Monday, August 27, 2007

Haven't I been here before?

So I went to the dentist the other day. I hate going to the dentist. No one likes it, everyone dreads it. Me I contemplate walking in front of cars on the way there to get out of it. Been hit by 8 cars in my life, what's one more? The only thing that would be worse than going to the dentist, is going to the dentist and everyone is in a bunny costume. And I've had that nightmare about 9 times in the past 2 weeks...Seriously.

What is the worst thing that can happen right, pain and money that could have been spent on yarn hemrraging out of my wallet. You get over pain and sadly the money would be spent anyways. Everyone (or damn near) said, what's the worst that will happen? It won't kill you. One astute observer said, hey at least he lets you knit. (He didn't but this time I had big shiny metal needles not cute baby plastic ones....so I'll forgive him this time). It wasn't pleasent. There was a great deal of notes and x-rays. Then an exam and more x-rays. And more x-rays, and more x-rays. 16 X-rays of one back molar. And to compound my misery it was the pinch X-ray slide. Yeah THAT one... So final the x was aptly rayed and I was asked to wait for him in his office. Let me explain something to you about dentists, at no time do you want to warrent uppulstry... it's not a good sign. So we go into the expensive part, my rootcanal need finishing and it's infected, the crown needs doing, I need another rootcanal and a few fillings. So basically this is going to cost me a bundle... and a half... AND THEN he asks me about the whole cancer thing. When did I have surgury, chemo, pills blah, basically last surgury was Feb 14 waited 2 months and was given the all clear on the cervical cancer thing, yeay. So now I am freezing my ass off in this office with walls and real furniture, feeling socially awkward discussing my crotch with a guy who specializes in teeth. I am getting a little worried about how he's planning to go about fixing this root canal thing. Turns out I have cysts under my wisdom teeth... about then I start fantasizing about attacking this really nice guy with his own stapler. He's sending the x-rays to a specialist as I may have to have a biopsy, on my freaking molars.

I'm pretty upbeat and positive. I mean in a certain way it's pretty damn funny. Only I could go to the dentist and find out I may have cervical cancer of the molar. Do they even have wrist bands for cervical/molar cancer? If not can I pick the colour?? More than slightly depressed tho to find in less than 6 months I am right back to where I started only with a huge dental bill in front of me. My biopsy better be scheduled when I can do some Christmas shopping!!

I pick peachy verigated with stong yellowy orange... **pout**

8 comments:

mjm knitting said...

Yeesh!

Sending good healthy vibes your way.
FIngers crossed the biopsy comes back negative.

*cervical cancer of the molar" that cracked me up.

Valerie said...

-=hugs and more hugs=- I know the teeth pain and dentist hatred. I hope you feel better and I am sorry to hear about the cysts.

I have your address. If cervical/molar cancer awareness must be spread I will start knitting up the wrist bands for you! =)

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear about this, but hope that the cysts are benign.
The post did however manage to crack me up as well (*how* was he fixing the molar?!?)...
/Kev

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to say I'm still around. But I won't check in on the 1st as I will be away. I haven't forgotten you though, and will be in touch next week again.

/Kev

Anne said...

Oh dear :( I'm so sorry to hear that - I will keep you in thoughts that it's totally not as bad as it may sound. Try and hold on to the humor - it has to help at least some in keeping perspective I'd hope!

Anonymous said...

Back in business. Two finished projects to show for it too......
How are things on your end?

/Kev

Kirsty said...

Jikxsa- I hope things turn out ok! At least it sounds like you have a pretty good dentist who can spot such weird sh*t...
By the way, I followed you over from your comment about my Wonder Woman Jumper. I actually did post the charts- the blog post is here:
http://practicalpolly.blogspot.com/2007/09/charts.html
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I did it the other way around - had all sorts of cysts before I had a cervix. (Well, before I was told I had one anyway.) Had all my teeth - except the top six and the bottom six - taken out due to cysts,
Then I had four or five root canals.
And now I don't have a cervix.

Happy knitting,
Janey
janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca