You know what’s worth being grateful for?
Getting over something you’ve been dreading.
You know what I was sweating over today?
My annual dentist visit.
Now, I’m not like one of those people who are scared of the dentist, nah. I’m committed to my once yearly check-up, but it’s what happens in the check-up that has me counting down the days, hours, minutes, ’til I walk out their door thinking “see you next year!”
It’s the clean. Oh God, the CLEAN.
Some years, it’s not bad. Last year, it was painful. Like the way the dentist goes around each tooth, right on the gum, and it feels so sensitive, to the point that on some visits, I’ve actually had to go “ow.” Like I had to let him know, this bloody hurt.
I would honestly rather be poked and prodded in other areas (and ladies you can read between the lines here) than get my teeth cleaned. Those roughly 3 minutes, oh my God, countdown from hell.
I braced myself today, and I tricked myself into being brave. Like I’ve had to say to myself before, I said today “you are not here. You are dreaming.”
These are the wild tactics I employ to not freak out.
And, I got through! More, if wasn’t even that bad! No pain!
Oh man. The relief is immense. I messaged Hubbie immediately afterwards telling him I survived, then I got a big coffee and cookie at a nearby cafe to celebrate, lol.
Little things. Little things. 🤦♀️😉😉🤣🤣