September 14, 2006
Marathon Scout - Eeze eet Rrright?
I go to the dentist tomorrow for a tooth extraction. My regular dentist won't do them and I don't blame her. Ya got to wonder about people in this profession, I mean, seriously. They have one of the highest rates of suicide of any profession. They look into people's yucky mouths all day, inflict pain, STILL deal with mercury (mad as a hatter comes from the old days when hat makers used mercury to make felts, mercury poisoning can cause all sorts of neurological damage...get those mercury amalgam fillings yanked out!!).
And the specialists have to be really strange. Yanking teeth, doing root canals...I mean, i guess we have to have these people but sometimes I wonder if taking a few shots of whiskey and having someone put their foot on your chin and pull with pliers might serve us just as well.
I like my dentist. I even like the guy who's going to pull my tooth. But why oh why would people choose this as a profession??? And I'm still really pissed off at the guy who yanked one of my teeth a few years ago. I asked that he save it for me so I could take it home and bury it. He said of course, but chucked it out into the big bin with a zillion teeth in it. This new guy better give it to me!
Will be on T-3's for a few days, looking forward to making whacked out comments :)
Invite your dentist to your blog...hey wait a minute...this guy wasn't involved in any island scandals?
q,thanks. gee i must have a sensitive mouth because even a root canal will keep me in pain for at least a week. my dentist actually has good humour but you never know if they get into the nitrous oxide. i'll have to check at the building center for the latest gossip on dentists....it's kinda one of the last 'old bowen haunts' where the stories still get told and you run into the old timers (well, the pharmacy's a good place for that). maybe i should see if i can make off with a canister of laughing gas...mind you it did NOTHING for me while in labour. ya, really funny, i'm giving birth to an 8.14 lb baby and they think some laughing gas is going to help....get real!!!
Sorry Scout! I can totally relate, I've had my share of dental distress. I will send you good, medicating vibes.;)
geeze, this elliciting sympathy stuff is pretty good....maybe next post i'll say i'm having my limbs removed (preventative mediciine)
Have you got a good bottle of Irish malt whiskey on hand for the next week?
Not door slamming with string is a good start for any respectable dentist.
They're a weird mob, dentists. Mine talks a lot and it is very frustrating as I can not add anything decent to the conversation, even "Shut up!" is impossible sometimes.
The reason for their empty pockets is simple.People do not go to the dentists as often as they do here.There are tons of reasons why but mostly is because there is no reasons..not real.Natural herbals,stronger teeth,what we eat..etc etc. Have I ever seen a dentist in my life?Well.....
Scout,all the best.I wish you quick recovery after that.I wish I could get you unripe coconut water to sooth you.Do you need my prayers?
Jeff, I had no idea unripe coconut water was good for pain?! Any particular reason for it?
I hope the similarities end there!
cheez, well at least i'll be too out of it to notice any yacking.
jeff, thanks, i have coconut juice but not the water from the jelly ones (oh so good and oh so healthy!!!). i'll drink the regular, organic coconut milk though and hope it helps!! yes, i'll need your prayers (on many things), thanks!!!! if only dentists were up on things like diet as prevention ...i do use alternative toothpastes and myrh but could ALWAYS brush up on diet. i did grow an african plant at one time that was specifically for teeth, can't remember the name and it didn't survive the winter.
amelopsis.....oh no, if my specialist morphs into cheney i'm doomed!!!! thanks for hte good wished.
righ then, gotta walk to the road, hitchike to the cove, get on the ferry , ask around for a ride to a mall where my daugher will pick me up. geeze i get stressed by stupid little things like a tooth extraction!!!!!!!
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