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oral surgery

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 8:01 PM
last weekend i got a toothache. i wrote a journal about it. 

i went to my dentist first thing in the morning. they took a look and sent me to an oral surgeon. the dentists office let me come in a 9am. by 11am i was in the chair at an endodontist's (srsly, i hadn't ever heard of that) office. the man running the show was Dr. Cliff. he's my main man! 

apparently i had a huge infection in my gum and he had to do some odd little surgery to fix it. it was weird because it was done with my teeth SHUT. they lifted my lips and got right in there.

i was trying not to cry as they set everything up. they gave me an mp3 player and headphones. i figured they were going to hook me up to masses of nitrous. i was counting on it. the dr. came in and started giving me Novocaine.

dentists are always surprised that i don't mind the Novocaine. the needle feels weird, but it's not horrible. i always explain that my tattoos and piercings suggest that needles don't bother me. but this time he stuck the needle right into the middle of the infection! i'm sure people in the waiting room, outside the office, in the parking lot, lol could hear the amount of noise i made. 

when i found out they couldn't give me the nitrous cause it would be in the way of the place they had to get to, i was shocked . i just took a deep breath and told myself to be strong.  i had to do that thing with only Novocaine. they put a towel over my eyes cause they had to have a very bright light over my face to see the gums. 

dr. cliff is a stud. it only took him 25 minutes. 

after an hour's wait at the pharmacy i've been jacked up on painkillers. duhhhh

this morning i felt ok. i accidentally touched the stitches with my tongue. it wasn't so bad, so that unpleasant week is over!

let's all enjoy the weekend!

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  • Reading: stuff
  • Watching: stuff
  • Playing: stuff
  • Eating: stuff
  • Drinking: water


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i'm ruthie. i live in the san francisco bay area, the best place in the world!
i paint, draw, and think, oh, and worry, too.
all abstract all the time!

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are you going to make a halloween themed artwork? 

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RationalParadox Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!  :)
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS for the watch, Ruthie dear!  :iconbunnykissuplz:  :iconcocoheartplz:

I'm afraid I hardly ever get anything done ... :iconstaredanceplz:
But you are busy XD

I'mah watch you back!
I'm so glad you have a studly dentist.  B3
Sidh-Art Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for add'n faves! :wave:
creapicform Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Ruthie, thank you very much for the fav:rose:
cloistering Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
:fusionrock::fusionrock: :heart: Thank you for the :+fav: on Transcend Descent
Transcend Descent by cloistering
ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member  General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D (Big Grin)
janhein Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the +fav , Ruthie! Hug Hi!
Dirk-O-Sand Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member  Traditional Artist
greetings ruthie:) (Smile) hope you feel better!
brettsixtysix Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves Ruthie :D
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconomgyescatplz:  THANKS for the llama and the fave, Ruthie!  :heart::iconfurrydanceplz::heart:

I hope to God it went okay at the dentist's ... and that s/he helped ...
toothaches are THE WORST    @                 @
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
thank you sweetie!

well, i'm afraid it was horrible, but it's over and i have painkillers, so i'm feeling pretty decent. :)

i had to go to an oral surgeon and had some horrible procedure to do something, maybe sever the nerve? lol they said i had a big infection on the gum around a molar. i even had to have stitches! 

the amazing thing was that our insurance covered it 100%! they packed a little bag with a bottle of water, a straw (hehehehehe), some chapstick, packages of advil and tyleno, and an energy bar. i thought that was just so nice! i just got to walk  on out the door with not even a copay! i feel so thankful for that. 

i can't imagine how horrible things like that would be for people who don't have insurance. i guess they'd just have to have it pulled or who knows what! i have to remember that when i'm feeling sorry for myself since i had to have surgery. i should be glad i could!

sorry for the ramble! :)
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

But yeah, good you are insured ... I am too and I'm grateful for it.
I'm glad it went well in the end. :heart:  :iconpolaquinho:
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 3 days ago   General Artist
haha yessss! i think it's really important to keep in mind all the people who could never afford to have a procedure like i got. 
i have to wonder...what do they do about it? it was so painful, it's not like someone could *not* get at least something done! 
it makes me feel like i ought to shut up about hating going to go the doctor...i'd hate things a lot more if i couldn't go to the doctor. 

do you get your insurance from your job? or from a partner? 

if i wasn't married i'd just be on disability and i think the insurance you get from that is almost as bad as not having it at all. :/
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite!  :)
Ajamian Featured By Owner 5 days ago
T H A N K you for your words! you have any connections to any art galleries?
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
you mean other than da? no. fb is on my shit list and all the other stuff seems kind of repetitive. i'm not interested in selling anything. it's hard enough to keep up with da!

sorry for the long rambling answer! :)
Ajamian Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Ah gotcha, no said ask if I need anything, I took the shot. personally, Id like to start making profit from art. problem is, which its no problem at all, its my process... I don't make cookie cutter fast food art, mine takes time and time again. that being said, ive got a pretty good collection goin to start showing 
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
ohhh sorry about that, i didn't realize you were asking about them in general and not me personally.  i tried to find what you asked specifically, but i can't remember where we were talking about it...i have an appalling memory!

i think facebook is the best way to get your work seen, online. i don't like it, but almost everybody, including most people here, use it. 

pintrest is a good one, tumblr, society 6, etsy, artfire, red bubble, shadowness,

you can sell your art, be seen, see other artists, etc. at those sites. 

i used to make jewelry and i sold it on etsy and artfire. etsy is the best place to sell original things, imo. there is soooooooooooooooo much composition though. artfire is similar, but i think etsy is much better. 
society 6 and red bubble are places that you can sell t-shirts, magnets, prints, phone skins, etc. etc. i've never done that, but i know a lot of people here do. 

again, i don't know that much about them but shadowness, tumblr, and pintrest are online communities. sorry i don't more about all those things. 

oh and blogspot and flikr

kyri-IS-dark Featured By Owner 5 days ago
hi...... came to randomly say your awesome......... :D

also thanks for the favourite :happybounce: 
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
you're welcome for the fave

and i'd like to understate that you're awesome! i just don't think i'd know how to tell you how excellent you are without understating things. 


meh. i had oral surgery this morning. :/

i need that tea cup of whiskey! actually i have the bad ass painkillers, but they might be more fun with the whiskey!
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