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Update & Shit

What a busy two days. Yesterday I left work early to take my dear daughter to the ENT specialist. I don’t know if you all remember, but two weeks ago she went to the doctor and had strep throat. Doctor 1 looked into daughters throat and said her tonsils were quite swollen. Daughter told them she had her tonsils out when she was four (she’s 16 now). Doctor then proceeded to make weird faces and sounds and called another doctor in to look. Doctor 2 basically said “ewe, what is that!”. They then called nurse to look. Pretty soon, the whole floor was coming in to look at daughter’s throat. Guess what this supposed “growth” turned out to be….lingual tonsils! Ha! Apparently everyone has two sets of tonsils. The ones commonly removed starts with a P. The lingual tonsils are not easily seen as they are on the back part of the tongue. Apparently daughter has an innate ability to open her mouth wide-very wide (shut it). That with the fact that she had lingual tonsillitis made them very visible. In fact, she still has lingual tonsillitis!

What does all this shit mean? It means that daughter does not have some weird disease in her mouth and, as long as the tonsillitis clear up, she’ll be fine!

First thing this morning I had to go to the endodontist to get this tooth checked out that’s needed a root canal for the last 3 years (yeah, I procrastinate). Guess what, now it’s not one tooth, but three! Yippee! And, he won’t due them until I get a mouth guard and wear it for 2 months. Apparently I grind my teeth…a lot! Then he asked if I am stressed. Ha! What a question. Look at me, can’t you tell? Guess not. So, back to dentist #1 to pay him $1000 to make my mouth guard so that I can go back to dentist 2 and pay him like a million dollars to fix my teeth.

I did get dentist #2 to laugh. On his form he has you fill out, there is a question about dental procedures and which ones you don’t like and why. I answered “root canals” and for why and said “cause they cost too much”! He thought that was funny!


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  1. * Tammy says:

    I never want to hear the words “Ew. What is that?” coming from my doctor. Never a good sign.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  2. * Southern Fried Girl says:

    Girl, if a doc looking in my mouth said ANYTHING with horror, I’d freak the fuck OUT. Your daughter is brave.

    Girl, get your ass to the dentist faster. Root canals are no bueno.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  3. * ktlee says:

    Sounds like you either have a doctor you get along with really well or might want to find a new one.

    Good luck with your dental work. No fun!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  4. * Dixie says:

    Hope your daughter heals quickly!

    Yeah, my answer to that question about dental procedures would have been something along the lines of any and all prodeedures done by a dentist. I hate going to the dentist.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  5. * Kami says:

    You guys are a mess over there. 😉

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  6. * Shell says:

    Oh Geez…my credit card is screaming out in pain…it still remembers smokin’ when I had to pay for my root canal.

    One was horrible but THREE? And how did you last so long in pain? I couldn’t have done that.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  7. * aka_Meritt says:

    If you quit your job, then you could save a LOT in dentist bills. No more stress! LOL.

    Ahhh… come on over to the dark side with me – we’ll be poor SAHM’s together!

    (or would that be the BRIGHT side, not the dark side? We both already work there).

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  8. * Football Widow says:

    Yikes! Glad there is nothing crazy going on in her throat.

    I have one of those mouth guards because I grind my teeth a lot too. It usually works a little better if you actually wear the mouth guard. It makes my TMJ all crazy and stuff for like a week. And it grosses me out when I take it out in the morning. So, there it sits, in a pretty little container in my bathroom cabinet. But if you’re saying this is going to lead to root canals maybe I should start putting it back on…

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago

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