Dental Woes

I’ve probably used the picture above in another post in the past but thought I’d post it again because it just won me a new camera bag through a photo contest held by Book Depository! There were 2260 entries when the contest ended. Who knew I’d be one of the 10 winners. I only entered one photo (out of the three allowed) and just kind of forgot about it until they sent me a message about me being one of the 10 winners. It’s kind of nice to know that soon I’ll be able to put my camera with some lenses and a laptop in the same bag when I’m travelling.

Um, what was I going to write about again? Oh right. The sad state of my poor teeth. I’ve been having a toothache since Monday. Didn’t tell Troy about it until Wednesday morning when the pain got a bit unbearable. He then made me an appointment with his trusty dentist in Waterloo who was willing to see me the next day, i.e. today. The last time I saw a dentist was probably when I was still in middle school. It was that long ago. Ever since my trusty dentist in Indonesia (who had been my dentist since I was a wee little kid) died, I just couldn’t trust another dentist. But now I think I’ve found another dentist I could trust. Troy’s dentist turns out to be not scary at all!

Long story short, I have a tooth extraction, a root canal and a dental implant in a not so distant future. And the dentist’s only looked at two of my molars. Yup, serves me right for not going earlier. That dentist visit was super long overdue. If last year was the year of optometrist/ophthalmologist visits, this year is definitely going to be the year of dentist visits. Not really looking forward to it but I just keep telling myself that after this long string of dentist visits, I’ll be able to eat like a normal person again. Haven’t been able to do that for a while so that’s something to look forward to.

Anyway, this will be the first of two blog updates I’m supposed to make this week since it’s March already and the second step in the Operation Blog Revival’s 6-step program is to blog twice a week in March and April. Not sure how I’m going to keep with it since my life is not really all that interesting and there are only so many things I could talk about but we’ll see. I’ll figure something out. Someone told me once that I’m resourceful. 🙂


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