Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I had a BAD EXPERIENCE... PART 2

So yeah... Consultation went well. As well as it can go.

A GREAT friend of mine came over and watched the kids while I went by myself. It was nice knowing that my children would not be traumatized by seeing their mother cry, and wondering what was the matter with her. Melissa Campbell and Bailey made things just that much easier! THANKS!!!

So because I am SUCH a baby about these things, Matt came with me. I know I need my husband to hold my hand through this... I'm nuts right??

As I started driving in my car over to the Oral Surgeon's Office, I almost started crying. Luckily I was running a little late, so I was trying harder to concentrate on where I was going... I finally found it, and I walked into the office HOPING to see Matt there so I could cry on his shoulder, and he was not there yet... So I took a deep breath and headed to the Receptionist Area to sign in... I was thinking in my head " If you don't sign in they will never know... this is your way out..." then the nice lady behind the counter asked if she could help me. I think she knew that I was about ready to loose it, and so she was VERY nice. I got through signing in, and giving all my insurance information without a single tear. Then they let me know that they needed Matt's Social, and I realized I was ALONE... I told them that my husband was meeting me here, and I would get it for them... then they let me sit down.

I took another big breath, and was going to start to cry because I was alone in the Dentist Office and this has to be my WORST fear ( I told you in the last post how irrational I get... didn't I?) Then I looked up and there were three kids sitting across from me. Somehow I was able to hold it in... not sure if I was not wanting to corrupt their minds about being at the Dentist Office, or if I was worried they would think I was a weirdo for crying ALONE...

I grab the Allure Magazine, and begin to read it. That helped, about 10 minutes later Matt shows up. It was like my Knight in Shinning Armor came through the door. All of the sudden I realized I was going to be ok. A very weird feeling ran over me, and I was relaxed. I no longer had the sick feeling, and I was not on the verge of tears... good thing he showed, because two minutes later they called me back for X-rays and my consult.

So... Long Story short... it went well. I did not cry once! My Oral Surgeon is a GREAT guy, and somehow knew that I needed to laugh a little and not once did he make me feel like I was a bad person for not seeing a Dentist in LOTS of years. He even joked that he hates the Dentist (he is an Oral Surgeon... it is a little different) and did not go in for a cleaning for three years because he didn't want to...

Even when they gave me the price tag I did not cry... Thank goodness for Insurance... they are "helping" as much as they can... we have been saving for this, and it's a good thing we have is all I have to say... not a price tag you want... I will be worth a WHOLE lot after everything is done... LOL! ~

So, I hope when I go in for the procedure I will be as strong as I was for the consult... not that I think it is going to happen, but I have a month to prepare... wish me luck... August 13th... here I come...

5 comments:

Lindsey & Jared said...

Oh my gosh! You are so awesome! I am glad that you found my blog! What are you having oral surgery for?? I don't envy you at all. I LOVED the dentist...until I had my first cavity a few years ago. Let's just say I haven't been back! LOL

Magirk said...

Way to go, girl. You can do it!

And way to go, Matt. Somehow, having those big, broad shoulders just in the room makes things easier to bear, doesn't it??! :-S Thank goodness for good husbands!

You know, I've had two C-section births, one of them a twin pregnancy and delivery. And I STILL think having work done at the dentist is way worse than giving birth.

Good luck, Sweetheart.

Bird is the Word said...

SERIOUSLY huh?? Dentist's are NOT my friend! Prayers will be VERY appreciated!~ LOVE YA!

Bird is the Word said...

Lindz~ I have YET to have my wisdom teeth removed... and I have not been to a dentist in like 10 years... so there is WORK TO BE DONE! ~ LOL!

Amalia Cutts said...

Your going to do great. Once they put you "under" you won't remember a thing.