Root Canal

I am so horrible sometimes at keeping up with posting, where did the last 3 and a half weeks go? I am feeling much better but after getting over getting sick about 2 weeks ago I got another really bad infection in my back molar that broke about a year ago. I kept having to put off the root canal as I kept getting infections or getting sick. So after 2 more weeks of anti-biotics I had my root canal done on Saturday.

It went okay. I was in so much pain leading up to the root canal and then mid week last week they had to drain the abscess twice. I was terrified of the pain I would be in after the procedure as well as what it would be like during it. I have heard so many horror stories. Luckily all I felt during the whole thing was when they stuck the needles in to freeze me which I will not lie, was not pleasant but since the freezing works fast it did not last all that long.

They had to stop at one point and put in a bit more freezing cause he had to cut into my gums and do something to the root of the tooth outside the root canal procedure (can’t remember what it is called) they put more freezing in for good measure and I was still frozen so I didn’t feel it. I was really anxious at the beginning of the appointment. I do not have fond memories of dentists (does anyone really???) but by the end I was actually laughing at my dentist and his assistant as they are hilarious, they kept my mind off it. Actually they had me laughing the whole way through, and without laughing gas or nitrous oxide.

They ended up not finishing off the filling and capping or whatever they are going to do though because it was such a long appointment and I still have an infection, so they filled it with something pink that I was told had cotton and anti-biotics in it and putting a white temporary filling to keep out stuff. I have an appointment on the 20th of November to go back and finish it.

I did not feel much pain at all that evening or Sunday. I was really thinking I was not going to feel any at all. On Monday I got up for work and was sore, I went to work at 11 and had to leave because of the pain which lasted throughout the day but still did not come close to before the root canal. Tuesday, yesterday and today I only have pain when I bite down on that side.

Overall it was not a bad experience (the dentist part not the infection part) and I am less concerned and anxious about my next appointments and my fear of dentists in general. I have a great dentist and his staff is great which helps a lot. I will definitely recommend them and gave them a great review on Facebook

Last post I mentioned going to the scarecrow festival and taking pictures but sadly my camera is not working well and the pictures did not turn out at all. Time for a new one after Christmas.

This weekend I plan a slightly more fun weekend of flea markets, thrift stores and shopping centers. I am looking for boots (winter or tall slouch boots), a sweater dress, and leggings and some other tops for work. Should be a lot of fun.


So happy the weekend is here!

I only worked an extra hour a day this week, but it has tired me out. I am working 9-5 next week and plan on taking extra hours if they end up offering them, just to try and catch back up on everything and get ahead again. I got my GST rebate so that’s good. Something extra to help to my next pay which will be a full one with extra hours on it thank god!

I went to Value Village last night with Erin and actually managed to find something for once. I bought 7 tops for work for $50.00, a little more then $7 a top. They were between $2.99 and $9.99 each. I never find anything there so I was really happy about that. I have s little slide show of the tops below. Sorry about the lighting and quality of the pictures, the lighting in our bedroom is not that great and I was standing on the edge of the bed, hard to keep still.

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I also found an idea for a Halloween costume I love. I just don’t know #1 if I can pull it off and #2 if I would be allowed to wear it to work. I am pretty sure that it would be okay but not 100% sure, so I am going to have to find out what limitations and rules to our costume contest. In 3 years I have never dressed up and participated but this year I really want to. The idea is a Flapper costume similar to this one. I love the 20’s and 30’s. I’m just not sure if the large will fit or if it will look okay on me.

Tomorrow I am going to the Value Village over in Dartmouth as the one here did not have it in large only small, which I definitely would not fit in and then we are going to the Weekend Market again to look around. I am hoping that if the costume does not fit that maybe I can get some other ideas somewhere. Plus I want to see what they have over there.

Sunday Erin and Kristy (my boyfriends sister) and I are going to Mahone Bay for the Scarecrow and Antiques festival as well as the lighting of the pumpkin path. Which is really neat. It’s a path with carved pumpkins up both sides of it, they are all carved differently. I have heard it is really something else to see. Erin went a few years ago and had some really great pictures. So my camera is definitely coming with me and so are extra batteries. I need to get a lense cleaning kit for it first though cause I noticed some finger prints on it.

So all in all it’s going to be a busy weekend. I expect to be able to sleep in both days though. So I am looking forward to that.