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March 3, 2010

Can I Get a Tank To Go Please?

So I had my tooth pulled today. I actually had a really good & witty blog post drafted in my head as I was laying in the chair with the nitrous oxide mask strapped to my face, but unfortunately, I've forgotten it. Man alive that stuff is freakin awesome. I made sure to breath really deeply to maximize the body buzz. Then it got to the point where I was afraid to think of anything funny b/c I was already on the verge of bursting out laughing. Back in our Dead days, it was not uncommon to be strolling through the parking lots and hear the "psssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh" sound of a balloon being filled up with medical grade nitrous. We'd gravitate towards the sound, purchase our balloons and spend the next 10 minutes enjoying the buzz. Unfortunately said buzz just doesn't last near long enough! Boy I would love to get one of those tanks for home use! lol

After a bit the dentist came in and shot me full of novacaine, which took awhile to kick in. Once I was numb to the tip of my tongue, the dentist and hygienist came in and pulled that sucker right out. It took next to no time. Brian brought me home and made me some chicken broth w/ rice which was so delicious!!

Right now as I'm typing this, the novacaine is finally starting to wear off and my chin is starting to tickle and itch, but I don't have enough feeling to scratch and it's driving me crazy. At least I have my trusty Vicoprofen painkillers. So far, so good. I have a little bit of soreness and I admit to being a little disappointed that I'm not writhing in pain, b/c now I don't have a good enough excuse for calling in sick tomorrow!! 'Be careful what you wish for' right? Of course things could change overnight, but as it stands now, I'll be going to work in the morning. If I call in sick anyway, even though I don't feel that crappy, I'll end up feeling guilty all day. You can take the girl out of the Catholic church, but you can't take the Catholic guilt out of the girl.

At least it's over with! But where can I get one of those nitrous tanks?


  1. I have no idea where you can get that stuff from. That was not my thang. Glad ya feeling better though. As far as taking the day off, you the first one I know who would feel guilty. Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Cheers JoJo!!

  2. Come on, you are entitled to having guilt-free day off....Go for it!!!
    I have not been to a dentist for ages!!! Don't think I would want to, except if the drugs are good :-))

  3. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Congratulations on getting rid of the evil tooth. It's about time we were like sharks, and grew replacements!

  4. I knew I was going to be sorry that I was bitching that I wasn't in enough pain to stay home. I woke up w/ a migraine. I didn't get up till 9:45. I feel horrible. :(

  5. The horribleness will pass and all will be well. :D Interesting about the novocaine... I discovered the delights of intravenous morphine last year. I liked it muchly!

  6. Brave girl! Have a lollipop. Or maybe not, if you don't want to rot another tooth...

    When I was in my early-mid20s I had two wisdom teeth out, and the dentist gave me a valium drip. I was floating up at the ceiling thinking, "Wooh, this is taking a long time, wooh!" with no idea that it actually took an hour-an-a quarter on account of extra roots invisible on the x-rays.

    Bastard left some broken bits under the stitches, but hey, he later killed another patient, so I was lucky.

  7. Ha! Funny!! I commented on your latest post about when I had my widoms out!

    I feel very connected to you. I LOVED the laughing gas too. It's so awesome!! I kept trying to talk and was spitting all over the assistant. They had to ask me in a nice way to shut my yapper!