Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Another visit to the Dentist

Yes, it was that time again. My visit to the dentist where one hand is in my mouth while the other is in my pocketbook.  It isn't as bad as I made it sound. I have an excellent dentist, and I wouldn't be with him after 10-20 years or so if he weren't worth every cent I pay him.

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The only definite thing I had on my calendar for today was my dental visit. The doctor prefers an aggressive schedule for me, as I tend to start having problems if periodic cleaning isn't done often. So I put up with this schedule, and the resulting drain on my finances.

Although I woke up with more than enough time for the dental visit, I was still feeling tired when I got to the office down the hill. I had gotten into a severe sneezing fit before I got dressed, and it continued up to the point where I went to the dentist. Could I be coming down with a cold?  Who knows?  But I must have gone through half a box of tissues.

When I got to the dentist, there was a new receptionist behind the desk. She mentioned that the doctor is digitizing all the old records, including those from the doctor who formerly owned the practice. Eventually, I was greeted by the dental hygienist who got me ready for my teeth to be worked on.  While setting things up, she mentioned that one of her friends was a F2M transgender. I made a mental note to show her some pictures when she was finished with my mouth.

Marian at Wedding Marian at Diner

Marian at Pat's Marian with Meg

I showed her the picture of me in the blue dress above, and she had a hard time figuring out why I showed her the picture. And then I said it was me, and she was dumbfounded. She was impressed by my presentation. She didn't get the joke regarding the picture taken with Meg, as she didn't recognize James T. Kirk's opening of Star Trek (The Original Series).

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Just as I was going to show her some better pictures, the doctor came in and I had to put my cell phone away.  Hopefully, I'll get the chance to talk with her again the next time I go in for teeth cleaning.

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Once I was done with the dentist, I went home to relax.  Once I finished with lunch, I fell asleep for a couple of hours.  What I didn't know was that GFJ was having a similar nap, as she had her dentist visit and also fell asleep as soon as she got home. Later in the evening we had the chance to chat, and our Thanksgiving schedules got firmed up. However, next week's schedule is still up in the air until I hear back from Mercy College.  GFJ didn't invite me to be with her in Lake George until after this past week's speech therapy session.  Not knowing whether I can change the next meeting to its make up date, I can't give her a commitment for the weekend. So I'll likely have to wait until next Monday before I can give her a final answer.  AARGH!

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