This has just been a hectic week! Every day except Monday, I was either taking someone to the doctor or going for myself! Oh, except that Thursday I had to go to the dentist. I had a toothache and went in for them to check it and ended up starting a root canal.
Now one of my major anxiety issues centers around the dentist chair! During any big dental procedure I have to have time to prepare myself mentally and have nitrous oxide. O.K. I had no time to prepare myself because once they took the x ray, it was on with the root canal! I even had them take a picture of me (I later decided nothing about that picture or visit was very funny) with the nitrous thingy on, thinking I'll blog about what a big baby I am. I am usually very good at laughing at myself.
They started, and first of all, it took several tries to get the area deadened. Then something wasn't right about the nitrous oxide, but maybe it was just me. I made it through the procedure, sat up in the chair and started sobbing. I went into a full blown panic attack.....one like I've never had before. I was soaking wet with sweat and was just crying uncontrollably. That has NEVER happened before...oh, I mean I've cried uncontrollably before, just not at the dentist.
On the way out, I had to stop to make a second appointment.....I'm sure the dentist is looking so forward to that....and I was so upset I just handed my calendar to the receptionist and had her make my appointment. I didn't even talk about paying....in fact I almost had another attack when I got home and looked at the bill they thrust in my hand as they were
I made it home, changed into some dry clothes and pulled myself together. I called my husband for comfort and he lovingly said, you're fine, now get over it! Have I ever mentioned he has a minor in Psychology??? Or how grateful I am we don't have to depend on that to make a living???
Today was a much better day! It is two days later after all! My cousin is here for a wedding, so some of us went to lunch.
Voila, cousin and I at the lunch table.....