About the Size of a Ping-Pong Ball




Try to imagine placing something about the size of a ping-pong ball inside your mouth and having it protrude out the side of your left cheek along your jaw bone.

Are you imaging that?

Well, that’s about what I looked like on Wednesday afternoon when I walked into the dentist office.

For about four days before it grew to that size, I had been carefully tending to this tooth issue on my own by using natural herbal remedies, energy work and reflexology. And before any of you say, "OMG Ron….are you CRAZY?", I just want you to know that the first dentist who attended me could not believe I was virtually in NO PAIN and had been able to keep the infection localized. So, whatever I had been doing helped tremendously, but I also knew that I was at a point of seeking medical help.

The dentist took one look at me and said, “This is serious, I need to send you to an oral surgeon downstairs who is probably going to have to drain it and then put on you on heavy-duty penicillin.”

When the oral surgeon saw me he FREAKED.

After x-rays were taken and he examined the inside my mouth, the surgeon concluded that it would definitely need to be drained. He said he could use a general anesthetic, which would mean I would have to come back the following day because I needed to have someone drive me home after the surgery. Or, he could use a local anesthetic which meant he could do it immediately, but also added that because of the size of the abscess I would most likely feel pain. After giving it some consideration, I decided that I just wanted to get it over with so that I didn’t have to return the following day at 8 a.m.

He said, “Okay, I’ll be right back.” And left the room.

His dental assistant looked at me through squinting eyes and whispered, “Are you really sure you want to do this with just a local?”

I said, “Why? Do you think it’s going to be THAT painful?”

Gently nodding her head. “It might.”

I said, “Oh well…..pray for me then.”

After the surgeon returned, he shot my mouth with enough Novocain to numb an elephant and three wild apes.

Ten minutes later, he said, “Are you ready?”

I said, “Ready.”

Just then the assistant placed a full-length plastic shield over her face and turned on the suction hose.

He said to her, “Suction ready?”

She responded, “Suction ready.”

He said, “Okay…here we go.”

I suddenly pondered, Gee….I wonder if should have chosen the GENERAL?

Too late.

Now here’s where this story gets a little graphic, so you may want to close your eye’s while reading this.

As he made the incision with the scalpel, I thought to myself, Hey…that’s not bad at all, I didn’t feel a thing. Then, as he took another sharp-looking instrument and carefully inserted it within the incision to puncture the abscess, I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!

It literally felt like he shoved a pitchfork all the way through my jaw until it reached my shoulder. I don’t think I have ever felt pain like that before in my 54 years of life.

THEN….

He took his thumb and FIRMLY pressed the outside of the abscess so that it would drain through the incision.

It was at this point I realized….

YES…I SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN THE GENERAL!!!!

All I could hear were the sounds of the suction hose and dental assistants’ gentle voice saying to me, “Just keep taking deep breaths Ron, deep breaths…you’re doing great.”

God love her, she was like a little dental cheerleader.

The surgeon had to do this procedure TWO more times.

I remember grabbing the arms on the chair and squeezing them so hard, I thought I was going to pull them off. I also began humming absentmindedly to distract myself.

I finally heard the assistant say to me, “Okay…it’s all over, the only thing he has to do now is put in a small drain and stitch it up.

After the surgeon left the room, I turned my head to look at the assistant and said, “Well, that was perhaps one of the most delightful things I’ve ever experienced. I may have to try this again sometime soon.”

She laughed and sweetly said, “I told you it might hurt.”

When I got up from the chair and took a gander at myself in the mirror, I gasped. I looked like one of the ghouls in the Michael Jackson video, Thriller.

After I picked up my prescription and walked into my apartment, I literally collapsed from nervous exhaustion. But I’ve got to tell you, after the Novocain wore off I was shocked, because I had very little pain.

By the next day the swelling had subsided tremendously and I began to feel so much better.

So anyway, that’s my story folks. And like with any story there is sometimes a moral.

The moral of this story is….

Always choose the LOCAL.

Because it makes for a much better blog post.

61 comments

  1. And just think Ron..you also saved a few bucks by not going with the general. I do hope my good friend is enjoying some great movies right now, downing a few pain pills to go with the antibiotics and getting plenty of rest. Who knew teeth could generate so many stories?? Be well my friend!

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  2. Helloooooo Susie!

    "And just think Ron..you also saved a few bucks by not going with the general."

