Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday (Ok, Tuesday) Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: Root Canal

     "You've got an abcessed tooth," the doctor said. "Maybe two."  Why didn't you take care of this a year ago, he implied.
     A year ago, I was in the middle of the biggest professional challenge I've ever endured. Back then, dental problems were last on the list of things to worry about. Now that's in the past, thank God, but the abcessed tooth's gotten worse. Not only did I need a root canal (two of them on the same tooth, actually), but I've had some bone loss. 
     Fortunately, the damage was minor, compared to what the doctor initially thought. (Although I don't want to get smacked in the jaw on that side anymore...) After a morning's drilling and poking, I have an empty tooth filled with antibiotic, a painful jaw and the remnants of a headache from the anesthetic. Plus a future visit to look forward to. 
    Not to mention $250 or so in charges. (Thank God, again, for dental insurance.) 
    My dentist said, "Have you been feeling rundown these past months?" When I admitted I had, he said, "Once you get this infection out of your system, you'll be feeling a lot better." 
    I'm looking forward to it. 

Another foolish person steps off the trail...and falls into a hot spring at Yellowstone. Don't people ever learn?

A haunted connection with a lace trim factory. (From Seeks Ghosts)

Got debts? Just walk away...that's the thing to do, right?  (From The Simple Dollar) Apparently Tori Spelling thought she could get away with doing just that.

Double barn doors -- easier to make than you'd think, thanks to these plans. (From Infarrantly Creative)


The 'authentic' papyrus that "proves" Jesus was married is a fake. Go figure.

Ten important archeological discoveries that were pretty much accidental.  (From Listverse)

Two huge Texas sinkholes...are gradually turning into one.

Incredible old photos with backstories...no fakes or CGI. (From Cracked.com)

Six disasters whose real details are a lot creepier than you think. Including items from Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Challenger explosion.  (From Listverse)

Do you have a Ticketmaster account? They just lost a big class action lawsuit, and are giving out free tickets, as a result. Check your account. You may have some waiting.  (From Moneysaving Mom)

Have a great week.

1 comment:

grammajudyb said...

Hope you are feeling better! Luckily you had dental insurance that pays well.

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