Sunday, June 11, 2006
Goodbye and Good Riddance
Last Tuesday I had my two bottom wisdom teeth pulled. After years of ignoring Canadian dentists advice about getting them taken out I finally realized they had to go. They'd been bothering me on and off and so I am now two teeth poorer. The experience was painful but I kept trying to reassure myself that if I could give birth surely I could withstand this pain! Unfortunately all I had to show for after my trip to the dentist was two ugly molars, sore swollen cheeks and the inability to eat solids. I preferred labour because at the end of that I got my beautiful baby boy!
So now the pain is lessened but I'm still sore and swollen. I sure miss eating normal food too - there are only so many foods you can puree or mash. Yesterday I had cornmeal for breakfast, then refried beans, cooked plantians and mashed potatoes for lunch and supper. So it could be worse.
The day after the dentist called to see how I was doing!?! Can you imagine that happening in North America? He also gives out his personal cell phone # - crazy eh.