Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Happy Mardi Gras!!!!

Today's the day ~ Fat Tuesday!!  My Mardi Gras breakfast ~  King Cake with good old Community Coffee.  Both Louisiana staples.

The kiddos are still asleep, so I don't know if we'll head out to the parades or be party poopers and stay home.  I hate to miss it because I know someday my girls won't want to go with us.  I never missed a parade when I was a kid.  Never.  It's pretty chilly and windy, so I'm leaning more towards staying home!  Plus, we are in the middle of updating our utility room, so Clint could probably finish it.  We shall see.  I have a couple hours to decide.

It's been twelve days since the dentist filed down my cracked tooth and put a temporary crown on.  For twelve days, it's been almost constantly hurting!!!  There were times after I took pain medicine that it went away, but it always returns.  It's been many years since I've had dental work done and never a crown, so I put in a call to the dentist's office yesterday.  I told the girl who answered that I was still in pain, and it had been over a week.  I didn't know if that was normal or if I needed to go in to have the crown checked.

"I have no idea," is what she told me.

Fa real????

I realize she's probably a receptionist/clerical person, but the person answering the phone should NEVER tell someone calling with a medical issue that they have NO IDEA!!  Either transfer the call to someone who does know or find out!!!  She did ask a tech, and came back and said, "You can come in" and pretty much said bye and hung up.  Didn't get my name or give me an appointment.

I ended up scheduling an appointment online to see the dentist who did the work, only to have the office call me to say he isn't there and my appointment was cancelled.  (turns out he is in Disney World)  Well, if you ask me, his name shouldn't be on the schedule then.....  why have an online appointment system set up if it isn't accurate??  So I explained again to that person that the tooth was still hurting pretty bad, much more than the original problem.  She proceeded to tell me that I needed to see the same dentist since he had done the work, but he is out on vacation until February 15.  Argh.

I protested a bit and said I really didn't want to wait that long, so she finally said to keep the appointment and she'd schedule me with one of the other dentists.  So I went in after all, and another dentist looked at it and adjusted the bite.  Part of the temp was hitting my top teeth at an angle, and he said that was like hitting a bruise over and over and it would never heal.  He said to give it a few days and see.....    As of this morning, it still hurts.

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