So after an examination, it was decided that some of the little ‘quirky’ issues that have increasingly begun to bother me could be easily fixed with a set of shiny braces and about 12 months in treatment.
So…when do we start?
Well, you see it’s not that easy…I mean I have a lifestyle, a diet that I really really enjoy…and ulcers…I hear you get lots of ulcers and I am one of those poor unfortunates who has contemplated in the past that I may have intermittent scurvy due to the severity, quantity and endurance of the mouth ulcers I develop. Of course when I stop brushing my teeth as if I am scrubbing paint off a brick wall I do create fewer ulcers.
Brushing my teeth…urg there is another problem. I HATE the ideas of a 3 times a day brush…I brush once and do a damn good job of it at night so my gums are usually still too shell shocked after having only been sand blasted about 5 hours earlier to cope with a morning brush as well…besides I drink a coffee on the way to work and that would taste like bleh if I brushed after brekky.
I love to chew gum…oh no…..no gum either? Apples? Almonds? It’s summer, what about Sunny boys? Ice blocks? A crusty roll…mmmm….and snickers bars….oh yeah….what…No, no, no, no, no & an emphatic no?
Well you know…I’m not sure just how much those teeth bother me, you know if I don’t smile really big and look at people at the same time I think I can get away with it….
My husband’s contribution to the decision was of course was totally supportive. “I don’t mind if you don’t have straight teeth, but if it will make you happy then you should do it…” Make me happy? Is the man on drugs…it’s gonna be pain and suffering and dietary changes….happy? Without chocolate?….pffttttt!!!!!!
OK, so lets do the records appointment then…no harm in going that far at least and having some more thinking time.