I had an appointment with a periodontist yesterday. It was for the insertion of a titanium post into my jawbone.
Due to taking the wonder meds for osteoporosis, Actenol , Fosamax, Boniva, and others (yes I am being sarcastic), I have to undergo extensive dental work. The first phase is to rebuild a whole tooth where one that seemed perfectly normal broke off when I bit into a soft, blueberry muffin. I wonder if Sally Field has loss any teeth, yet.
And, I’ve been suffering with insomnia for the last couple of nights (maybe, due to the horrible dreams that I’ve written about in my last couple of posts). I went into the periodontist’s office sooooo tired!
How tired was I? Well, I feel asleep and started to snore during the drilling into my jaw bone and the insertion of the post into the drilled-out hole. Also, slept thru being stitched up and the cleaning up of blood off of my face. During a break when the periodontist left the room, I asked the assistant if I had really been snoring. Just wanted to see if it had happened or had I imagined it. Sure enough, I was snoring.
After it was all over, the periodontist commented that I was the most relaxed patient that he had ever seen. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that I am not a relaxed patient. I am usually a very tense patient when anyone is working in my mouth. I was just too damn tired to be nervous.
Seriously, I cannot believe that I fell asleep during oral surgery. Maybe, I need to be sleep deprived on all my visits.
And, for the first time in a while, I am awarding my prestigious shitcake award…to the drug companies that have a habit of not being truthful about drug side effects until forced to come clean….
FRESH FROM MY OVEN TO YOU, PROCTER AND GAMBLE, MERCK, AND GLAXO SMITH-CLINE, AND ROCHE LABORATORIES, THE MAKERS OF BONIVA, ACTENOL, AND FOSAMAX. AND, YOU DON’T NEED TEETH TO EAT IT.
Go ahead, grab yourself and big ol’ slice. You’ve earned it. Just be glad that this time, it wasn’t a lawsuit that I served up….(yet).
PS…I’ll bet Sally Field, The Flying Nun wouldn’t be on a commercial pushing that crap if her teeth started falling out. But, then, some people would sell their own mother for money, wouldn’t they?