Thursday, June 17, 2004

Ouch!

When I went to the dentist last week, I thought I had a cavity.
But no, it was much worse...I needed a root canal.
So I went to the dreaded appointment this morning.  I've never had a root canal before.  I was terrified.
The procedure itself was painless, though nerve-wracking.
It wasn't until I was standing at the receptionist's desk, writing out the check for my co-payment and getting ready to go, when I felt the pain.
OH, MY!
They had assured me that I would be able to go to work afterwards.  WHAT?  Not only is the left side of my face paralyzed from the anesthetic, but I'm in sooo much pain.  Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch...
I called work and let them know I was going to go home for a couple of hours to lie down and then I would try my hardest to come in and work half a day.
(Okay, I'm actually not lying down right now, but I will in a minute - just trying to take advantage of an unexpected couple of free hours in the middle of the day!)
So, I'm off to lie down and practice pain management techniques in preparation for work.  I have to try to go in there today and get some things done, because tomorrow is TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY, and while it's a very very fun day to have my daughter there with me, not much WORK gets done!