Friday, October 24, 2008


The Matron is trying to pick up yesterday's spirit, buff that sentiment up a bit and set it down in front of her, all shiny. It's there, trust her. She has terrific dental insurance.

But also. . . she's feeling a little sorry for herself!

Today, she experienced the delicacies of the dental chair--shuttling between not just one but two separate offices--for just under three hours. The end result? One tooth and root, gone. Bone graft. And the ever popular 'flipper' or retainer with a fake front tooth. Front tooth! Which she must gum and muck through for four months.

Dentist Two: "Good weight loss plan, though! Most everybody who wears one that long drops a few pounds."

Dr. R, did you notice that the Matron weighs about, oh, ZERO!??

Better yet? This is how the instructions start on the antibiotic she was given:


WARNING: This medication may cause a severe (rarely fatal) intestinal condition (pseudomembranous colitis) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped.

Thank God the Matron has this material, undoubtedly which will result in a trip to the Emergency Room sometime down the road -- months out!

Time to gum some dinner!


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, rarely fatal....they really know how to sell those meds.

Horrid about the teething problems. Hee, at least I find myself amusing.

Jennifer S said...

Would it be wrong for me to volunteer for that procedure, just for the weight loss benefit?

But, otherwise, ugh...the rest sounds like a complete drag.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh no. I had to do that, but it was with a molar.

I practically live at the periodontist--and these days even with excellent dental insurance I've probably spent $15,000 on my teeth over the last 20 years. I guess this would be why you see so many people on the news, etc. without teeth.

The Clindamycin thing is NOT going to happen to you.

shrink on the couch said...

I officially sanction your right to feel sorry for yourself. Tooth pain, procedures, oh my!

Irene said...

Eat yogurt an puddings and lots of lovely soft foods. There are all sorts of wonderful easy to eat things int he supermarket. Treat yourself to the best, you deserve it.