8/31/07

I Woke Up to a Dark Room This Morning...

...and when I looked outside, it was...RAINING! I think it was an early birthday gift to make up for the fact that its supposed to be 108 tomorrow. Sebastian almost jumped out of Grandma Mary's arms to play in the 'sprinklers'. I really didn't want him to get struck by lightning (new mom) so we waited until most of the storm had passed before we took our walk. So refreshing.



Then I got cleaned up to make my fourth visit to the dentist in two weeks. I originally went in to get my teeth cleaned because it had been awhile. Unfortunately, I've yet to have the flouride shoved under my gums.

First they had to take a full set of x-rays and make my gums bleed with the sharp instruments. The next trip they filled the two spots on my left side that looked like the starts of cavities. I went home feeling like a stroke victim. Yesterday, I let them stick tools in my open mouth for an hour and a half to get the four spots on the right side. It was more of the Zzzzz..Zzzzz...Zzzzzzzzz and, "Suction". That evening, after I could take a drink without dribbling down my shirt, I realized I couldn't bite down comfortably. Which brings us back to the start of this tangent story.

My latest visit this morning promised to be a quickie but it was the most painful one. No numbing gel this time. That suction tube was relentlessly piercing my gums while the dentist shaved off more of the fillings. Zzzzzz...Zzzzzz...Zzzzzzzzzzzzz and , "Suction".

But check out those babies! No cavities in this mouth.

Thank you, Starbucks, for the incredible dental insurance you've given our family so we never have to wait four years in between cleanings again. Brett, you're next.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

What a cute picture. I wish it would rain here. We need it with the drought. Hope your gums feel better.

Rachelle said...

wasn't the rain awesome!!
LOVed it. glad to hear you're
finished at the dentist. great pix!!

*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

happy birthday!

*~*Amber*~* said...

oh hunny, i feel ya. i hate the ZZzzz... ZZzzzz... gosh... Im due for a cleaning... had 3 filling months ago and they were pretty deep so I still have a hard time chewing on one side. I hate it! xoxo

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

Christina C. said...

Oh sweetie,

I am so sorry to hear that. I too went to the dentist yesterday and spent time with the zzzzzzz.

I have to go back two more times this month.

Glad that you're all done though!

Bekka said...

I know how you feel! I put off going to the dentist until late last year...then I had four weekly follow-ups (plus the appointments because some of those fillings fell out). Hope you feel better!

Holly said...

Uggggh! I hate the dentist! Your story just make me cringe, and clench my teeth together. I suppose I should stop procrastinating on my trip to the dentist...it's been a year or two.

Joy said...

happiest birthday to you, dear rachel!

Lizee said...

u are sooo brave...soo very brave:)
im dreading to go see the dentist.
Happy no cavities day!!!!
btw are do u work for starbucks?

Lizee said...

ok i just realized the starbucks question may seem random..im asking because you thanked starbucks for having a great dental plan..lol

Charin said...

Oooh, Rachel you just made my mouth hurt! :) I hate going to the dentist....but it's time to again. Need to schedule that appointment. :)