Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Could you possibly believe I was back in the dentist chair today?

Yes, after all of the saga I last wrote about, I was back in the chair today for yet another root canal.  Seriously, this has got to end.  Thankfully, the root canal doc is a gem and so are the nurses there.  And, I am counting on this being the last of that kind of thing for a while... with the exception of getting crowns on all these teeth. There is NOWHERE in my mouth to chew these days, and I have literally lost about 15 lbs. since the first of November mostly because of these dental issues! Yes, I needed to lose it, but no, I would have preferred not to do it this way.

Fortunately, life is not all negativity and dental chairs!  Despite the tooth pain, hubby and I got away for a week in the Florida sun for a belated 30th anniversary celebration.  Of course, we had to stop at the Florida Welcome Center for some freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice! We were greeted by the dolphin above and two gentlemen who were serving the juices.

We were scheduled to be in Florida for a conference anyway, so decided to make the most of it and have some "us" time.  We enjoyed the conference, the beautiful weather, a lovely hotel room and resort, and some really wonderful meals.  It was great to have time away to just be together enjoying each other's company.

Sun, water, and palm trees... a beautiful resort... time together... and really good food.  What more could a girl want (besides no more tooth pain!) ;)


  1. I'm glad you were able to get away in spite of the tooth problems. It's nice to have a dentist that you really like and appreciate good care.

  2. Oh, I'm sorry to read about your continuing dental woes. Hopefully, they will all be fixed up and you'll be good for years to come. Your getaway sounds like a welcome reprieve.

  3. Yes, I feel your pain. We, of a certain age, understand all too well. Hope that you won't be seeing these professionals any time soon. On the other hand, hope that you enjoy more good times in Florida. I have never been.

  4. Oh my goodness. Not again! Sorry for the tooth adventures, but so glad you had a holiday. Sort of puts things in perspective, doesn't it? May you continue to heal well.

  5. I am so happy that you are at the end of the dentist "drill!" It's about time! AND 15 lbs! I just stepped on the scales this morning and waaaailed! (a prolonged high-pitched cry of grief) Oh to lose 15 lbs! Seriously, I cannot imagine all the discomfort you have been through. Not fun at all. The good things are that there were perks along the way. No more pain, loss of 15 lbs, 30 years of marriage to celebrate, and a beautiful trip to Florida. Now, how wonderful is that? It is so good to hear from you here on your blog. Blessings to you!