Tomorrow is going to be “one of those days.” I start off the day with a gyno appointment, which is a post checkup on whatever the medicos call the old gyno claw out, clear out, laser and biopsy. Not to be explicit, but I had an abscess up in the vagina (click HERE to see close up picture: Oh like I’m REALLY going to post THAT online). The gyno specialist looked and said stuff, which I am sure made sense at the time but was all washed away when he used the phrase, “So we will get a biopsy.” What! Have you seen those biopsy needles? They are as big as my forearm! And I have a very serious needle phobia! So yeah, put me out! So they did, a bunch of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, when he did whatever it was he did, they didn’t actually tell me what it was. He was going to have a “good look” and said “anything I can do I will.” Which made me feel like I was a clunky car or a computer or something. So besides the blood, and plasma and stuff oozing out for...a while (like WEEKS), maybe tomorrow he will tell me what is what (I am sure if it was cancer or something they would have told me right away....right? Right?!). Anyway, tomorrow morning is legs in stirrups and little gown and doctor with headlamp, that whole trembling excitement; yup, the dread experience only surpassed by THE DENTIST.
And guess where I am going after gyno? You got it. I am off to have “dental surgery” on my jaw. This is, by the way my first crown (I take care of my teeth, I do!). It seems that my filling had a cavity underneath and no one noticed. Then there was a small crack at the bottom of the cavity where it met the tooth outside and no one noticed. So now, in order to put a crown over the crack, they have to extend the tooth down another 3 mm. My feeling is; why aren’t the dentists a bit more ashamed at not noticing so many things and does this mean I will get my $200+ dollars back for the annual exam I just had where they didn’t notice any of this? But dentists are never ashamed, they just go; “Well, things happen…” So tomorrow I have to take this mega dose pill because while the work will be done under anesthetic, that means I have to get an needle to have the anesthetic. And this type of tooth and gum specialist doesn’t have nitrous oxide. Can you believe that? A Dental office without Nitrous? So tomorrow we are doing the “theoretically possible” which is a) get a needle into my arm to put in an intravenous (last time they tried this for an operation they failed and ended up gassing me and putting it in me when I passed out) and b) Getting enough “sleepy” juice down the IV into me to put me out. A double needle feat I have never done before so a bit (A LOT) nervous.
But I have had 14 vials of blood taken in one go so I think I can hang on while the needle is in for 30-40 seconds. I guess we will find out because there is no way I want to do that dental stuff while awake. So right now I feel kind of caught between the firing squad and the tank of killer squids.
I also have a giant sleeping pill for tonight because, hey, doing a unknown needle phobia thing plus mysterious dental work which will take a MONTH to heal – gee, I can’t imagine what I would be obsessing over tonight.
And being me, I am super brushing and flossing today because I don’t want the doctor/dentist to think, while I am knocked out (after my screams getting the needle in me have emptied his waiting room), and he is working in my mouth, that I don’t take good care of my teeth. I don’t want him to think; “Geez, does she ever floss?” Despite that this crack was discovered by me.….while flossing (another reason NOT to floss I guess). The logical part of my brain realizes that my mouth is probably going to look like a construction site, if construction site pits were full of bone fragments and blood (so actually a horror film construction site). But hey, I did a full shave down there before the gyno for the same reason. Obsessive much?
So I will try to get a short post together tonight and get it posted somehow tomorrow to keep with the NaBloMoPlo every day posting vow this month, but be patient if I don’t respond to your comments for a day (or two since they have said: "It won’t be that bad, just hold ice to your face for TWO DAYS" – geez, what do you consider BAD?).
So have a good day and console yourself with the knowledge that at least your aren’t having MY day.
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