Monday, May 14, 2012

Who's better? I'M better!

And by "better" I mean "cured".  Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! You were very comforting.

Here's what I learned from this experience, dear readers:
do not self-diagnose using the internet.

Due to all the weird symptoms, and with the help of Google, I had decided I had trigeminal nerve damage and that the rest of my life was ruined. I would be doomed to swallow prescription pain killers for the next fifty years and, if I was lucky, I could save up enough money from bake sales and contract knitting, that I could go to a special clinic in the US and have ground-breaking laser surgery that would of course go horribly wrong, leaving me with bi-lateral paralysis and probably a hunchback.

But in the end, the dentist turned out to be right (who knew that 30 years of doing a job would make you good at it, eh?) and it was an abscessed tooth. Even though that tooth never hurt me even once.

So rejoice with me, for I can do all of this without pain:

* eat fruit out of the fridge
* go for a walk in the freezing night (six months from now, I mean)
* go swimming in glacier-fed rivers (I do that in August)
* drink water at room temperature or cooler
* talk while I am smiling!

And I'm doing that last thing!


Rona said...

Yay!I'm so glad to hear that you won't be up for hire for contract killings, or have a hunchback due to a dental surgery / problem.... although I would have bought your baked goods ;) I'm very happy to hear that you are feeling well again and can do all of those wonderful things again. Especially smiling while talking!

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kristieinbc said...

I am glad you got your smile back. Dental pain has a way of wearing a person down like almost nothing else.

Susie Hewer said...

Yippee for painfree gnashers!

Gwen said...

OR... you could simultaneously stand in front of the fridge, eating fruit from it, drinking cold water, and smile while talking TO ME!

Sorry I missed you this am. Called back and you were bizzy... let's try tomorrow.