Sunday, June 3, 2012

Carrie Does the Dentist

I had to have one of my molars and a wisdom tooth pulled.  After making my daughter promise not to video tape me and post it on YouTube I allowed her to drive this Ms. Daisy to and from the appointment.

I nervously settled myself into the dental chair and reminded my daughter as to where my life insurance was and instructed her in how to divide my assets. I kissed her goodbye as the dental surgeon walked in.

The dentist began to prep me for an i.v. sedation and I asked him to turn on the radio. Right before I went under a song came on the radio. As I listened I began to laugh. The song was Never Gonna Give You Up..by Rick Astley . My last thought upon drifting off to never-never land was "Oh my God I'm being Rick Rolled!" 

Muffled voices began to fill the room. I wanted to speak but could not. They say that when you die your hearing is the last to go. I heard the dentist say "We had a complication."  "Coffin fit."

Inside my head I was screaming "No! No! I'm dead...just my freaking luck that I'm the one in a gazillion that dies from complications..geese my first clue that this would happen was that damn song."  
  
The next instant I heard my daughter call my name and I found myself totally awake and in pain. I felt as if I had a super absorbency  Tampon shoved in my mouth and could not speak.

My daughter could read the fear in my eyes and immediatley put my fears to rest. "Mom your fine..they had one complication..you had a coughing fit in the middle of the procedure and they had to ease back on the drugs, come on let's go home." I agreed to go with her on the one condition..that she was not to turn on the car radio. I did not want to have to test my luck twice in one day.

8 comments:

  1. Being a "white knuckle patient", I can't even comment to this. It makes my stomach do flip-flops. *cringe

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    1. Thank God for strong feel good drugs

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  2. I dread the dentist with something akin to being in the room with a serial killer. I would love iv sedation even to get me to open my mouth when I'm in there. Being unconscious for a cleaning would be fine with me. Alas, I do go, but only to keep my teeth! Your descriptions are fantastic! You are quite a good writer! I'm glad I found you!

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    1. Thanks for finding me. Still recovering from the ordeal.

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  3. Reminds me of when I had my wisdom teeth out when I was 25. Ugh.

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    1. I can now cross this off the things never to do again..it's the worse.

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  4. So...got any good leftover drugs? ha ha.

    No, but really?

    Hope you're feeling better!

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    1. Counting the minutes till the next medication time. Getting there ..slowly feeling better.

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