January 30: Making Peace with Pain

Posted: January 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

So, I survived my DODT .  2 hours and 29 minutes of drilling, poking, pulling, pushing, sanding, filling and “are you okay’ing?”   Such nice people they are to put up with my fear of dentistry – seriously,  they never made me feel one bit bad or silly and that’s worth a lot to me.

When I was done they offered to phone in a prescription for pain meds, but I declined.  I pretended to be really strong and brave but in reality, I knew I already had the perfect medication at home.

BeholdBen & Jerry’s Peach Cobbler Ice Cream, which seems to also involve Willie Nelson somehow.  I have a feeling that my no-solid-food diet is not going to lead to much weight loss.  But I did lose a tooth which contained a hefty amount of wisdom, so maybe it will all balance out.

Also:    Thank you, Dr. Brad Hester, his awesome assistant Susie, and the Bend Family Dentistry team for working with a big baby like me and providing a truly better-than-expected DODT.  You guys are the BEST!

If you live in Central Oregon and need a good dentist that doesn’t make you feel dumb for not liking to go to the dentist, you need to check ’em out.

  1. That’s my dentist too

  2. Except that I got my fillings in Mexico, because they cost $90 instead of $1500

  3. bolovesjoe says:

    Well, mine weren’t 1500 – but they also weren’t $90 – but I got NOVOCAINE! I think the Ben & Jerry’s costs about the same.

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