Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things I will tell myself and my tooth about today's scheduled root canal:

1. Having this procedure will ensure you do not have unexpected future problems.

2. Fixing this issue now means you will be able to chew on a juicy apple without pain.

3. You might enjoy the laughing gas.

4. And then you have that pain-killing medication afterwards. Yeah lortabs.

5. It'll be great taking a day off.

6. These people are professionals. Of course they know what they're doing.

7. Better a dead tooth with a crown than a hole in the head.

8. No pain, no gain.

9. There, there. Here's a hot beverage.

10. The tooth fairy will not come visit for this, but maybe the husband will fix dinner (preferably soup).

11. It's the best thing to do under the circumstances.

12. Now you'll know what to expect if this happens again.

13. Oh Zombie Tooth, you served me faithfully and well
     Sorry that now you're just a calcium shell.
    But you can still do your duty, crunch and chew,
     And that is what a tooth was meant to do.

*Update* Well, after all that, the professional root canal fellow looked at everything and said I didn't need a root canal after all. So yay me.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 278th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.

19 comments:

  1. Ugh! Here's hoping the procedure goes well. My T13

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  2. I had a root canal today! No kidding. I was ready to have that bothersome tooth yanked out, but they saved it. I woke with it feeling much better today. I hope yours improves as well! My first root canal was 20 years ago and the methods are much quicker and better these days.

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  3. My favorites bookend this post. I love #13! And the root canal is a dependable, scheduled solution, whereas tooth aches can cause excruciating pain when you least expect it. So #1 appeals to the control freak in me.

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  4. oh, if you are having laughing gas that's a whole other story - i never had that. i wish you GOOD Tooth Luck!!! ( :

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  5. 13 a funny look at an awful dilemna

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  6. oh a place i dread! good luck today! you'll feel so much better once this is behind you :)

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  7. I suspect a similar visit looms in my future. I have a wisdom tooth which needs to be removed, as it's cutting the skin next to it. Not fun. And yet, I keep waiting. Ugh!

    Hope you recover quickly and enjoy those lortabs! ;)

    Happy TT!

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  8. Good luck today! Thank goodness for laughing gas and Lortabs!

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  9. Good luck today! LOL at #13 So cute! Happy T13!

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  10. I've had a couple of them done. The worst pain involved was to the pocket book.

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  11. Oh my...bless you, Anita. I know those are no fun. I've never had one, but only because I didn't have dental insurance, so had to have the teeth pulled instead (which is also no fun). Thinking of you...I do hope all goes well for you and your tooth. Thank you for making me laugh with #13---very clever!

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  12. Glad you didn't have to have the expensive procedure!

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  13. I've had a few of them! It's expensive, long and I've read bad stuff about them but I think bad stuff happens without them too. I think implants will eventually take their place. The root canal tooth tends to break after about 10 years.

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  14. So glad you didn't need to have the root canal. I didn't believe your 13 reasons :)

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  15. Loved your list, but glad it was all unnecessary afterall.

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  16. What a blessing to not have to go through with it!!!!! Great list!

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  17. hooray ... love your poem at the end ...

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  18. root canals aren't too bad. they're like getting needles. one person does it awkwardly, another well. wonder if you can sign up for free laughing gas just for the check up. that might be a giggle.

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  19. Cute post! Glad you got off easy.

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