Sleepy Root Canal?
Wow, today sure took an unexpected turn. Thank goodness we’re one day away from the long weekend! Are any of you off already? If so, I’m totally jealous. I have one more day of work before I’m off!
So, why did today take an unexpected turn? Well, I had an appointment at the dentist to get a cavity filled this afternoon and I ended up getting a root canal!! Holy heck – what a mess! Did you know that it takes 3 hours for this process from start to finish? AND I still have to go back in a week to get my permanent filling!
Lucky for me I had taken my favorite magazine with me to my appointment:
Though I think my subscription might be expiring soon?? I got this as a gift last year for Christmas. Note to self: check into this asap.
I have a funny story for you. Before I left for my appointment, J said to me “Don’t fall asleep!”. I had forgotten, but last time I was at the dentist for a messed up tooth (I swear I take care of my teeth, these are the only 2 instances I’ve had!), I fell asleep in the chair while the dentist was working! So tell me, do these look like sleepy eyes to you?
(another note to self: iPhone self portraits are hideous and don’t post them on blog anymore)
They must have been, because in the middle of my root canal, literally as the dentist was drilling away, I fell asleep again!! He actually started laughing and told me to wake up so they could put separators in my mouth so that I would keep my mouth open while he was working. OMG, I was mortified – the entire office was laughing. Geez, it’s always something with me, isn’t it?
Good thing I can laugh at myself.
To make matters worse, I got home from the dentist at 4:35 and had to teach Group Power at 5:30. My mouth was still completely numb when I started teaching. It’s a miracle I didn’t drool or spit on the people in my class! I did bite my lip pretty bad, though. I guess that’s better than drool……
Ugh, I sure need this long weekend. I need to pull myself together.
Have you ever embarrassed yourself at the doctor’s office? Please tell me I’m not the only one!