Thursday, August 19, 2004

Oww!

I don't really believe in Karma in the strictest sense. It tends to make me feel that I'm doing something in the expectation of getting something out of it. If I do something good or to help someone else, I do it because I'm a good person. If something bad happens to me, I don't immediately feel as if it's payback for something I did wrong.

Where's this coming from? I have a toothache and I'm leaving to go to my dentist. I will be violent like a crack addict when I get there, because I am in some amount of pain. It started before I left town earlier this week, but became "MAN" serious yesterday. I should have gone yesterday, but Action-Wife had a conference to attend at UCLA and I volunteered to tag along with her (yep, I'm Morgan Freeman, Miss Daisy). We got to have a coffee and zuccini muffin at Starbucks in the morning. I wandered around Westwood Village for a couple of hours and we had lunch at the Napa Valley Grill. I was in pain and popped a lot of Advil, but it wasn't "MAN" pain.

Today I am in "MAN" pain. I am going to the dentist. I hope he will give me drugs that might make me disoriented. If that is the case, I will blog my experience. I am past the point of rational thought. I am standing up and leaving. . .now!

13 comments:

The Lonely Goatherd said...

Mmmmmmm I can almost hear the metallic whine of the drills... and smell the smell of burning teeth;). Get well soon:)

Lisa said...

Ok, Mo... that even made MY teeth hurt.

Frank, I hope you are just in need of minor work... Good Luck! (If I would hazard a guess, my bets would be on "root canal..") sorry..

suegee said...

Sorry about your pain Bryan. As one who works at a dental office, it definately sounds like a root canal. Our "sure signs" are: pain that lasts longer then 2 minutes, pain that wakes you up at night or pain that you have to take meds for. I could give you a gory description of what's happening in there, but I'm sure you don't want to know.

beFrank said...

Back from the dentist. I'm having a bowl of soup so I can take something for the pain. No root canal, but I am looking at an extraction down the line. Lower left next to the wisdom tooth. I'm medicating and calling in sick. The last thing I need is to get behind the wheel of a satellite truck tonight.

Thanks for the kind words. It's really nice to have them.

Whoa! Meds kicking in! WHOOT-WHOOT! Now that's what I'm talking about!

I'ma pos' sommore latttterr. . .schleeepy. . .

MsOktober said...

Awe, you have my sympathy.

If you call in sick tomorrow, maybe you can tell us the story of how you met Action-wife. I love romance stories! Then she can fill us in on what you missed :-)

dkgoodman said...

Remember what happened last time you posted fried? :)
Feel better, ActionMan.

will said...

I had a root canal once! It was a blast.

I suppose what I mean by "blast" is that even though the dentist plied me with THREE shots of novocaine I still felt the little scrapey tool digging at my nerve endings and the pain blasted through me like a runaway freight train loaded with ornery porcupines.

Not fun.

suegee said...

Hows the Action Meds Man feeling today? Glad you didn't have to have a root canal, but maybe you shouldn't wait too long on the extraction????

beFrank said...

suegee- Feeling well, thanks for asking. I have an appointment to see a specialist next Wednesday. I'm hesitant to do anything before then, but I'm not eager to spend a week on pain medication.

I dropped like a rock last night. To be honest, I'm a little disappointed in not getting a buzz from the meds. I feel disoriented and I fall asleep wherever I sit down. That kind of takes the "Action" out of "Action-Man".

gemmak said...

Awwww...sorry to hear you're in pain, nothing worse than tooth ache, hopefully it will be sorted quicky easily for you next week.

....and Will, shurrup! I need canal treatment and I don't need to know ! I recently had oral surgery and I don't relish graphic details of my next forray into a dental establishment. :o)

suegee said...

Sounds like something with codeine in it. Ugh! I hate that feeling.

Grace said...

oh my - ouchie- may you get thru this quickly and with little expense...owie


and- when u feel better-- and have a chance...I found out Eilithia is actually spelled Alithea and the 2 have very diff. meaning....- see yesterdays journal entry - anyway, if u can- i so appreciate the link up...(ei is an insult -oops)

Grace said...

oh and ALITHEA means TRUTH