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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dentist down, Surgeon to go

Thankfully I made it through the dental work today.  For some reason it took longer and more medication to numb the area, and I wonder if it's been partially due to my state of mind and emotions the past week.  

The dentist and his staff are so patient and so great, and took all the time it needed so that I didn't feel any pain whatsoever.  He also asked periodically throughout the procedure whether or not everything was ok and whether I was pain free.  I feel so lucky to have found him, and I get a discount on the cost of all procedures, possibly a senior discount, or maybe because my daughter and her family are patients there.  Whatever the reason, every little bit counts.

Son, Joe, took me to the appointment and picked me up.  On the way home I was saying how I am worried that the hernia repair will take a long recovery time, and that it will probably change all my plans for the future, especially hiking and backpacking.  He thought for a minute and said "Well, maybe you should go on a backpacking trip with Steve (another son) and me, and let us carry the heavy stuff.  It probably won't happen, but it was so sweet of him to think of it.  He should be starting his new job by next week.  He was given a glowing recommendation, called in for an interview, shown around the hospital, and offered the job on the spot.  (He was also complimented by one of the doctors on the suit he was wearing - this is the suit that we all had fun shopping for prior to his graduation.)

The medication has mostly worn off so I decided I should try to eat something, avoiding the latest work, of course.  I don't know why but I can't stop eating!  When I thought I was finished I made a batch of blueberry pancakes, and ate every single one.  I'm not getting the exercise so I'm going to have to reduce the calorie intake - very soon.

Now I intend to take it easy for the rest of the day.



  1. Joy is being done with the dentist. Total happiness will be when the surgery is over with. There is just nothing like a good lookin' guy in a suit.

  2. I thought you wanted to gain weight, so why are you worried about the calories? I say eat if you're hungry.

  3. Blueberry pancakes are the bomb!

    Virtual hugs,


  4. I love eating vicariously through you. Would that I could in real life. You have such great sons. I hope they will take you out for a week if they can.

  5. Dentist done now on to the surgery and getting that done. Then camping when you well. Moving right along.

  6. Feels great to get the dental work done and over with, doesn't it? I'm right there with you.

  7. Yes, me too! I just love my dentist and his staff, but the glow of walking OUT the door to the car is PRICELESS! :)