Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another man done gone!

I flew into the dental office like Marie Laveau, hair streaming wildly behind me, eyes flashing sparks of pain, long nailed fingers pressed harshly against my mouth.

I'm sure the dentist heard screams of "Another man done gone" as he looked at my wild appearance. I was in and out in record time! A simple replacement filling turned into a complicated extraction when said dentist shattered the tooth.

I lay writhing in the dental chair, my back arching, as two dentists pried at my tooth using my face for leverage.  My nose was skewed toward one eyebrow, my lips mashed painfully against my teeth. A passage from the song Marie Laveau flashed through my mind:

"Then Marie started mumblin', her fangs started gnashin'
Her body started tremblin', and her eyes started flashin'"

Amidst the dentists curses and mumbling I wondered if they were feeling fear...Mentally I was zapping them into hellfire.  Grrreeee!  ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE!

Now, a couple of Lortab later I sit here typing, one eye swelled shut and the entire right side of my face marching in time to native drums.  Lortab inspires inertia and my fingers drag along the keyboard.


  1. You just described my trip to the dentist about 15 years ago. However, the dentist was NOT successful in getting the tooth out and after three hours of trying, packed me up and sent me to an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon proceeded to numb me more, with a VERY painful shot and then cut the tooth out.... Long story short...the NUMBNESS never wore off...I still have no feeling in that lower left part of my lip/mouth.... and the GOOD news is... I have to have another pulled on the 16th... I am SOOOO not looking forward to that!

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  3. Jeannie, I am in awe. You have been there and now pray, do continue with your writing. I am impressed.

  4. Good God I've been putting off the dentist for like two years. True story. I think one of my teeth is about to fall off (sorry, TMI).

    And why are you about to un-follow? :( Tragedy if I ever heard one.

  5. I love the whole Menopause promo above...sheesh! Judy I dread that trip to the dentist office. In fact, here it is days later and my mouth is still throbbing.

    Mariah, I know what you're sayin'....

  6. Annah, that's not TMI lol. NOTHING is tmi here. As for the unfollow I must've been having one of those menopausal moments. I enjoy your blog, it keeps me in stitches and gives me something to look forward to when I log in here. Keep on keeping on!

  7. Good to read before my dentist appointment tomorrow. I love that song, it's gonna be stuck in my head now, I'll have to see if singsnap has it