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« Reply #900 on: March 31, 2009, 03:37:38 PM »

Sounds excellent, Geoff - have a great time!
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« Reply #901 on: April 02, 2009, 06:20:51 PM »

Urf - not looking forward to tomorrow. I'm going to have one of my wisdom teeth extracted. I've got five of the damn things, so I'll be back down to four after this. Perhaps I'll suddenly be normal. scratch

In some ways it's been good that I've been so busy, because I haven't really had time to dwell on it until now, and TBH I'm not sure how I feel about it. In one way I'm dreading it, but in another I'm not that concerned about it. I'm pretty sure I'll be bricking it by the time I actually reach the dental surgery, though. What would be great is if it'd suddenly start hurting tomorrow, so that I'll be glad to get rid of it, and actually look forward to having it yanked out.

Anyway, by this time tomorrow I'll probably still have a numb face from the novacaine (I hate that) and it'll hopefully be all over with - that's assuming the dentist doesn't cock it up.
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« Reply #902 on: April 02, 2009, 10:05:25 PM »

Ooh, good luck with that Ed. Gotta admit, going to the dentist is one of my biggest fears!  undecided
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« Reply #903 on: April 03, 2009, 02:42:40 AM »

Thanks, Angela. When he told me, "I think we'll pull that one out," I nearly said, "You'd better get on and do it now, because you won't get me back, otherwise." grin

I've got too much else to think about to be all that worried about it.
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« Reply #904 on: April 03, 2009, 02:48:37 AM »

Look on the bright side... there has to be a good story in the experience about a rougue (psycho) dentist and a beautiful assistant...

Good luck!

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« Reply #905 on: April 03, 2009, 11:30:12 AM »

I don't think there's much mileage in a story about a red dentist, but thanks for thinking of me. I'm just having my last drool-free cup of tea of this evening, and then I'll be off to have me root tugged. Ooer missus azn
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« Reply #906 on: April 03, 2009, 03:01:35 PM »

Well, that wasn't so bad, actually. He literally injected me, selected the tools he would use, fiddled around a bit, there was a snapping noise, which made me think he'd snapped the root off in my gum and we'd be there for hours, but I was wrong - he'd finished. Good bloke. Job jobbed. I was probably only in there fifteen minutes in total.

The numbness is wearing off now, and it's hurting a bit, but again, not too bad. I've suffered much worse injury before.
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« Reply #907 on: April 03, 2009, 03:36:25 PM »

Glad it went well. Now it's just acase of sitting tight and finding out what wisdom you've lost.
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« Reply #908 on: April 04, 2009, 05:36:54 AM »

Glad it wasn't too bad, Ed. You must be relieved it's all over.

My dentist retired this week. I've been going to him for 16 years, and now I'm going to have to get used to a new dentist.  Cry
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« Reply #909 on: April 04, 2009, 07:27:31 PM »

Sometimes the worst part isn't the act, but the apprehension leading up to it, huh?!  afro
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« Reply #910 on: April 05, 2009, 12:48:30 PM »

Thanks, all.

This was my first proper visit to this dentist - my regular one left the practice and moved away. The new one is South African, and very good. Better than the old one, actually. He was a bit of a knob.

It's been a busy weekend, all told. Tooth out Friday evening. Saturday my wife spots a piano for sale in the local paper, for £120, so I said let's get it for our youngest, because I've been looking for an excuse to buy the electric accoustic for my other nipper, but didn't want to get one something without treating the other the same, so we went and looked at it yesterday evening, gave the guy a deposit, rang a friend to organise a tail lift box van for today, then on the way home stopped into the music shop to buy the electric accoustic for the eldest. Last night went out for the evening to watch comedian Dave Spikey, then on to a friend's birthday party in town. Sank a few brews.

Woke up with a stinking cold today, went and picked up the piano - and boy was that heavy. With the help of the guy who sold it, his son, my brother-in-law and nephew, we managed to set up planks from the back end of the tail lift, straight to his front door at one end of the journey, and straight to our front door at the other, and from there into my nipper's bedroom. Only trouble was the piano wouldn't go through the doorway, so we had to up-end the damn thing. Then we went to watch a daredevil stunt show, featuring monster trucks this afternoon.

Now it's 5:45pm and I'm knackered, ready for work on Monday again rolleyes
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« Reply #911 on: April 09, 2009, 03:11:12 PM »

I never took you for a dental phobic wimp, Ed. Hah. The beasts have had too much of my money already but now I've hardly any that have not been filled at least twice.

I've now returned from my writers week in Cyprus and I enjoyed it muchly. I've written an interim account up in my blog. Between you and me I found last year's Northern Cyprus  trip more eye-opening and perhaps more enjoyable simply because it was more 'foreign'. I can't say I approve of the Turkish government's behaviour over the Kurds or  their mysogenic attitudes (in spite of having a woman political leader) nevertheless, the Turkish Cypriots  were  friendly and I enjoyed more exploring the medieval ruins up there. Having said that I did find a flint tool a  couple of days  ago. The area of Cyprus around Agios Georgios where  we  stayed this year  is mostly limestone and chalk. Flint is often found in that  geology, but the piece I picked  up near a  rough  trail near a cliff looked as if it had been chipped to be a small scraping  tool or a rough arrow head. There's no way of knowing whether it was  made 6000 years ago or last month! I am reminded when as a kid I used to scramble around the Cotswolds and often found the odd arrowhead and old coins. I once took quite an obvious flint arrowhead  to the curator of the Cheltenham museum. He kindly took me the basement and showed me rows of Victorian wooden cabinets. He pulled out a drawer. It was stuffed with envelopes. He opened one and it contained an even more obvious arrowhead. Nevertheless, he  took a new envelope, on it wrote my name, the date and the  grid reference  of my find. Then he stuffed it in with the rest. No doubt it is still there!

I returned to find that my grandson, baby Oliver, has  grown and has more control over his head movements. Gaynor bought him a play mirror and he gurgles and smiles at his reflection. I don't think babies have self awareness but he probably considers the image of humans as  hilarious as  other species probably do! Just wait till he discovers it IS his  own face!

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« Reply #912 on: April 09, 2009, 05:39:17 PM »

I'm not bothered by fillings and stuff like that, but all the people I know who have had wisdom teeth out have bleated about how bad it was. A girl I used to know had to have her jaw dislocated to have hers taken out, and afterwards she looked like she had done five rounds with Mike Tyson. Another guy at work came out with two black eyes from the bruising. Yet another had the roots keep snapping, and ended up in the chair for three hours, had chunks of gum cut away, then had to go to hospital the next day to have the job finished properly. Seemed like every person I mentioned it to had a horror story to tell about it. So yeah, I was apprehensive, but I still went and put myself up for it. I felt quite elated after it was done - dunno what all the fuss is about.

Glad to hear you had a good time, Geoff. Did you get much writing done?

BTW, your input was required in the crit session regarding a sci-fi question while you were away - FTL travel type stuff, etc. I'm sure you would have a point of view on it afro
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« Reply #913 on: April 10, 2009, 05:10:40 AM »

 I had a couple of wisdom teeth pulled out many years ago. The dentist had his knee against my chest and was pulling for all he was worth. It was painful so I bit him. He was a tad pissed off with that.
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« Reply #914 on: April 10, 2009, 06:22:53 AM »

BTW, your input was required in the crit session regarding a sci-fi question while you were away - FTL travel type stuff, etc. I'm sure you would have a point of view on it afro
Please point me at it?

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