Dentist Debacle

Well...I went to my dear dentist's office yesterday. No one likes going to the dentist, but I found a new dentist here in Nash and I really don't mind him or his staff. I mean no one enjoys sticking needles or drills near their faces, right? But this staff is super nice so it lessens the misery slightly. Also, the thing I discovered last time at my dentist visit is that they give you this little magical potion called nitrous oxide...which makes you feel like you are flying in a magical land of bliss...except it kind of makes me feel queasy--which I also discovered the last time I visited.

So, yesterday I went back and before he started I explained that I didn't really love the queasy feeling I got from the nitric oxide. He promised they would monitor me closely and he went ahead with it (you know where this story is going...)

There I was--off in la-la-land listening to Patty Griffin on my iPod--with this in/over my mouth:

This is a weird/new contraption that they put over your mouth to make sure nothing foreign falls down your throat, etc. So there I was, feeling saucy from the awesome drugs they gave me, listening to good music...AND THEN...

I push pause and try talking to my dentist "I don't feel good, I feel like I am gonna throw up." He's all precious and older and like okay...and then...

I throw up all over myself.

But if we remember to reference the lovely contraption they put in my mouth to keep things from falling down my throat...

...that also means that nothing could come up from my throat....yes...it was one of my most claustrophobic moments ever and I was throwing up with this thing covering my MOUTH!

So there's my embarrassing story of the week. The nurse-helper-assistant girl said she'd never seen a more graceful puker. Haha...I think she was trying to make me feel better....I politely excused myself and went to the bathroom to remove the throw-up from my shirt, neck, pants and shoulder....

The WORST part of the whole thing is that because of my little puking incident, he didn't get to do what he was supposed to do so now I have to go back :( Boooo.....

Alright--sorry for my gross puking story....

Until next time.

-kate