Friday, October 02, 2009

The Whole Tooth

Well, it's been a busy day, but Luke is at scout camp, and I visited the dentist. You need to use your imagination to feel how exhausting arriving at that state can be, but I feel worn out now. The prognosis for my tooth was that a deep filling I had about 5-6 years ago (and I did not know that it was so big or deep) has finally caused the infection (well I think it caused it-I have literature to read-the dentist-thought it was a bad enough experience? -it now comes with homework) or whatever (see above comment for my lack of ability to explain what the dentist told me) which, in a nutshell, means that I can (a) have a root canal, (b) have the tooth extracted or (c) ignore the discomfort until an abcess forms and I am in agony and the nerves die and then have the tooth removed. I am going with option (a) so an appointment with a specialist has been made (for after the school holidays). If anyone has any horror stories regarding root canals, please keep them to yourself. If it's going to be awful, well, it's going to be awful, and I don't need 1 1/2 weeks of worry to add to it. I am happy to be ignorant in this instance. I also need a filling, and that delight will also be after the school holidays-two days before the specialist appointment. Luckily both places have craft shops nearby to bribe distract me after the event. And who knew that there were root canal specialists? (obviously not me) Is there so much variation in root canals that these specialists find it fascinating? I have to say that drilling out root canals day after day would not make me bound out of bed each day-but perhaps I'll change my mind when we get the bill...........

Again, I have no photos of my exciting day (and for that you should thank me!), but trawling through my pictures, I found one that I haven't posted. It's Caitlin's softball team (who won last season). Training has started for the new season, and I think that there's only three or four players from last season in the team (it's under 12s-mixed).

Ron may be playing this year as well-quite a few of the dads of last season's team have joined together with some younger lads who have outgrown the U16's to make up a team. They have yet to find out if there will be a second division for them to play in, or whether they will join the A grade. It should be very interesting and lots of fun.

I am going to do a bit more surfing of the web (does anyone say that anymore?) and then get to bed because we have a day of shopping tomorrow-I feel exhausted just thinking about it.

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