Tuesday, October 02, 2007

October 2nd., 2007

Well, we set off to the dentist yesterday. A good chunk of my tooth had broken off so had no choice but to get it seen to. Our regular dentist has retired and all the dentists but this one, aren't taking any more new clients. Although expensive, I heard that he is good and very fast at his work. First we had to scrap ice off the car windows as we had a heavy frost the night before. Off we went...an hours drive. Now I dread dentists even at the best of times, so by the time we got there I had just a bit of a tension headache. Went in the office and was called inside. A row of cubicles were in front of me and I was promptly placed in one of them. In comes the dentist, checks my tooth, and tells me that I need a crown. How much I said? He says it would be about $900.00 plus tax so we are talking almost a thousand dollars. He says he can fill it but it might last a week or might last a year or so. I say "Fill it!" He gives me the dreaded needle. I rise up in the chair, nerves starting to get shot. So while he's waiting for the deadening to take effect, he goes to the next cubicle to pull a mans tooth. I hear loud groans from the man and then the man shouts out "Oh my Jesus." Now my nerves are completely shattered. Should I get up right now and walk out...I convince myself that seeing I've already had the needle I might as well go through with it. So three quarters of an hour after sitting in the chair I'm all done. It took me a few minutes to haul myself out of the chair as my legs were very wobbly. Roger, when he saw me says "You don't look to happy." I say, "I'm not, get in the car and take me home." lol

Before the dentist we went to a department store to pick up a few things and in the Hallowe'en section I saw a lovely Skull, which I bought. The only good thing that happened. Have it proudly sitting on one of the bookshelves.

Today is just beautiful. Almost summer like. I saw a butterfly on the butterfly bush so got the camera and took a few photos. Also a few of the blue jays. Tried to get some shots of the chick a dees and nuthatches but they were so fast that the pictures came out blurry. Ah well, will try again.





7 comments:

Pete said...

poor oc big hugs

hope the tooth is ok now

oldcrow61 said...

Aw, thanks Pete. It's hanging on so far.

Jan said...

Sorry OC I am a wicked person, but your story just makes me laugh! Luckily I don't have a fear of dentists, but maybe I would if we had your systems and charges! We have a waiting room normally, and then you go off into a separate room for treatment, so you don't get to hear anyone else's screams!

Super photos of the Blue Jay, I envy you those, it's like Janine's little Jaycob, so cute.

Kate said...

Ouch! That must have hurt. Hope the filling holds up and you don't have to go back for some time.

oldcrow61 said...

lol Jan, yeah it is funny when I think about it now. It won't be very funny though if the filling comes loose and I have to get the tooth pulled. omg, I can't bear the thought of it.

Anna said...

The blue jay is gorgeous!!!

Blue jay is definitely on my Canada wish list. ;)

oldcrow61 said...

Yeah, me too Kate. Anna, when you come over this way you will be able to see them up close.