Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday's Tale of Torture

Today's post is brought to you by the letters T, M, and I.

Yesterday morning the fun began with my appointment at the dentist. The dental hygienist I'm sure is a lovely lady, and any other time I would have happily chatted with her about our toddlers who are so near in age. However, the torture of my gums with an instrument called a water pik (ha, how about water laser?) did not lighten my mood. Yeah, yeah, that's what I get for waiting too long between appointments. Just shut up, lady, I'm trying not to punch you in the stomach.

The fun continued in the afternoon's appointment with my ENT (aka, the sinus doc). First there was the long metal scope he stuck in my nostrils to look into my sinuses. Then, he needed to clean out one side so that the nebulized antibiotics could finish getting rid of any sinus infection. My brother used to offer to use a Roto-rooter on my sinuses when I had a bad infection. Well, that's what the doc did. He kept turning up the suction, because apparently my sinuses have discovered a great recipe for cement. No one's inner sinuses should have to feel that. When the suction thingy of doom didn't get it all, the doc *scraped* at the inside of my sinuses. shudder

So, I left there with both my gums and sinuses scraped and raw and achy. Obviously I should have scheduled a pap smear and a colonoscopy yesterday just to complete the fun. I totally stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home.

3 comments:

musing said...

I avoid dentists as much as possible!

Also, not sure if you got my email, but I'm hoping to use your "There is no snooze button on a toddler" quote in a YouTube video I'm making. Would you email me about it?

Thanks!

Avonlea said...

Yeah, avoiding dentists is the way to go! :-P

Sorry about not emailing you back. I've been *really* bad about not checking my personal email on yahoo and haven't checked it in forever. I'll be sure to check it this evening though!

BTW, using the quote is fine. I vaguely remember hearing/reading something like the quote before, so I'm sure I'm not the first to come up with it!

musing said...

Thanks! I love that quote.

I also googled it and couldn't find that anyone else had said it before you did, so you're getting the credit. :)