Scared of the dentist

I think this is a common theme a lot of people seem to be a part of, being scared of the dentist. I am going at 10 AM tomorrow and have been stressing about it all day. The time before last was the first time in years since I last saw a dentist, mainly because I could not afford one and had no dental insurance. After the x-rays he advised me my teeth were in pretty good shape for a 33 year old that had not seen a dentist in over 15 years. I did have 4 small cavities though, one in each of my back molars and that my wisdom teeth had no room to come out and he was surprised they were not giving me issues and that I had not had them out when I was younger.

I made the appointment to come back to have the cavities filled, however something came up and I canceled the appointment with the promise I would call back the next week and re-schedule. Needless to say I did not. A few months later one of the molars with a cavity cracked and then a small piece broke off, after a day it was sore so I called and went back in, he told me I had an abscess and would need a root canal or the tooth pulled. So I made the appointment and he put a temporary filling in that never hardened. I wasn’t bothering me and stupid me, I never made an appointment to go back.

A few months ago a little more of the tooth broke off and I still didn’t want to call his office but I did. I made an appointment on the same day I had a MRI scheduled about 100 km from where I live, figuring I would be back on time, I was not… Anyone seeing a pattern here? I know I am…

So then last week the molar broke right in half. I decided since I have a three pay month (August) coming up I would make the appointment and finally push myself to get whatever is needed done. So that appointment is tomorrow at 10 AM. I am so anxious. But I am not chickening out. I took the day off. I have no idea if since it has been over a year if he can actually do something tomorrow or if I have to start over with x-rays and then book another appointment. I am really hoping not as I am scared of chickening out again.

Oh well, it will mean I will have some time tomorrow to read some blogs and maybe post about something other then my teeth. I have not even touched my computer at home in weeks.

I miss my boyfriend…

It seems a really odd thing to say when he is sitting here next to me on the dock fishing but it’s kinda true.

It’s a bit hard to explain but lately I feel like he is slowly slipping away from me. It’s hard sometimes to get him out of the house, with the exception of going fishing, which he usually readily agrees to.

I don’t know if it is depression, boredom, pain or something else but sometimes it just feels like he is here, but not here. It feels as if we are strangers living together. It’s so hard to get him to talk.

We talk about current affairs, things we’ve done, shows we’ve seen, etc. However the topic of the future always causes a topic change, or even downright avoidance. We can’t seem to get past the basics.

I know he’s concerned about his disease and the progress of it. I know the future is unknown. I know he is frustrated, confused, concerned and even depressed about it. I just wish he’d talk to me.

Intimacy seems to have dried up for the time being. We can’t seem to do much more then say good night and cling to our own side of the bed. It scares me.

I am hanging in and have no plans on giving up, however I really don’t know what to do. I really miss him. Simple as that.

The fireworks mess-up and my Birthday.

So if you’ve read any of the comments on my previous post you’ll know that I did not get any pictures of setting the fireworks off on the beach. Of the whole trip really. I did get a few instagram pictures with my iPhone of the trip but nothing really spectacular. We got half way to Digby before I realized that I had taken my camera out of my car the night before to take some pictures off of it and forgot to put it back in. I was not a happy camper (litterally I guess)

Taking pictures with my iPhone of fireworks never worked before when I had the iPhone 4 so I just assumed that it would not work this time. I guess I was wrong about that too. I found a lot of sites that show decent pictures of fireworks with the iPhone. Oh well…

I borrowed my Mom’s camera but I have to say I do not like it. All I got of the fireworks was some streaks, which could look pretty neat if it was pictures of streaks I wanted, however it was not. Even when trying to take pictures of trees uprooted, downed power lines and stuff from Arthur (which was downgraded to a powerful tropical storm from a category 2 hurricane by the time it hit) it did not work very well.

Now that I have the worst part out of the way I will move on and end on a more upbeat note.

I had a wonderful birthday and a really great weekend. Camping in a tropical storm ended up being really fun. Cory and I sat up all night in a tent near the camper, one of those big utility ones that you can park a car in, and both listened to the sound of the rain, surf and wind and also tried to keep the tent from caving in as it was bunching up with water in some areas.  I had to use a broom to push the tent up enough the water came down the other side.

The next day my brother got sick and asked to go home and since it did not seem all that bad around us my Mom asked Cory and I to take Denton and Zach (a friend of Denton’s) home to Cornwallis. We started out and the closer we got to Cornwallis we realized the more we should not have been on the road.

The wind was really bad and the rain was just driving down on the car and there was downed power lines (some were live) and trees everywhere blocking roads. We continued on cause it was closer to Cornwallis then back to the beach (Griffin’s Cove), however when we were literally on the outskirts of town there was a large tree down across the road and power lines everywhere and the Fire Department had the road blocked off. The only other way on the base was to drive another hour and come at it from the other side. It was closer to go back to the beach so we did.

We spent most of the weekend playing games, sunbathing and walking along the beach and going for a drive to see the damage when the storm let up. A friend of the families told us there was power and gas stations open down in Little Brook and Meteghan. There wasn’t. So we ended up cutting that short and heading back to the beach.

Overall it was a lot of fun and was really interesting. I just wish I had pictures.

We are a little cash broke at the moment due to the down payment on our car so there will likely not be any long trips this weekend or stray far from home. I am going out tomorrow morning with Cory’s sister and her friend to a beach (lake) not far away but it is always crowded and we plan on going in the water so I don’t plan on bringing my camera (or anything of value for that matter) with me.

Hurricanes and fireworks

Yesterday was Canada Day. Much like Independence Day in the US, it’s our day to celebrate our country and OUR confederation, where we became the federal Dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867.  There is usually day long celebrations including concerts, events and fireworks. Every town and city celebrates.

I worked from 9-5 (which I get double-time for, yay!) and then we went to Cory’s sisters place for a barbecue. We planned on going to the fireworks in the evening but didn’t end up going, we did watch some from our balcony though.

I am not too bummed about the fireworks, Sunday is my birthday, I will be 34 (I am getting old) and we are going to Digby, to the beach camping for the weekend with my family. We are supposed to be setting off fireworks sometime over the weekend.

That was until we got word that tropical storm Arthur is headed our way and expected to make landfall (potentially as a hurricane) on Saturday. We are still going to the beach camping. Yes I know, my family is got to be the only family I know that is planning to not only go camping during a tropical storm possibly turned hurricane, but also to be camping on a beach at the ocean. Should be interesting.

I am taking my camera and will try and get some pictures, if we do not float away…