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Oh My! I Need Some Good Vibes Today

Lordy, Lordy. I need some mercy today.

As you're reading this I should be at the dentist. *gulp*

I'm sad to say that I have some kind of condition that makes my nerves very, very difficult to numb. It takes everything the dentist has to get me to a point of not being able to feel the work being done. So, today I am being sedated for the first time. My glorious mother is driving me there and back and gracious friends are driving my children home from school. (My lovely husband will take charge in the morning.)

After many intense memory sessions, I remembered the exact moment my dentist "issues" began. I was 7 years old, at the dentist to get a cavity filled... again. (My genetics has left me with poor teeth. Darn my sweet-tooth parents!) I was lying in the dentist chair when something over-came me and I started to go into a panic about the novocaine. My dentist had no patience and put his hand over my mouth so I wouldn't scream. The thing was, he had his hand over my nose too. Forget the panic about the novocaine, I couldn't breathe!!!

Looking back I can't believe I didn't tell my mom who was waiting for me. At the time I thought I had messed up by freaking out and I didn't want my mom to be mad at me. (When I told her as an adult she was ready to go rip that dentist's head off! Oh well, he'd passed on to that big rinse sink in the sky.)

Side Note: This situation has really opened my eyes when dealing with my girls. I've shared my story with them with the hope that they will share any situation that has made them uncomfortable, or fearful. I'll never forget thinking I had screwed up when it was really his wrong-doing. And this is just a dental experience! My mind goes to nightmarish things that children go through and not tell there parents/guardians. I get how easy it is to think it was your fault.

While you read this I am hopefully high on sedatives, listening to my iPod, dreaming of glistening seas and sandy beaches. And I won't remember a thing. At least, until next time.

Good vibes please!


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21 comments:

  1. Oh I feel the SAME WAY about dentists. Sending you happy and positive vibes!

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  2. Wishing you peace and calm and no pain!! I can't believe that happened to you when you were 7!!

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  3. I have a cavity - it's my first and I am scared out of my mind about having it filled. My teeth are VERY sensitive.

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  4. Holy cow! I don't know how you managed to ever go to the dentist again. That's traumatic! Good for telling your girls...I do the same with mine all the time. Hope all goes well today :)

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  5. I have severe issues with the dentist as well, one being that I feel totally controless when they are in your mouth, and you are feeling pain, only you can't talk or make them stop... oh the anxiety. Last time I needed dental work done, I was put under anethesia, not just sedated, and from the experience, I have been left with a paralyzed vocal cord, and a permanently gravely voice.... I TOTALLY feel your pain!

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  6. Oh, can I sympathize! I have a horrible sweet tooth AND bad teeth too... both seem to run in my family as well. Very little you can do about it too, which suuuucks. I have spent a fortune on my teeth and waaay too much time in the dentist chair. It's pretty bad.
    Thinking about you and hope that today went well. Feel better! :)

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  7. I'll have to miss the vgno, we're on an airplane this weekend. GL at the dentist. Get well FAST vibes for you!

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  8. I would SO rather go to the OBGYN than the dentist, *hug*

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  9. Speedy recovery vibes. Enjoy your sedative.

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  10. I so hope it will all go well at the dentist! And I'll be traveling with my son tomorrow so have fun at the VGNO - I'll miss being there.

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  11. Good Luck today, I am sorry you had such a scary experience. Ive had a few myself. Why are dentists either wonderful, or terrible?

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  12. Ooh, I hate the dentist too. Just remember after anesthesia not to do any dairy. I made the mistake of insisting upon drinking my free chocolate shake in an anesthesia induced haze immediately after having all four wisdom teeth pulled. -Big Mistake. One day I might blog about it.

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  13. Oh Ann... I love u! My mother has worked for a dentist her whole adult life ( as an assistant, and office manager.. ) therefore I grew up in a dentist office... Let me tell you, I am 35 and have an irrational fear of the damn dentist! I had to be sedated to have a root canal last year and STILL have major fears about it! My son who is 6 has to go in tomorrow for a possible extraction. The kid has had several fillings already ( really soft teeth) and each and every one has been done with NO novicaine. He just zones out and doesnt seem bothered at all... thank god! I feel for ya !!! Happy thoughts!

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  14. Oh my gosh, that's absolutely horrible!

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  15. Hope you made it through!
    I'm the same way with novacaine-I completely freak out. I actually get my cavities filled with no novacain...I'm nuts, but to me it's better than the feeling of novacaine.

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  16. Hope all went well...sending positive vibes your way..
    It is great that you have wonderful people around you to help.

    Love and light
    Kellygirl
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  17. Good vibes, girlie coming atcha. I would rather get a pap smear a day for 30 days than endure the dentist...but thank GOD for my ipod...really helps me get through. I'm sure you did beautifully!!!!

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  18. wow, what a scary experience. it's funny how children (or as children) we always think things are our fault or someone will be made at us. if someone ever did that to my kids i totally would rip their heads off.

    anyways, i came by to send you some ~positive vibes~ xo

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  19. That is horrible to hear what that dentist did to you. Good for you for letting your girls know they can come to you. I'm the same way. No matter what the situation is. See you at the VGNO later on.

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  20. oh my! Sooo... how'd it go?! I've never had a cavity so the only time I was "under" at the dentist was when I had my wisdom teeth out... did it go okay???

    can't wait to catch VGNO next week! :)

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