Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today, I had a "happy appointment." My final appointment to undo 7+ years of damage went well. It really didn't seem that bad, and everyone was oohing and ahhing over how much work I had done. Point being, if that's what a lot of work is like, I can totally handle a regular amount of work. The reason I quit going to the dentist was fear. Today I conquered that.
I have horrible, I mean horrible teeth, and the dentist has always been a really bad place to be. I remember being in trouble a lot, being yelled at (ok, probably being talked sternly too), and crying a ton. My latest experience was nothing like that. They weren't mean, and they didn't make me feel terrible (although I totally deserved it). I really appreciated how nice everyone was about my suckiness.
A LOT has changed since I was latest at the dentist almost a decade ago. It is really a tie over which improvement I find most pleasing: being able to watch t.v. or the laughing gas. Today I watched an entire episode of The View. It was great, I never get to just sit and watch The View. I also breathed in vanilla flavored laughing gas. The last time I got to watch t.v. and get high was, well, never.
Yesterday the dentist's office sent me an email reminding me of my appointment. I clicked a link and confirmed my appointment. Another change I can definitely get on board with.
So, I think I'll keep this dentist thing going. Although, maybe I could wait another 7 years. It wasn't that bad.
Posted by Laura Horne at 2:43 PM