....before I went to the dentist and mention the word 'torture'!
Because it was torture....first of all when she first gave me the numbing shot my heart took off like 'it' was in an F1 race. I kid you not for a horrible moment I thought 'OMG we are in serious trouble here', maybe the Dr was too hasty to say I was now ok for the standard injection. When I was on beta blocker last year (early in my Graves days) it was banned as it does accelerate your heart rate.
So I lay there, heart pounding away in my ears, shaky hands and thighs....my Dentist noticed the deathly silence as I battled with my inner OUTRIGHT PANIC demons and said ' Are you okay?'
I was mantra-ing in my head....'the Dr said it was ok, he's a great Dr, you're okay, calm down'....and then as if it never happened it just stopped and my pulse slowed.
But it took 4 more tubes of the stuff over the next hour to numb that tooth enough to complete the crown prep! I was numb from my chin to my eye in the end!!
Anyhooo we got her done, this is a back tooth that is cracked and so they are crowning it to stabilise it and save it hopefully. But it's not been root treated, as I have a bad history of failed root treatments that end up in extractions. So tonight it was a pretty tender, I took a painkiller and am now praying hard it will settle down....as I can't afford another $800 on root treatment on top of the $1,400 I am already shelling out!
So keep everything crossed I don't wake up in pain tomorrow please.....