water tower


another look
 across 
80th street
see the water tower there on the right?
 in the wee hours of the morning
 on the way to the office

 i have a very high pain threshold
 so
 when i had a little ache
 in december
 that went away
 i ignored it
 tucked it away
 of course
 things got worse

 surgery
 was done
 a bone graft
 was necessary
 it cost a lot

 insurance 
still hasnt 
reimbursed me
 and
 this weekend
 why
 is it 
tooth/oral things
 always 
happen on weekends
 when dentists arent in
 is it some sort of odd karma 

well 
on sunday at brunch
 i noticed
the area 
that
was
healing 
was 
feeling 
odd
 tingly
 to the touch of the tongue

 i know
 dont put your tongue there and it wont tingle
 right

 monday
 the odd feeling was gone
 but 
i am no fool
 this time
 i called the dentist
 he wasnt in
  i got an appointment for tuesday

 he asked me
 to describe
 what i felt

he understood 
exactly
 what 
it was

 apparently
 the bone graft
 is
taking/healing
 in
the process
there is/are 
some 
shedding 
of
some
 little bits 
of
bone
 he called it something i forget
 there were 
two
of these things
 he
 'helped' 
them 
leave
 and
 then
 took an x-ray

 sigh

in janaury 
he removed
 a fractured root
 from
 a root-canaled tooth 
under a bridge

now
 he thinks
 he should have taken more

sigh

so
 after i return from paris
 i will have more of this mess dealt with
 he promises
 it will be a lot less invasive

riiiiiight

21 comments:

  1. aw.....Wait!

    P A R I S ?!

    WAY cool

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  2. oh dear..anything dental is never anything to look forward to - but you do have something TO look forward to - Paris! Can't wait to hear and see all about your trip!

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  3. Oh no, not again :(. You poor thing. My (still ongoing saga of a) root canal is bad enough, I can't even imagine what you're dealing with.

    France will make it better though. France makes everything better.

    xox

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  4. Oh I just cannot stand having dental work done. And it's so expensive! I'd rather take that money and go to Paris:-)

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  5. ouch!!

    yet you have Paris and beautiful skies

    hugs

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  6. Oh no, don't think about it until you get back from Paris!

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  7. Bummer! The advice above sounds good. I hear that Paris has snow...who would have thought! You're going to have a fab trip!!! Ps love your photo too!

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  8. That'll give you something to look forward to after Paris. (not).

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  9. Daryl, another bother, bother! You certainly have been getting them lately.
    Ah, but April in Paris will fix it all! Saw a picture of the Eiffel tower yesterday and thought about your trip!
    I love this shot by the way!

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  10. Why do some of these things turn into vicious cycles? One day I will tell you a broken-foot story that lasted about a year and then revisited the following year. Are we having fun yet?

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  11. Don't even think about it until the
    flight home .. Paris should keep your thoughts
    engaged on something other than dental problems...
    NO... should is not right... Paris WILL over-ride
    any thoughts of the dentist... and a little wine
    will take care of any pain.

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  12. :-(
    But I am sure Paris will make things feel much better!

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  13. Happy WW. Thanks for linking up with The Jenny Evolution and Wordless Wednesday Bloggers. Don't forget about the Friday Flash Blog on my site. See you then!

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  14. ARGHHHHHHHH. But then again, maybe it will miraculously heal itself after Paris, coffee, wine, pastries, walking, photography, relaxing, and eating??? One can always dream.

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  15. OMG that sounds terribly painful. Paris should cure all that ails you, hopefully.

    I do like the water tower.

    Also, you're going to have to give me a tutorial on how to get pictures that large on blogger.

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  16. I hate tooth related things...but always love water towers!

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  17. Just think of Paris to get you through Daryl, be like Sacarlett O'Hara, don't think about it today, think about it tomorrow (in three weeks). I'm off to the dentist this week to see about an implant, eeek!

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  18. You have my sympathies Daryl - yikes!

    this is a pretty painterly piece - & I love the little water tower in the distance.

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