|"Your Chariot Awaits"; |
Watercolor on 10" x 14" paper that I
painted last week.
This last Sunday night the old cavity filling broke off some more. I couldn’t hold it off any longer; try as I might for next year’s dental starts on June 1st. So I called in the morning and managed to get in during the afternoon on Monday. I skipped my lunch and went straight to the dentist instead.
Almost 2 hours later, I come out with almost my entire right side of my face numb and starving for a lunch. Did I mention that they have to use something stronger than Novocain? Yeah, Novocain doesn’t work but a half hour on me and that’s if the dentist is lucky. I swing by a fast food place and get some chicken wraps figuring they would be soft and easy to eat on one side of my mouth. I try to eat at my desk when I get back to work. I say “try” because I couldn’t feel my entire bottom lip at all. Next thing, I discover is that I’ve bitten my lower lip and it’s bleeding. What’s really sad is that a co-worker had to point it out to me. I was rather oblivious and felt like I was walking around in a stupor.
Another two hours later, I still can’t talk right and another co-worker is answering phones in stead of me. It’s time to go home and still half of my face is numb. I swing by my last Spanish class and tell the teacher that tonight isn’t a good idea about practicing speaking Spanish. After all, I’m struggling with just speaking understandable English.
So I head home instead but I’m still starving because I could barely manage one chicken wrap. Then it hits me! Ice cream! I can have a shake for dinner and I won’t bit my lips or the inside of my cheek. Great! So I swing by and get a peanut butter cup shake for dinner. Hey! Peanut butter has protein in it, right? That’s kind of healthy but well, maybe not SO good for the diet... Oh, well!