February 27th, 2011

laszlo moholy-nagy_chx

Drill and Grind

The snow is taking forever to melt. There's even some still clinging to the jasmine bushes, despite almost a full day of bright sun. A path has been dug along the driveway, so I can fetch mail should nay be delivered tomorrow, and put the trash bins out tomorrow evening. The missing newspaper remains undiscovered. Tomorrow is apt to bring rain. That will wash at least some of the snow away, but it will also increase the likelihood of the newspaper being turned into a soggy, useless mess of pulp. Well, no news is good news they say. I guess Friday was good news.

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.

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