Mine was sorely lacking this morning. My mouth was killing me enough that I had taken something for pain (this is the woman who did not bother with pain meds post surgery) and I awoke in a puddle of drool with part of my lower face completely numb. Yep, nerve gone out to lunch with this dull throbbing ache under it all.
Dental clinic visit to Heidelberg this time saw me first on the list just after 0700 and finally out of there shortly after 1100. After doing more diagnostic stuff than I have ever seen a dentist try, the good Captain identified what she thought was a root going bad. “How does this cold feel?” doesn’t work if you are numb. My answers did not thrill her, but the resulting excavation turned into the first part of a very much needed root canal.
I still have some numbness (and the anesthetic is long gone) but it is much less than this morning. We will not talk about how this made my lack of singing ability that much worse or affected me trying to lead services tonight. To add insult to injury – the 18 year old is coming down with something so I did not have her to act as Cantor.
Fun – in the shape of bright coloured ComfortZone plastic needles ordered from Knitting on the Go. These should be almost fool proof for the trip. Not expensive, completely polymer and unlikely to upset any of the securtiy points. Plus, since I ordered different colours for every size – I should not be mixing up needles…..
And yes, that is the Getty