Monday, 4 May 2009

Less gloom

Momcat's comment on my 'Recidivist' post made me realise that I should be more positive, and I am going to be. I do realise that I my outlook on life has been rather gloomy of late. I have to complain about one thing though. One of my upper molar teeth started disintegrating last week and I phoned the dentist for an appointment. They could only help me on the 6th, but as I did not have any pain, I said it was fine. As I said, we went to visit Lamb's mother - Ewe - who lives in Tappet-Valley (large mining town in the North West Province) this weekend and she babysat Image so that we could go for a meal and a movie. Whilst we were munching our pizza it suddenly felt as if someone put a chisel to my tooth and and gave it a massive bang with a great big hammer. Shock waves of pain originating from the epicentre (broken tooth) radiated through my whole head as Lamb chatted happily away - blissfully unaware of my agony. Only when I uttered a mangled curse, she realised something was wrong. Not wanting to spoil the evening, I had the rest of the meal put in a take-away and we drove back to mother-in-law's house where I raided her considerable pharmacy of painkillers. I made sure that I had a very good coctail of analgesics. I poured a bottle of Image's teething remedy into the hollow tooth, and we rushed back to the cinema, and arrived just in time to still catch the movie. We watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The reviews I read was not so good, but I liked it. Good escapism fun! Wanted to see Slumdog Millionaire - but it didn't show in Tappet-Valley. Glad to see our very own Gavin Hood (of Tsotsi fame) made it as director of a Hollywood feature from a successful franchise such as X-Men. This morning I badgered the dentist's receptionist till she gave me an appointment. The guy did his drilling and injected some sweet relief into the tooth. Now I have to go for a root canal next week...

4 comments:

angel said...

Oh the relief of a shot on a broken tooth... I once thought I was going to die with pain radiating from my shoulder to the top of my head until the dentist injected my tooth and it disappeared.
Glad you're feeling better.

Spear The Almighty said...

Lol! Tappet Valley...

I'm a bit of a girl when it comes too tooth ache. Once broke my front tooth off in a rugby much. I looked like a hillbilly but the pain, oh the damn pain! Luckily Igot it crowned that same afternoon at the only bloody dentist that was open on a Saturday afternoon in the whole Western Cape. In Kuilsriver of all places and the guy did a excellent job.

elizabethnoire said...

That happened to me once, except I was north of Gatsonderend or something in the N. Cape, shooting in the desert and I my tooth broke on scrambled egg. Then you really know it was in bad shape. Fortunately it was not in the front of my mouth, and even more fortunately I had a root canal (did I just call that fortunate?) on the same one a few weeks earlier, so... no pain, no embarassment until I could make it to the dentist in Cape Town a few days later. Sorry for the pain. It is completely depressing. Saw Wolverine today. Cool flick.

Spear said...

Hey you 3 - glad to see I'm not the only one..