Tomorrow I also get fitted for a crown. My molar does, anyway. Given that the tooth never got completely numb when the temporary was put on, and given that tomorrow's procedure is going to be rougher than the earlier one, I think this might turn out to be my worst dental experience ever. I've realized that the hypersensitivity of the nerves on that side of my jaw must result from an infection I had more than a decade ago. The left side of my face was swollen for about six weeks, and the teeth on that side were very sensitive for more than a year after that. I now suspect that the infection left that nerve excessively sensitive more or less permanently. It's going to take a goatload of Novocaine to dull it completely, if it ever can be completely dulled.
Whatever happens tomorrow, I hope there's no lingering jaw pain as Tuesday I have an appointment to get my head yanked about by the chiropractor. That involves jaw grabbing. If my jaw is too sore I'll have to postpone the appointment, which I'd rather not do. My neck is feeling tight, and the longer the adjustment is put off, the more difficult it will be. The last couple of weeks have not been good, and I'd prefer the next couple of weeks to be better.
Well, I did get to avoid paying $2.99 for a head of lettuce (no, really, that's what the stores here are charging) because I had one of those Internet deals from Safeway for a bag of three romaine hearts for $2.88. One good thing the whole day. Salad.
Now all I want to do is curl up with the cat and listen to her purr.
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
by Edward Gorey
A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
B is for Basil assaulted by bears
C is for Clara who wasted away
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh
E is for Ernest who choked on a peach
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech
G is for George smothered under a rug
H is for Hector done in by a thug
I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
J is for James who took lye by mistake
K is for Kate who was struck by an axe
L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks
M is for Maud who was swept out to sea
N is for Neville who died of ennui
O is for Olive run through with an awl
P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl
Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire
R is for Rhoda consumed by fire
S is for Susan who perished of fits
T is for Titus who flew into bits
U is for Una who slipped down a drain
V is for Victor squashed under a train
W is for Winnie embedded in ice
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice
Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin