Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pain, Pain, Go Away...

I despise going to the dentist. In fact, there is probably nothing in life that terrifies me more. It starts the moment you sit in the chair and they tell you they’re just going to give you a quick shot that will numb your mouth. They make you believe that this little shot is no big deal, and it’s really all downhill from there. For starters, I don’t know about you but that shot hurts! So you’re already starting off in a bad place. After that, you aren’t supposed to feel any pain and everything is supposed to be easy as pie. Well, years and years ago I had an experience where that wasn’t the case and it has fueled my fear of Novocain and it’s abilities ever since.

Today I’m headed to the doctor to get a Novocain shot and I’m not feeling all that great about it. In fact, I’m a little bit fearful that after it’s all said and done, I’m still going to feel pain. But instead of the shot being in my mouth, this time it will be in my ankle. The doctor felt that something he saw on the MRI might be causing me pain, but he’s not very certain. So he will numb it, I’ll go jump at practice, and hope I don’t feel any pain. If I don’t, that means I have at least figured out where the pain is originating from and that is half the battle. If I do though, it’s going to be just like the dentists visit all over again

7 comments:

AmandaEbokosia.COM said...

Hey Brianna,

After going to the dentist a few years ago to remove a wisdom tooth, I understand where you're coming from--in regards to the pain. My advice is to not anticipate pain so it won't be as bad. My brother just told me today that he was going to the dentist for a routine check-up for a root canal *ouch*. Your post reminds me that I am long overdue in scheduling an appointment myself. Good luck with practice <3

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~Ae

Dust said...

I just had two of my wisdom teeth removed last week & I'm still in pain! I had some heavy handed dds that was terrible! He just jammed the needle in my gums & the laughing gas wasn't strong enough! I kept telling him I was in pain but the stupid nurse thought I was just feeling "pressure" & not pain. I'll be leaving my other two teeth in place.

Back to your post, good luck with a shot in the ankle, I know that's going to hurt. After the shot it should all be mental. Yes it will be painful but you have to train your mind to ignore the pain. It takes practice but works. Good Luck

Dust said...

I just had two of my wisdom teeth removed last week & I'm still in pain! I had some heavy handed dds that was terrible! He just jammed the needle in my gums & the laughing gas wasn't strong enough! I kept telling him I was in pain but the stupid nurse thought I was just feeling "pressure" & not pain. I'll be leaving my other two teeth in place.

Back to your post, good luck with a shot in the ankle, I know that's going to hurt. After the shot it should all be mental. Yes it will be painful but you have to train your mind to ignore the pain. It takes practice but works. Good Luck

Dust said...

I just had two of my wisdom teeth removed last week & I'm still in pain! I had some heavy handed dds that was terrible! He just jammed the needle in my gums & the laughing gas wasn't strong enough! I kept telling him I was in pain but the stupid nurse thought I was just feeling "pressure" & not pain. I'll be leaving my other two teeth in place.

Back to your post, good luck with a shot in the ankle, I know that's going to hurt. After the shot it should all be mental. Yes it will be painful but you have to train your mind to ignore the pain. It takes practice but works. Good Luck

Bianca said...

Worth it.

Your grill is now beautiful and so will your skinny, little ankle :)

Truth hurts. So do shots.

Jennie Finch said...

Hope it went well, Bri! Good luck!!! xo

anonymousnupe said...

So what happened with the ankle and practice? The suspense is killing me!