I thought I'd give you a follow-up to my dentist visit...
Let me just say that I didn't know the hygienist prior to yesterday.
I now know that she has two biological children and one stepson. She's been married 2 years, and with hubby number 2 for 4 years total.
(She is apparently unable to talk and work on my mouth at the same time. I appreciate a hygienist that pulls her hands out of my mouth to get a response from me...but I can hear just fine while you're picking at my teeth.)
She was 31 when she had a partial hysterectomy...the tumor they removed weighed more than one of her children when they were born. She then had to go back and have the remaining ovary removed within 9 months because of other issues.
(The omission of additional detail [how she ignored pain, where she went instead of the hospital, length of hospital stay, etc] is not because I don't know...but because I'm sparing you. Really, I am)
She now experiences hot flashes and is crazy if she doesn't take her hormone pill. She has most recently had a breast reduction - from an E cup to a "comfy C," as she put it. She also had the scars from the two c-sections and to hysterectomy surgeries "corrected" with a tummy tuck.
*then I politely turn my head to find out why she once again has stopped working on my mouth to see that she has lifted her shirt to show my her "cute little six pack" - which is less than eight inches from my face.*
Hello stranger, I don't know your name, but now I know you have a birthmark on your abdomen...and wish I didn't.
My new bestie then turned the floor over to the dentist, who without an introduction, shoves a pointer thing into the obvious chasm in my molar (which makes me squeak and crawl backward in my chair) and asks "is that the tooth that is hurting you?"
I refrained from my standard sarcasm and politely said "yes" because he's going to be the one deciding the amount of gas is administered when I return next week. Then he left the room.
It wasn't a terrible visit (minus the tornado warning), but I withhold judgment until the drilling/crown work is over.
I'm still lobbying for the horse tranq.