    Exactly. Like an extra two hundred bucks!

    Yes, I had a great time this weekend relaxing and watching FIVE awesome movies.

    It was so wonderful talking with you, my friend! Thank you for your support.

    And thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    Happy Monday to ya......X

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  3. DAMN!!!

    DAMN!!!

    DAMN!!!


    You are officially a stud muffin extraordinaire for being able to do that with only a local. And, you walked home after the procedure? You da man Ron!!!!!!!!

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  4. Howdy Jeff!

    "And, you walked home after the procedure?"

    Well, I can't say I actually WALKED home. I sorta sauntered through the Philadelphia streets like one of the ghouls from the Michael Jackson video, Thriller.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad this is over.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy!

    Hope you had a grrrrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  5. Hi Ron,
    Now the first thing that Iam going to say is you are one tough cookie!!I cannot imagine the pain;you probably will never experience such pain again in your life(I pray not).

    Well, its over and you survived it!!
    Now you have to eat soft foods I imagine? So, enjoy some nice ice cream or other treats.

    You deserve it :)

    Big hugs ((((((((((((((Ronnie)))))))))

    P.S: see you soon :)

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  6. OMG you're so brave! I have to have a general just to have a scale and polish!!!! I'm joking of course but I am a coward when it comes to having anything done by the dentist. :0

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  7. always choose the local!!! WTF!?
    take the general and call a taxi

    I am glad you're feeling better
    teeth and gums and all that stuff make me very nervous
    I have really good teeth but terrible gums so the day will come when I'll just wear my teeth as a necklace and eat lots of applesauce

    rest up sweetie

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  8. You're my hero, Ron. I woulda been on that general like white on rice! LOL I HATE the dentist and always have Steve Martin singing the dentist song from "Little Shope of Horrors" in my head when I'm in that miserable chair.

    Glad you're doing better, bro!

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  9. I almost puked just hearing about it. You're like a hero!

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  10. Hmmm...
    I tried to leave a comment and something happened here on my end... so if you get two comments from me i'm not trying to harass you!!

    Anyway, all I can say is WOW; you are truly a man's man!

    In all seriousness though I know first hand how serious teeth/mouth issues can be (and how painful) so i'm glad to hear you're doing ok and seem to be in good spirits!

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  11. Bonjour Barbara!

    I don't know if I would call myself a tough cookie, it's just that I had no idea what to expect. Once he started the procedure, there was no turning back - I had to just suck it up and do it.

    OMG...yes, I hope I never have to experience this type of pain again.

    No, I'm eating regular food now. I had to eat soft food the first couple of days because I was tender. Later this week I want to eat a BIG FAT hamburger!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Barb!

    Always so great seeing ya, my friend!

    (((( Barb ))))

    X

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  12. Good Morning Akelamalu!

    It's funny, because it hurt more the next day when I had to go back and he took out the stitches and drain.

    OMG....he used NO Novocane!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, m'dear!

    Hope you're enjoying a great Monday....X

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  13. Gooood MorningDianne!

    "always choose the local!!! WTF!?
    take the general and call a taxi"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Now why the hell didn't I think of that?????

    I was so confused at the time because the surgeon was totally freaking me out by telling me OVER and OVER and OVER again how serious this was. He was scaring the shit of me, so I just wanted to get it over with.

    "I have really good teeth but terrible gums so the day will come when I'll just wear my teeth as a necklace and eat lots of applesauce.'

    Bwhahahahahahahaha.....OMG, you are TOOOOOOOO funny, woman!

    For me, it's the all the old crowns that sometimes give me trouble (like this time).

    As always, I love seeing ya, dear lady!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    X

    P.S. Love your new avatar!!! Hugs to you and Hope.

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  14. ...Wow! You da MAN! :o)

    ...Seriously, I wished I'da closed my eyes while reading this. I will now have to poke out my mind's eye thank you very much! lol...

    ...So glad you lived to tell the tale and that you are doing much better! I tip my hat to you! :o)

    ...Blessin's...

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  15. Good Morning Nitebyrd!

    "I HATE the dentist and always have Steve Martin singing the dentist song from "Little Shope of Horrors" in my head when I'm in that miserable chair."

    OMG....I CANNOT believe you just said that because that's EXACTLY what I was thinking while I was sitting in the chair. The oral surgeon was just like Steve Martin's character. He had a GLEAM in his eye as we worked on my mouth - HA!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Sis!

