Hello everyone! Yesterday I did not manage to write a blog, as I had quite a busy day. The day did not start well, as far as I am concerned, as I had a dental appointment for a filling! I hate going to the dentist, as do most of my family, except my younger daughter, Cathy, who has never had a filling. She prefers the dentist to the doctor! She had a brace as a teenager but no filling. That is not bad for a twenty five year old! One of my brothers had not had a filling at the age of 21 and one of his sons had not had a filling when I last asked him at the age of 36!! My elder daughter’s first teeth were decayed when they came through, after part of my placenta died. As a child I was not conscientious enough to clean my teeth properly and I have always had a sweet tooth.
As I went in I knew that I had lost another filling, so I knew I would have a frozen mouth: at least he could fill three teeth at the same time! No more torture till October, thank goodness! The left side of my face was frozen and I could only dribble as I tried to drink! With instructions to leave the teeth to harden for at least an hour before eating, I set off into town to meet my daughter Beth. I tried to send her a text to say I was on my way but it was so confused that she rang me to make sense of it! I kept putting wrong letters and as it is “better” than my old trusty mobile and, for technophobe me, far more complicated to use!
We met and enjoyed a wander round one or two shops, to give my mouth a chance to unfreeze before lunch. In the end I found it less problematic to eat the spicy beans with rice than to drink without dribbling. Beth suddenly set off to get a straw for me to drink through and at last I had control of my mouth again. Even at teatime my mouth had not returned to normal and only late in the evening did feeling return completely!
Today I had a surprise day off helping with the computers, as the Acorn Centre was shut today. It has made this holiday weekend more special, even though Malcolm had a doctor’s appointment this morning. We went to try out sofas and we decided to get two easy chairs instead of a two seater sofa. The chair was really comfortable and supportive. We now wait for Beth to arrange removal of the bulkier of our extant sofas. Malcolm and I had lunch out together which was lovely.