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Thread: Small steps

  1. #1
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    Jul 2003
    , , United Kingdom.

    Small steps

    I haven't been to the dentist for about 5 years, I'm ashamed to say [:I]

    It's the "stuck in the chair can't escape" thing that I can't cope with.

    I've been having problems with a loose tooth for about 3 months now, awful pain etc. On Friday, a lump appeared on the gum and I knew I had to seek help!

    Mark said he would come with me so I booked an emergency appointment on Saturday for 3.15pm. I knew I would pay more on a weekend but I had decided I was going and there was no putting it off.

    Anyway, the dentist was lovely. I explained how I felt and everything and he was great. He said the tooth was absessed and would have to come out. He tried to take an x ray with a thing pushed in my mouth, but I kept gagging so he did a full x ray instead. He numbed my mouth and just kind of took the tooth out! I'm ashamed to say I then started crying [:I][:I][:I], I think it was just the relief.

    Anyway, he says I have got gum disease and have to have 3 more teeth out and some false ones fitted! All due to me not having been to him in so long.

    I know though that I will be much more confidant getting the rest of the work done and not quite such a nervous wreck.

    I've also booked an eye test for myself for next Friday, so I really feel as if I'm getting some long neglected things sorted out.

    I'm very proud of myself!!!

    Kate x

    "Everybody's changing and I don't feel the same"

  2. #2
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    Oct 2006
    , , United Kingdom.
    Woo Woo Kate

    Well done, I know what you mean about dentists, but the guy I see is pretty good at calming me.

    Take care


    What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?

  3. #3
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    Jun 2006
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    Well done Kate, I recently had a wisdom tooth taken out.
    Not a hospital job, it was all so easy, our fears are often worse than the reality.


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2006
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    Well Done Kate you did good. Hope your very proud with yourself. xx

    Take Care


  5. #5
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    Apr 2005
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    Kate you have every reason to feel very very very proud of yourself - well done hun, I can imagine how hard that was for you!!!

    Love Piglet xx

    "Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?" said Piglet.
    "Supposing it didn't," said Pooh after careful thought.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2005
    , , United Kingdom.
    So well done, Kate, says someone who can't handle the dentist with this anxiety either.

    When the stresses of Christmas are over, perhaps I'll go for that filling I need [xx(]

    Take Cate and give yourself a pat on the back!


    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
    ~Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers

  7. #7
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    Oct 2004
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    A big well done mate and so you should be proud of yourself you did great.

    I'm proud of you


    Trac xx

    'Live your life with arms wide open, today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten'

  8. #8
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    Mar 2004
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    WELL DONE Kate I'm so proud hun! You did GREAT! [Wow!]

    Take Care,

    Good Luck with the eye test it should be a piece of cake after that mate.[Yeah!]

    Take Care,

    Love Pip's X X X X


  9. #9
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    Aug 2004
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    [Wow!][Wow!] How fab it that Kate, you did just great. You have every right to be proud of yourself.

    I don't like dentist myself, not been in a long time, I do fear the dentist but I also fear all the money it may cost me for not going for soooo many years.

    You did great Kate, WELL DONE

    You take care


  10. #10
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    Apr 2003
    , , United Kingdom.

    Blimey that was very brave of you mate.

    So pleased you did it and coped and survived.



    People will forget what you said
    People will forget what you did
    But people will never forget how you made them feel

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