    You're a doll!

    Have a super Monday......X

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  16. Good Morning Lora!

    Yeah, I just about puked myself after I felt that first POKE of the abscess.

    ^$&@*@()$*!!@!?#@?#??

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor!

    Always grande seeing, ya! Have a great Monday!

    X

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  17. Greetings Nathan!

    Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment.

    Yeah, lately I've been having trouble leaving comments too. Blogger has been having some major issues for the past two weeks. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!#!?

    Thank you. I'm just soooooooooo glad this is over and done with. I'm pretty much a very healthy person, but every few years my teeth give me some trouble. Gee...I wonder if it could be AGE???

    HA!

    Again, thank you for stopping by.

    Enjoy your Monday, Nathan!

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  18. Goood Morning Dear TJ!

    "...Seriously, I wished I'da closed my eyes while reading this. I will now have to poke out my mind's eye thank you very much!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....soooo sorry, dear lady. I know....wasn't that GROSS?????? ICKY, ICKY, POO-POO.

    Oh, dear...you have no idea how glad I am that this is over. Last week was VERY challenging for me. Oh, well...it's on to a new week!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, TJ!

    Have a beautiful Monday!

    X

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  19. I think Blogger just ate my comment.... if this goes thru, I'll post another. Must remember to hit copy before I send!! LOL

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  20. Did they think you DROVE and that was why they wouldn't give you the general? I can't imagine if they knew you were walking why they wouldn't unless they thought whilst doing your thriller shuffle you might fall off the sidewalk and onto an oncoming car? Heck you should have just given that sweet little assistant a couple extra bucks and had her walk you home on her lunch break! LOL

    I know how painful dental visits can be. I've had quite a few myself. Hubby is so afraid of dentists he makes them give him the gas just to clean his teeth!

    I'm so glad you're feeling better, but, now... I want to know WHAT 5 movies you watched and I want the twizzler ratings for each! K???

    {{{Ron}}}

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  21. OH Ron, I can totally understand what you went thru having had many dental procedures WITHOUT general. Local is okay for some stuff but surgery... bleh!
    I think the energy work, reflex, and herbal helped you a great deal and you are healing very fast now. Stay well.
    Have a great week. xo

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  22. Helloooooooooooooo Peg!

    "I can't imagine if they knew you were walking why they wouldn't unless they thought whilst doing your thriller shuffle you might fall off the sidewalk and onto an oncoming car?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....probably so!!!

    I think it's a "legal thing" that if they administer a general, someone else has to be there to take you home (whether it's driving or walking). Honestly, I didn't feel like calling a friend last minute; asking them to leave work to come get me. I really just wanted to get it over with. Next time (hopefully) I'll know in advance and can make arrangements.

    "I want to know WHAT 5 movies you watched and I want the twizzler ratings for each! K???"

    OMG...you have no idea how much I wanted to eat those twizzlers while I was watching those movies. However, I had to eat soft foods for the first couple of days.

    Movies: Young Victoria, Nine, A Single Man, It's Complicated, and Happy Tears.

    All of which were WONDERFUL! Please watch A Single Man - it's a very deep and brilliantly filmed movie by Tom Ford.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friend!

    Always a JOY!

    Happy Monday to you.........X

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  23. Good Morning Crystal Chick!

    Sorry about the comment BLIP! I don't know whats up with Blogger these days, but several of us are having comment issues.

    Hopefully your other comment will show up today.

    Anyway....thank you so much for stopping by!

    Enjoy your day..............X

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  24. Hellooooooooo again, Crystal Chick!

    Yahoooooooooooooooo!!! As soon as I published my last comment response to your first comment, your second comment suddenly appeared!!!!

    "I think the energy work, reflex, and herbal helped you a great deal and you are healing very fast now.."

    Thank you for saying so, my friend. I know that you understand energy and natural healing, so I appreciate that. I seriously think it was THAT that prevented me from being in pain. I'm still doing energy work on myself everyday because I have to stay on pencillin for the next week and it's very strong.

    Thank you for your well-wishes a support, M!

    Have a FABU week, neighbor!

    XO

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  25. goodness gracious, I am glad this is behind you. I hate the dentist! High dental anxiety! But I go twice per year anyway. And stories like this don't exactly help my neurosis. But I can't say you didn't give fair warning...you definitly did! Hope you are almost back to normal - take care!!

