn't see it, even after I repeatedly told a long list of pro's that it was there. Trust me, you don't want to go that route!

    Good luck, be tough Ms southern Bell!

  2. Wow... I get to follow Powder's comment. Am I blessed today, or what? First you come to Casa Hice and subscribe as a Follower, and now this. I am just too blessed, I tell ya... too blessed.

    My brother in law is a dentist. His specialty is implants. Piece of cake. The root canal is easy-peasy too - just takes forever. Molars at least.

    I still hate the dentist and avoid them. Good luck in the chair. Just keep reminding yourself of happy Carrie thoughts.

    Looking forward to getting better acquainted!

    ♥ Casa Hice


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