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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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