Fear is like a parcel, you dont know whats inside it or what to expect. Is the thing inside good or bad. By the time we come to open it, its already bad. We get ourselves worked up into a frenzy over this parcel. Its the same with out teeth or anything on our bodies.
The one thing a friend said to me, just remember, pain is only temporary. Once its done the pain will go away and not be there always.
Well morning of 3rd assessment and I have to get ready and go into work in the office (on my own) and I'm already not functioning properly - how I will get through to 2pm when I finish to get home and get to the appointment on time!
I know this time in 12 hours time, I will be thinking why did I get myself so worked up to go see a genuine caring dentist, but right now........
My logical head knows everything will work out whatever the outcome, and I wont die in the process. My illogical head still knows I wont die in the process, but cant put anything else into perspective.
Will let you know when I can what happens.
Just over two hours before I leave work to begin the journey to the dentist, and less than 4 hours before I am in there - stress levels are going through the roof right now, and shaking like a leaf and feeling really sick
Hi Kim! Sorry for not dropping by sooner - it's been one of those weeks for me! Thanks for clarifying who said what - it was probably just me being a bit thick! lol But I've got it now!
Anyway...how did it go today?? What did he say? Going from your post on another thread, it went well? I want to hear all about it! (If that's ok!) Soooo proud of you for going! Hope you're sleeping that little bit easier tonight. But still, it wouldn't be a post from me without some: !
Good to hear from you. I know what you mean with being a bit 'occupied' - I told Carole I would post a recipe on here last week, and because I am a bit of 'me me me' at the moment, still haven't done it - sorry Carole, I will get to it. Thanks for all the hugs etc. I really appreciate it, ESPECIALLY now. I will update you more when I have heard from Lincoln which may not be for a few days. But he is lovely, knows his stuff, and has gained my respect and more confidence from the first visit than I ever imagined.
I am still really wobbly, and if I think too hard about the possibility of what may come will hold, I get extremely emotional, so am trying not to do that.
Will post again soon - later today probably!!
Hi Kim. I've just replied on your other thread. SO pleased to hear things went well with Lincoln, even though you are still worried about the news to come.
And, while I'm here, you may as well have a few more !
Kim (16th April 2012)
I am still on here, just not so chatty about me at the moment - will update when I can, in the meantime, hope you are all well.
Didn't sleep very well last night and feel rubbish today. I asked yet MORE questions a few days ago (feels like a lifetime ago) and the waiting for the answers is almost unbearable. It has only been a few days, but seems much longer, and I am wondering whether to e-mail him again in a couple of days to see if he has had chance to look at my questions, but am worried about doing that as my hubby said this morning that I have probably frightened my dentist away with so many questions and that didn't exactly help Everything just keeps going around and around in my head. The fact that I couldn't bear the thought of having to 'start' all over again, especially as I felt more comfortable with Dr Hirst than I ever would have imagined. I do however know that he is really busy at the moment, so keep having to ask my 'rational' head to keep this in mind!
I keep looking in the mirror at my teeth and have tried to imagine what they would look like with no plaque, and today I now know, they would still be awful as the crowns themselves (and I am presuming it is due to their age) seem to be more 'transparent' on some parts of the crown, and they have black marks on them - they are seriously gross.
I hope I get the answers back sooner rather than later, as it is coming up to almost 3 months with a broken tooth and at this stage, I feel that there still isn't an end in sight - which of course there will be - just got my irrational head on today
I am also truly as each and every day I have the most horrible taste in my mouth, and I know that if I can taste it, other's will smell it. My kids are too polite to say this is the case, but my hubby certainly isn't.
Hope you are all doing well, - any spare hugs going, today would be a good day for one!
Last edited by Kim; 22nd April 2012 at 10:20.