Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kicking and screaming

Tomorrow I am scheduled to go to the dentist and I'm having a hard time getting to sleep.  I hate the dentist and honestly I'm deathly afraid!  While waiting for my son to finish his dentist appointment a couple of weeks ago, I thought about the last time I went for a check-up.  Honestly, the last time I sat in that death trap of a chair was while I was pregnant 8 years ago.  8 freaking years ago!!! 

But doesn't this represent the cycle of my life?  I haven't taken care of my teeth, my body, my mind, my heart, my soul, my everything.  The factor that hit me the hardest was how can I be a role model to my kids about respecting their bodies if I don't even respect mine. 

I'm going to drag myself the dentist, even if I'm mentally kicking and screaming, but this is one major step that I'm taking in order to better care for myself.  Here's hoping the dentist is understanding about my lack of dental care and fear of his instruments of doom.


Trish said...

Girl, I know what you mean. My teeth is just one of many things I've "let go."

I don't think he's gonna yell at ya or anything for not taking care of your teeth. I always imagine mine smirking as he's working on mine and thinking to himself, "Yeah, keep on not taking care of your teeth! This'll take care of my next set of golf clubs." (Insert evil laugh.)

Get you some of that "happy" gas if they offer it to ya and you'll be fine.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh hon, I'd rather go to the gynocologist every day for a month than go to the Dentist ONE day. I hate it too. Sending a ton of positive vibes your way! *HUGS*

Leslie said...

Good for you for taking care of yourself. I'm in total agreement with you...I HATE the dentist. I agree with Stephanie above...rather the Gyn a thousand times to one dental visit. Siigh. But we need to take care of our teeth and gums. Good luck -

Anonymous said...

Hope it all went well.

MB said...

I've been living in that same cycle of not taking care of my teeth, my body, my mind, my heart, my soul, my everything. It's time we break out of this cycle, huh?

Good luck at the dentist. I have been putting off major (EXPENSIVE) dental work for a couple of years now and I know it doesn't get better with time.

Michelle said...

You can do it! :)

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