Today, I had a root canal done and made a complete fool of myself crying at the dentist's after it was over! I don't even know why I cried. I have had root canals done, before, and this one didn't hurt all that much, either. But, there I was, crying! I think it was because the dentist said that the root canal will preserve the tooth for another 20 years and I wondered if I'd be alive that long. I have a follow-up appointment in two weeks to complete the root canal. Hopefully, I'll be a little more composed at that appointment!
Anyway, the dentist prescribed an antibiotic and pain medication (prescription strength ibuprofen), so I went directly to the pharmacy to get them filled. Wonder of wonders, they filled them after only a short wait, without any drama! I was told it would be a 30 minute wait. I sat in a chair just outside the door the employees use to go into the pharmacy area (same area where I sat that previous occasion when the 30 minutes wait stretched to a couple of hours!). One of the pharmacy workers who was returning from her break saw me waiting there and asked if I was waiting for a prescription. I said, "Yes" and that it was a new prescription (in case she thought it was a refill and went to look for it in the refills area). About 5 minutes later, she opened the door and told me the prescription was ready! I had barely opened the magazine I had taken off the shelves to look through while I waited!
I had just come home when my half-sister called with the news that the younger of our two surviving brothers had suffered a stroke. He's in hospital, recovering, but they don't know the extent of damage. I will be calling his wife, tomorrow, to get an update.
One never knows what each day holds, or what's in store for us, tomorrow, does one?
Today, I am grateful for:
- Time off from work to attend to my various medical appointments
- Getting the much neglected dental work done
- My half-brother is recovering from the stroke
- Phone calls from aunt and cousin, emails from friends
- Being alive
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?