We are feeling a little high and will be refering to ourselves in the third person because, turns out, it is amusing to do so when enjoying prescription pain meds a little too much.
We had three crowns unexpectedly done yesterday. Yes, three, and we don't reccomend anyone ever do that if they have a pulse. We strongly resemble a chipmunk WITH the mumps, and can't eat anything more textured than ramen noodles. Ramen noodles, turns out, tainted by the leftover dentist-y taste in one's mouth, are even less appetizing than formerly believed.
So how did this unfortunate occurance occur? We went in for a cleaning, knowing we needed to set up some appointments for said crowns, and the dentist said, "hey, I've actually got time right now, let's just do it!" Lyssa, who is a slow learner, turns out, said, "ok, just have me out of here in time to pick up my kids." And shortly thereafter we began to regret our hastiness immensely, and continue to do so for the next 24 hours.
Let this be a lesson to all who fall under the spell of overly chipper dentists. They are chipper because it is you and not they who are lying in the chair, turns out. Learn from our sad tale of woe. We will go have our chocolate now.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I go in for 3 emergency root canals on Tuesday...I'm near petrified, to the point of nauseousness....yeah....I feel your pain, or I will on Tuesday anyway....Hope you feel better soon!
Posted by: Mary Krueger | 02/04/2011 at 01:28 PM
We believe you should eat chocolate while stamping with Eat Chocolate! Let's see the results tomorrow! Sorry you had to endure 3 crowns. Aren't pain meds fun? Not!
Posted by: Annie | 02/04/2011 at 03:55 PM
whats with our teeth ladies - I developed a problem last night and have been suffering all day as well! Our office closed at 1, I called at 1:30, it is the weekend :( Guess we will all just have to take Lyssa's advice as she usually give good advice and just, "go have our chocolate now". If you have any pain ladies, make a little tea bag or small pouch of ground cloves and bite on it, hurts at first but will numb like ora-gel only its natural, worked for me, or take a q-tip and dap on took for a few seconds.
Posted by: Carrie Dillard | 02/04/2011 at 03:56 PM
Boo! I'm sorry you're in pain. That really stinks. I hope you feel better soon!
Eat LOTS of chocolate. The endorphins have gotta help!
Posted by: Brenda B | 02/04/2011 at 04:01 PM
Thanks for the wonderful laugh reading your story. Not laughing over your pain and anguish, but laughing over your "third person" cautionary tale of whoa. I needed that laugh since I am sitting here on muscle relaxants and a pain disrupter on my back.
Posted by: TxJennyWren | 02/04/2011 at 05:38 PM
Hope you can, at least, suck on the M&M's from your last post!!!! ;) Feel better soon.
Posted by: Bridget | 02/04/2011 at 05:44 PM
We are very funny in spite of the discomfort we are in :)
Posted by: Linda Callahan | 02/04/2011 at 07:37 PM
Our poor Lyssa! Feel better soon friend!
Posted by: Lori B | 02/04/2011 at 08:53 PM
Lyssa you are absolutely the best blogger ever. I laugh, I sympathize, I am inspired, I am humbled. You are my pain medication every day.
Posted by: Gina Newell | 02/04/2011 at 09:29 PM
So glad I read your post today. I usually just look at the cards and move on but I read about your tooth adventures and it made me laugh (or should I say us). My hubby had a double root canal Tuesday and it was not bad--didn't even get good meds. The crowns are the bad guys really--root canals get the bad press. Having said that, I hope you are feeling better and glad it's over.
Posted by: Nina Riley | 02/05/2011 at 06:04 AM
OUCH! keep the chocolate AND the pain killers close at hand for as long as it takes!
Posted by: esther schattschneider | 02/06/2011 at 02:58 PM