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three things.
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First and most interesting thing: rec!

See the Possible by thepouncer - John Sheppard, gen, in five senses. I cannot recommend this highly enough; each piece is self-contained, beautiful, and *sharp*. God, I love gen in this fandom.

Second and less interesting: dental appointment.

I'm lazy, so I'll just paste what I wrote to svmadelyn when I got home.

Besides the fact i was so tense I was preetty much touching the chair only with my shoulders and my heels? Pretty good. I was fond of the part with the warnings involved of all the things that could go wrong, including breaching my nasal passage.

No, really. I wanted to hear that. I did.

Actually, it was just weird. I was numbed down--and I tested the area with my fingernails a lot prior to him coming in--but he kept trying to *explain* and I'm like, no, please do not. So he settled on warnings--you will feel pressure, an epic understatement that cannot be enough debunked--and the drill was an experience I do not ever wish to repeat, but sadly, it was repeated twice, and he's like, presure, which is layman's term for, this will feel liek we are trying to dip into your brain and pull out things. It did not hurt? But it was also far less pleasant than sleeping, eating,or biting my fingernails. Lessee--there were unnatural grating sounds, and scraping sounds, and you know, terror, but got out fairly fast. Am now gauzed and thinking I wish he hadnt' told me he had to *cut it out*. Because I really could have lived without that.

So, no talking while I bite down. So far? Big fun.

Adding to that: everything tastes like blood. No, really. I mean, serious copper taste. At this point, it's got to be my imagination, but well. Let me just say--this proves I'd starve to death as a vampire, cause this shit gets old awful fast. Also, I really can't get over hte stitches. The ends are just long enough to be *just short* of my gag reflex, so I don't gag, but I keep getting the strange feeling I should. I--yeah. It's weird.

Third and least intersting of all: wrote fic. After a month long dry spell or so, last night I had a--thought. The thought grew into an idea. For the three hours before my appointment--and you'll note if you read here a while, blind panic and me writing are kind of close--I pretty much did not get up from my bed and for about two hours after. So now I am staring at it after sending it off for pre-reading to wonder if it makes sense.

I am having One of Those Days. I'm not sure how I feel yet. I kind of miss my tooth. In that way you miss horrifying things that cause you pain but you get used to. Like, I don't know, sisters. Or July in Texas during a drought.

I'm looking at my John icon for comfort.

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Thank you for the rec! And for reading it over, because I get so damned anxious over stories.

Your poor mouth. OMG. I hope that the work the dentist did means that there will be NO MORE PAIN once it all heals up. The stiches thing is freaky as hell, isn't it? Pamper yourself. I recommend sweet tea to cut the nasty taste - that was how I survived getting my wisdom teeth out. Well, that and jello water (add twice as much water as directed on the package). Sugar are us, and nothing was ever better.

Yay for writing, even if it was panic-induced. The high of finishing something is like nothing else.

*hugs you*

Glad to hear it went well!
Your Blender is Your Friend*, post oral sugery, if you aren't allowed or don't want to chew because of pain. The icky taste will go away, really!
(After 3 crowns and a couple of root canals I can definately commiserate on the weird "pressure" comments--hah!)
If you stay home tomorrow, watch plenty of DVDs and take advantage of the Muse's visit.

*So is ice cream, gelato, jello, pudding....

Yikes... hope your dental woes heal up soon!

When I had my wisdom teeth pulled out they couldn't put me under becuase of a medical condition that runs in my family. Even though I had headphones on, I could still feel them do everything, especially when they had to BREAK my teeth apart and pull them out. I was shaking so bad and so terrified one of the nurses was assigned to just hold my hand and try to calm me down. 20 stitches and looking like a chipmunk later, that was one of the worst experiances of my life. I totally feel your pain.
Take lots of pain med, and rinse with warm salt water. It doesn't hurt, really, and it helps to get rid of the copper taste.
Hope you feel better soon.

Yow. And this is why I have such a hard time dragging myself to a dentist voluntarily nowadays -- and why I made such a special point of finding someone who would dope me unconscious to remove my wisdom teeth. After the work I had done as a kid, I just can't make myself go in for more unless something's hurting. (I rotated this icon back into my set just for you. Because it's the one I made in honor of my own wisdom tooth extraction...)

You had an extraction? I had one on Friday. Sounds like yours was an upper, which (I'm told) is much more painful than a lower. Pressure? yes. At least your dentist didn't brace his knee on your chest. (Neither did mine, but my friend Kay says hers did.) I'd suggest you stop in and get the suture ends trimmed down -- if you start gagging, you could start bleeding again, and that's not of the good. It's not your imagination -- you can bleed a little for more than 24 hours.

Apropos of which: why does blood taste like copper when (unless you're a horseshoe crab or a Vulcan) blood is iron-based? It seems -- illogical.

I feel deep, deep sympathy for your dental plight, having had several of my own.

please feel better soon.
and thank you for turning your pain into such wonderful fic for us all....

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