Put to Sleep

The view from my ‘horizontal office’

Not everybody can fall asleep while the dentist is working away inside the mouth, but I did. Just fleetingly but my dentist noticed! Just as well I hadn’t told her of my recent ‘fadeouts’, but this was not one of them.

I had hypnotherapy many years ago for relaxation which has come in very handy over the years, including when undergoing the full body scan and the contrast went through so much more easily that the scan finished early.

It has come in handy when taking off and landing on long haul flights when I just chill out and go to sleep until it’s over and we are up in the air or down on the ground.

Any place where I have to sit still and endure I start to tune out and just go into relaxation mode though I am still aware of what is going on around me. There have been a couple of instances well I was just starting to drift off in the waiting room when the doctor called my name just in time lol.

Being full of anaesthetic may have helped today since the dentist was working on two teeth to which to attach a new one in the gap that has been there for a few months. At the moment it is quite annoying and I will spare you the selfie of my new smile.

I am now in my horizontal office (in bed) having done the steps up to the mail boxes and down again and down the steep Hill to meet the taxi, up and down the high flight of shallow steps to the dentist and the short walk from the taxi to home. Not a lot of exercise or walking but I was feeling quite woozy before I left for the dentist so I will just have an hour resting then get up and do something useful.

Before calling my taxiI discovered the Italian deli on the Foreshore near the taxi rank so had a not-very iced coffee that was just right and came with a straw for easier drinking, since half my face was frozen!

The owner in charge was charmingly and Italianly attentive, and by the time my local taxi driver, Geoff, came to the cafe to collect me I had bought a rice,ricotta and spinach thingy that resembled a scotch egg, an amoretti biscuit, a truly decadent chocolate-filled item similar in shape to a sausage roll, plus (drum roll please) a $19 small wedge of proper French brie cheese! I suppose, to be healthy, I should throw it all away and just eat the spinach. As if!

The brie is divine and a little goes a long way but personally I prefer the Aussie King Island cheeses produced near Tasmania.

I have still to fix the link to my last updated post on playing Quirkle. It keeps bringing up the previous post and when I found my way into the permalink and deleted part it saved and disappeared. That is the problem with having trembly fingers once again. Typing is once more very frustrating.

Tomorrow I go to get fitted with a Haltor monitor for 24 hours as the last of my barrage of tests. They are a pig of a thing to sleep in. There have been no urgent callbacks to my doctor’s surgery so the other results must not be worrying them.

Restless legs are really annoying me this afternoon. Have I eaten too much protein and interfered with the Madopar? surely the local anaesthetic  hasnt been absorbed into my system more this time?

My tongue has nowhere to go now the toothless gap has been filled, and that is really bugging me. How will I chew on my walnuts now?

So my cup of coffee ended up costing $41 but my $750 tooth was subsidised by my medical fund so only cost me $250. Plus I dont have to cook my minestrone now till tomorrow, or maybe later tonight for tomorrow. So another good day

Oh whoopee! Just remembered it is Wednesday and ‘Escape to the Chateau’ , my currently favourite programme is on TV at 7.30pm. Now that is worth getting up for.

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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