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  26. Good Afternoon Diane!

    So sorry about the graphics, but there seemed to be no other way to share this story - tee, hee!

    It's ironic, because I have more of a neurosis of doctors and hospitals, than dentists. Even walking into hospital gives me a bit of a fright.

    Oh, you are SO GOOD for going to the dentist twice a year . You GO, girl! If I did that, I may have avoided this tooth problem.

    Hope you had a super weekend, Diane!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    X

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  27. Oh, Ron, the pain you went through is soooo not a laughing matter, but the way you told it I couldn't help it! I remember when I worked for a dentist a fellow who came in and he literally looked like he had a football attached to his neck the infection was so bad. We sent him to an oral surgeon who actually had him hospitalized for four days before he'd perform surgery and did it at the hospital...the worse case either dr. had ever seen. The guy is lucky to be alive. Glad your surgery and recovery went well and you're on the men. Take care!

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  28. Good Evening Suziecate!

    OMG....I was just thinking about you!!!

    Isn't it sick, but the whole time I'm having this done, I'm saying to myself, "Remember every detail so you can BLOG about it next week!!!"

    HA!

    Yes, you're right...an abscess is not a laughing matter at all. Trust me, the oral surgeon repeatedly informed me of that the second he saw me. He freaked!

    So glad this is over with. I'm still a little swollen, but it's mending very well.

    Thank you for stopping by, my friend!

    Hope you had a super day.....X

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  29. Thank God you are okay! I can't even imagine how awful that was. I'm imagining that movie The Marathon Man. Isn't that the one with the torture scene in the dentist's chair? Anyway, for as much as I have a fairly high tolerance for pain, I get pretty freaked out when anyone comes at my face with sharp implements and needles. Take care of yourself and rest.

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  30. O
    M
    G

    omgomgomgomg!

    O
    M
    G

    ((((((((((((((( Ron ))))))))))))))))

    You poor thing......

    I think ice cream is in order.
    LOTS of ice cream.

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  31. Good Evening Jen!

    OMG...I totally forgot about The Marathon Man, but you're soooooooooo right!!!!!! Even to this day, whenever I watch that scene I CRINGE in pain. What a great scene though, hu?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    After I had this surgery, it wasn't that I was in pain, but rather, all I could think about was what it felt like when the surgeon did the surgery. I felt that for days!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    Always a delight to see ya!

    Hope you had a great day........X

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  32. Hiya Mel!

    You said!

    The OMG's were in order. In fact, OMG was all I was thinking while he was doing this procedure!!!

    OMG! OMG! OMG!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    The day after, all I ate was Luigi's Italian Water Ice. It felt sooooooooo good on my mouth.

    Thanks oodles for stopping by this evening, dear lady!

    Always a pleasure! Hope you had a super day....X

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  33. OMG OMG OMG!! You poor thing! I am "allergic" to any kind pain so I can't even imagine what you went through! UGH. I am all about Sedation Dentistry!

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  34. “Just keep taking deep breaths Ron, deep breaths…you’re doing great.”

    Man I'm glad you have got that said and done my Friend, yes it makes for a better blog post but next time I'll even help you think of a different subject if need be Ha Ha,

    I probably would have bitten the bullet so to say and gone with the local too, easier to get it over with, just follow Dr. Susies orders and feel better Buddy.

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  35. Hello my Libra friend Meleah~

    "I am all about Sedation Dentistry!"

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You GO, girl!

    My tolorance for pain is pretty good, however this procedure went WAY beyond my tolorance - YIKES!

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor!

    Hope you had a great Monday!

    X

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  36. Hellooooooooo Jimmy~

    "yes it makes for a better blog post but next time I'll even help you think of a different subject if need be"

    HA! Isn't if funny how we bloggers are always thinking of topics for blog posts???

    "I probably would have bitten the bullet so to say and gone with the local too, easier to get it over with."

    That was my feeling too. If I have to do something, I just want to get it over with. I'm so glad I took this past weekend to just relax and heal. I feel so much better.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    ALWAYS enjoyed! Hope you had a great Monday.

    X

    P.S. Hi to Cindy!!!

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  37. I hate to laugh but hey, you posted it! You're so funny. I agree, though. General is so extreme unless you really need it.

    Aren't those assistants awesome? I would be like, "OMG! OMG!" That's why I work in administration and not direct patient care.

