Thursday, December 18, 2008

All I Want for Christmas is My New Front Tooth!

Monday started out as a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad day and ended much the same way when one of my front teeth BROKE off at the roots! It was a 15-year old crown that covered the stump-end of a root-canaled tooth so in the world of dentists and pain it was not a surprise departure.
In my world--it was trauma at level 10 (level 1 being a normal day, level 4 being without diet Coke and chocolate, etc.) I cried and laughed at the same time. My 17-year old daughter said, "You know you're a redneck when your teeth fall out at dinner." I had just commented on how tender the chicken was...I guess it wasn't tender enough!

Knowing that humor eventually prevails in my world, I took a self-portrait of my hillbilly state. (Caution: Disturbing image, proceed at your own risk.) My oldest daughter begged me to send it to her and I made her promise that it would not end up on her blog. She told me I should blog about it. I found I could not prounounce "f" words with my missing tooth. (I meant "Ferran", what did you think I meant?)

I went to the dentist the very next day and Dr. Vargo worked magic (he also performed some dental work). I entered his office a toothless old hag and exited 2 1/2 hours later an old hag.

Like a rapper with a shiny new tooth, I couldn't stop smiling!

So, for the price of less than a C-section and more than one of my sister-in-law's purebred puppies, I am the owner of a temporary tooth. The price includes a titanium post, a pretty porcelain crown crafted in the fires of the forge of a secret laboratory--and, I'm almost certain, will come with a SUPERPOWER!

I can't wait to find out what superpower I get!


Melissa said...

Fan-freakin-AWESOME!! I am laughing loudly. With you of course, never at you, just with you!
I'm sorry for such trauma. I should add to my Thankful Thursday, that I have all my real teeth.
Doing that

Tristi Pinkston said...

Why, the power to say "f" words, of course! All the "f" words you want!

I hate dental things like I can't even say. (Probably starts with an "f.") Glad this all got worked out for you!

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

you DID blog about it!!!! I am SO proud!!!! No really, you are awesome!!! Now maybe you should read my latest blog entry....about belly buttons ;).
Hey, you are the COOLEST mom EVER!!!! love you forever mamasita!!!

Natalie said...

This made me laugh! My sister just had the same thing happen to her...but she didn't have the same sense of humor about it. I will have to forward that post to her. I can't wait for your new book - you, my friend, are a gifted writer!