Hello Tuesday – and the day after Tax Day. You good? 😀 I’m pleased to report that my sore throat is finally mostly gone – while there’s still a little bit of soreness, at least it no longer feels like I’m an inept sword swallower. My voice isn’t back yet, though, so carrying on a conversation with someone is frustrating, as I can’t talk, or at least loud enough or long enough before my voice fades to nothingness for someone to understand what the heck I’m saying.

Thankfully, the surgery site is healing nicely. I have about five more weeks before I’ll be able to do any heavy lifting, so my purge mode has come to a grinding halt for now. Meanwhile, I kept having pain with one of my back molars—my gums seemed a little infected, so I’ve been flossing extra and rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, followed by regular mouthwash.

The minor infection has always come and gone – a product of a botched crown that the dentist in Pennsylvania did; apparently, it had an ‘overhang’ (in other words, it was ultimately too big for my tooth), so unbeknownst to me, food kept getting stuck under that overhang and eventually infected my gums, which led to oral surgery back in 2013 after we’d moved back to Washington State.

They replaced the crown, and all has been well save a few tender times when I’m flossing and the gums getting infected off-and-on for the last 10 years.

Well, the other day, when I was eating lunch, it felt like my crown was trying to initiate an escape off that molar. I reached in and checked it with my fingers, and sure enough, there was movement. I figured I’d better call the dentist and get in as soon as possible – the earliest appointment they had since our insurance is weird and we had to request moving from one Bright Now! Dental to another in the same city? June.

I explained to the woman on the phone my dilemma, so she was able to secure an ’emergency’ appointment this morning (Tuesday).

You know how that’s going to play out – an extra cost because it’s an ’emergency’, and they probably won’t be able to take care of it the same day, which means another two-hour drive on a later date to finally have this dealt with.

But the plot thickens!

When I was flossing Saturday night, even though I was being ultra careful back there, I popped my molar right out! Well, it wasn’t the whole molar – it apparently broke at the gumline, so it wasn’t just the crown that was trying to break free; it was the molar itself.

The crown is still firmly attached to said molar, but now I have an even bigger dilemma since the rest of the tooth is still securely planted in my gums. I made sure to call the dentist Monday morning to let them know my visit Tuesday morning was a bit of a different scenario – not just a loosened crown, but that half my molar made a dramatic exit.

So today’s appointment will go one of two ways—if the doctor can remove the rest of the tooth, it’ll be a done deal. If she can’t, she’ll have to refer me to an oral surgeon to do the deed. Wish me luck!

Let’s jump into the funnies, shall we? This is hilarious (I need to get one of these for our dogs):

This cracked me up:

This is funny:

This cracked me up:

This is hilarious:

This is valid (Every. Time.):

This is funny:

This cracked me up:

This is funny:

This is so true:

This is hilarious:

This cracked me up:

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you:

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3 Comments

  1. Heeheehee! Middle finger, good one. They’re all good, and I’m praying the dentist was able to successfully remove the rest of that tooth.