    Glad it's over with. Now you can enjoy the next heat wave. :-0

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  38. Goooood Morning Chrissy!

    No, laugh, please! Trust me, I'd rather be laughing about this than crying - HA!

    "General is so extreme unless you really need it."

    That was my thought too. I hate go under unless it's totally necessary.

    I gotta tell ya, if it hadn't been for his awesome assistant, I couldn't have done it. She was GREAT!

    OMG...please don't tell me we're going to get another heat wave??? OY!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    X to you and Bern!

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  39. HA! A true blogger! Yes, the general anesthesia would've resulted in a much less exciting post.

    I once blogged about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. I DID choose the general, but to my horror it didn't work. That was . . . interesting.

    I'm a huge baby when it comes to pain. I can't believe you sat through that procedure OR that you dealt with the preceding pain and infection so well.

    I say, give me Vicodin or give me death! (Or morphine.)

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  40. Good Morning JD!

    OMG....it's sooooo freakin' great to see you! I've missed you, girl!

    See...I knew YOU would understand what I meant about "a much better blog post."

    Yes, I've also hear similar stories about the general not working - UGH!

    "I say, give me Vicodin or give me death! (Or morphine"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

    I'm so grateful that this is OVER with.

    Thanks for stopping by, JD!

    You ROCK!

    X

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  41. Can I also just say that for some reason, the title of this post made me think it was going to be about something dirty? I don't even know why. A Ping-Pong ball? I just . . . don't know.

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  42. OH GOD!!! OH GOD!!!
    QUE COURAGE!
    YOU ARE MY HERO!
    I AM SORRY SORRY YOU WENT THROUGH THIS.
    I WOULD PAY ANY PRICE TO BE TOTALLY KNOCKED OUT WITH A DOUBLE GENERAL.
    THOUGH I HAVE HAS SURGEONS REMOVE A COUPLE OF TEETH WITH A LOCAL, THAT IS LIKE A BROKEN NAIL AS COMPARED TO WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH.
    I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WENT ALONE AND COULD ACTUALLY WALK HOME.
    OY.

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  43. Hey JD~

    "Can I also just say that for some reason, the title of this post made me think it was going to be about something dirty?"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...that's HYSTERICAL. And I can TOTALLY see that.

    Do you remember the movie "Priscilla - Queen of the Desert" and that ping-pong ball scene???

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    X

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  44. Hello Grandmother Crone~

    Being someone who also practices Reiki, I know you can understand how helpful it's been in my healing of this. I've been sharing Reiki with myself every single day since the surgery and it's amazing how quickly I've mended.

    Yaaaaaaaay Reiki!

    "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WENT ALONE AND COULD ACTUALLY WALK HOME."

    I really didn't have a choice because this all happened so quickly. I only live about five blocks from the dentist, so it wasn't that difficult. I'm just so glad that it's over.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    Always such a delight to see you!

    X

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  45. Grandmother CroneJuly 13, 2010

    This reply has nothing to do with teeth and isn't even a reply. I saw on your sidebar the fav movie "A Single Man"... have you seen it? i didn't think it was released yet. I listened to an interview with Colin F. on NPR on the way to or back from Atlanta, can't remember which. I can't wait to see it. I'm sure it's a tough and powerful film.

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  46. Hello again Grandmother Crone~

    Yes, I just recently watched the film this past weekend and it was faaaaaaabulous!

    The story is both engrossing and powerful. The film itself is a visual work of art. Colin F. and Julianne Moores' performances are breathtaking. I believe this was Tom Fords' directorial debute and he did an amazing job!

    If you get the chance to rent it, I know you're going to love it. Please let me know what you think.

    X

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  47. Painful to read! But as you say great blog fodder.
    So pleased your ok x

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  48. Good Morning Casdok~

    Yeah...who ever thought blogging would be painful?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA!

    Always so wonderful seeing you dear lady!

    Thank you for stopping by!

    X to you and C!

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  49. OhMy!
    Nothing is worse than dental pain. You should have just grabbed your ice skates and done it yourself ala: Tom Hanks in Castaway!

    Hope your better now!!!!
    I'm off to brush my teeth.
    Twelve times. With listerine...
    :-)

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  50. Good Morning Nancy~

    "You should have just grabbed your ice skates and done it yourself ala: Tom Hanks in Castaway!"

    Bwhahahahahahaahahaha!

