Thursday, December 4, 2008

root canals, pretty pictures, and happy thoughts...

I don't know how YOUR day was today, but mine began with a root canal. Not exactly a fun way to start off a work day. But, well, some days are just like that...

After holding my mouth 'open WIDE' for a couple of hours, trying not to drool, tensely anticipating a fiery jolt of pain at any moment, and many quick prayers shot up to the heavens, the procedure was over, and I was on my way to work. It really wasn't bad...the endodontist was kind; there was no jolt of pain (hooray for Novacain!); and there were only a couple of times when it felt as though he were reaching all the way to my brain with those tiny little files! All in all, it wasn't fun, but it wasn't terrible either.

And, though I now feel like someone punched me in the cheekbone, I and my office mates did get quite a few laughs today as a result of my endodontal experience. You see, right about the time the procedure was over, the Novacain took full effect... and I swear the entire left half of my HEAD was numb and my face felt as though it were hanging off my skull through the rest of the day! I looked like a stroke victim, and the others in my office got quite a kick out of my droopy eye and crooked smile. They kept checking in on me throughout the day to see how my numb face was reviving... and to laugh at the lack of progress!

So, for today, because I truly believe the endodontist may have filed away bits of my brain as I find I am semi-incapable of thinking clearly enough to be either deep or clever, I shall post pretty pictures... for happy thoughts... and mindless visual entertainment...

pretty flowers
delicious fruit
soft furry companions
beautiful blue

chilly ice crystals

brilliant orange!!

amazing patterns (abalone)

... and raindrops on roses!
These are a few of my favorite things! They give me such happy thoughts! I hope you found a bit of enjoyment in them, too...


  1. You poor thing with droopy face! Having a numb post-dental work face always makes me laugh. Even more so when you look in the mirror at yourself when you're laughing!

    Sorry I haven't been by for a visit here in so long, friend. Thanks for the nudge today, too. :)

  2. root canal sounded rough. Did you know I had my wisdom tooth removed 4 at once? So I know how you feel... Don't worry, take a rest and get well soon :-)

  3. It's always a good thing to make people laugh, even if it is at your own expense. Lovely pictures, too. Feel better!

  4. Ouch! Been a while since I had a root canal, but the memory of it lingers. Great images, especially those raindrops on roses. There's nothing quite like that.

    Best wishes,


  5. thanks, everybody, for your kind and sympathetic words! you made my day today with your comments! :) i do appreciate you all! (and, even though i think a truck ran over my head in the night, this, too, shall pass in a day or two, i think)


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