Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Hold still. It's for your own good.

Today I had a tooth extracted. Alongside the flu I've been nursing an abcess and now I'm on a dose of antibiotic strong enough for a horse.

My brother is my dentist, which is wonderful because he generously treats me for free. I am really grateful to get rid of the source of the toothache that had me up at 3.30 this morning. On the other hand, it wasn't a straightforward extraction. It was ROUGH! The question is whether that really couldn't be helped or whether it was payback time for when I whacked him with a garden hoe as a child, or when I hit him with my hockey stick for that matter... There are guys in the jails I work in who were sentenced for less violent assaults than today's!

Incidentally, before you go rushing to report him - I AM joking!! Thank you, bro, honestly!


Tom Burger said...

Praying for your quick recovery. But, as a sister, you probably did deserve a little "extra" pain from your brother. I know my sister does ;)

That Hideous Man said...

Before going to the dentist, place one teaspoon of instant coffee, with one teaspoon of marmite, along with one garlic clove in your mouth and chew for ten minutes, in the waiting room immediately prior to being seen.

Why should you be the only one to suffer?

Anonymous said...

haha, please dont do what " that hideous man" said. I am a dental nurse and honest we are nice to our patients (well most of them!!)

girl uninterrupted said...

I fully sympathise with you & your pain ! I have a unrelenting phobia of the dentist. I don't know if I hate to go more or he hates to see me coming !!