    Now why the hell didn't "I" think of that? I could saved myself some money!

    Yes, I feel like a MILLION times better now. I just realized it's been a week ago today.

    Always great seeing ya, Nancy!

    Hope you're surviving this LOVELY summer heat - OY!

    X

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  51. Dude - your last 3 lines KILLED! I can't believe you went through that. You blew my dental story out of the water. And speaking of which, you didn't have your camera with you??? Are you crazy??? Oh wait, I almost passed out reading it, pictures would have only sent me into a serious swoon, so forget I even said that.

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  52. Hellooooooooo NGIP~

    "And speaking of which, you didn't have your camera with you???"

    No, I had no camera with me, but I wish to god I had a VIDEO camera because I would LOVED to have had one of his office staff film the experience and then downloaded it to my You Tube account.

    All of this happened so fast, I wasn't prepared for any of it. And it's probably just as well because I had no time to think about how painful it was going to be. I just wanted to get the whole thing over as fast as possible.

    Thanks for stopping by, dearest lady!

    Always a HOOT!!!

    X

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  53. Amazing you would offer comic relief under the circumstances, Ron! I cringed so I gulped my glass of wine! Yikes! Thank God that's over with!

    Wishing a you a speedy recovery, Ron! Ommmmmmm! :))

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  54. Good Evening Petra~

    "Amazing you would offer comic relief under the circumstances, Ron!"

    Well...I humor is the best PAIN medicine.

    Bwhahahahahaahahahahaha!

    "I cringed so I gulped my glass of wine!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....you GO, dear lady!

    And funny you mentioned wine, because I was so wishing I could have drank a glass that evening, but I was afraid it would interfere with the penicillin - DRATS!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Petra!

    Hope you had a great day......X

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  55. just want you to know, i did not breathe the while reading this post. and when i woke up, there were still more words at the bottom. i think i'm just going to spit out all my teeth now so i don't have to deal with mr. puss pusher.

    OMG. can't breathe.

    I said, “Oh well…..pray for me then.”

    After the surgeon returned, he shot my mouth with enough Novocain to numb an elephant and three wild apes.

    hahahah. yeah baby, i like that novacain.

    glad you feel better. i don't do pain. just shoot me, but been there.

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  56. @ jd and ron - i thought the post was going to be dirty too, when i saw the title and then i pitied the fool with the size of a ping pong problem. the PPP. hahaha. sorry.

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  57. Hey Val!

    "i think i'm just going to spit out all my teeth now so i don't have to deal with mr. puss pusher.

    OMG. can't breathe."

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....you are toooooo funny!!!!!

    Ok, deep breaths, deep breaths.

    Let me tell you, even with ALL THAT NOVOCAIN it was like an elephant and three wild apes were jumping on a raw nerve - YAWZA!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

    I'm feeling soooooo much better.

    X

    P.S. "i thought the post was going to be dirty too, when i saw the title and then i pitied the fool with the size of a ping pong problem. the PPP."

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

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  58. Well my first reaction was going to be OMG!! But it has already been said...so I will say "Holy Shit Batman" (I've always wanted to say that..lol)
    I am sick just reading the whole thing (this coming from the gal who has to be sedated just for a teeth cleaning). I have this huge hangup about my mouth and quite frankly the dentist scares the crap out of me. I would have chosen sedation. I am sorry for all your pain, I really, really truly am. I am glad though that now it is over and you can get on with life.

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  59. Hello Finally Getting Back to Even~

    "But it has already been said...so I will say "Holy Shit Batman" (I've always wanted to say that.."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Hey, I probably should have said that myself. I bet he would have gotten a great kick out of that!

    OMG....you have no idea how happy I am that this is over with!

    Again, thank you for stopping by. It's so nice to meet you!

    Enjoy your weekend.....X

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  60. I think that it is awesome that the reiki helped Ron. Sometimes you just have to get more help than what it can offer, but I know that I have used it on myself with super results, as well as my cat and kid when they were sick last year. Glad to hear life is better and you can have a glass of wine to wash all the horror-show images away. be well

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  61. Helloooooo Katherine~

    OMG...I didn't realize you do Reiki too??? How faaaaaabulous! Me too, I used it on both my cats when they were sick in their old age and also while they were dying. It made their passing so much more peaceful.

    It's amazing stuff isn't it?

    Yes, I feel sooooooo much better, thank you!

    And thank you for stopping by.

    X

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