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I took Benadryl with my last several doses of clindamycin to alleviate the side-effect rash with mixed results: it made me sleepy, the rash spread but was less inflamed, and my ankles, knees, elbows and left wrist are sore.

In good news, the swelling went down enough to proceed with an uncomplicated simple extraction this morning while Vogon and Laurel had breakfast at Grandy's. I really like how the dentist works and am looking forward to returning for more work so I can show my teeth when I smile and not feel self-conscious. (Not bad for nearly ten years since my last dentist visit!)

Laurel was unpleasantly noisy and bouncy this morning while the Novocaine was wearing off, but after a prescription painkiller at lunchtime, I'm spacey but at a tolerable pain level while Laurel plays nurse. She periodically comes over and squeezes my hand, reads her notes to me (she read one as "if you puke, use the toilet or a bucket and don't puke on the carpet!"), and puts stuffed animals on me. I thought I was hallucinating that, but she did it at lunch while Vogon was here. I think she expects payment in a Strawberry Shortcake doll, as that's what she keeps talking to me about, along with things I know are on the adverts on Cartoon Network -- she reminded me when Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy came on so I could watch it because I love Mandy.


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Apr. 7th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
glad that it went as relatively easily as it could!! laurel sounds like a good little nurse. and she gives good advice about puking :)
Apr. 8th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Laurel is trying to be quiet for me (tricky for her) and keeps drawing new pictures for me. Now I have a bagel person and a surfing girl. (:
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
I posted a very sweet reply to this and LiveJournal ate it. . .
Apr. 16th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
It's okay. I'm obsessive about saving so I tend to leave longer comments in a 'sticky note' (usually an open text file) until I'm sure it's posted, otherwise LJ would eat a lot of my comments... speaking of which, I've got a few to reply to in your journal.
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Good good and I'm really glad the extraction went well. As far as further tooth confidence goes, I'm a recent believer in the Crest white strip things. It's made an amazing difference in my appreance and I actually do find myself smiling more. Then again, I smoke a pack of Camels a day and drink at least a pot's worth of black coffee.
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. I have some significant dental work to go before I consider whitening, but I've heard good things about Crest White Strips and my dentist sells them.
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Apr. 16th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
It did! I've only been checking the mail about once a week lately so it was quite an exciting find among the usual mail. (:
Apr. 8th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Hooray for yanking teeth! Did they save the tooth? B ecause if they did, you should totally berate it.

Also, Billy and Mandy is pretty awesome. It's not my favorite show, but it's way, way better than people seem to give it credit for being. And I like that Billy is Zim. (Who is also one of the Angry Beavers.)
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
They didn't save it and I didn't think to ask if I could have it until later, but I think it's had sufficient berating from me over the past few years.

A few months ago the ladies in the school office Mom works in were discussing cartoons and someone mentioned Daria; Mom replied, "My second daughter's a lot like her." I wonder if she's seen Billy and Mandy yet...

Does Angry Beavers run on any channel right now? I assume the Nicktoons channel, but that's a digital channel with our current cable provider. Meh.
Apr. 16th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, Angry Beavers is in the Invader Zim pile O' Tapes at Nick; so, generally, the answer is "No", but the occasionally get bored and throw in a tape, either Early, Early Weekday Mornings or sometimes during U-Pick. (I've actually come across both of those in the Morings, flipping through, like, say about 6AM. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason to when it's on. Sometimes it's Nick News, sometimes it's Hey Arnold (seems to be the most frequent, IIRC), but once in a while it's Zim or Angry Beavers. I don't know if I've ever seen either as a U Pick thing (at least since Zim got cancelled for reals), but they'll show Rocko's Modern Life occasionally (which is pretty awesome, because that show was really good).
Apr. 15th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I hope you are okay. I've missed you.
Apr. 16th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm getting better. I've missed you too. I look forward to reading all about your trip! (I'm slowly reading through the past week on my Friends List. Whew.)
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