Because some kind souls have inquired, here's a very quick update on the teeth situation.
The good news:
*I still have all my teeth (with a caveat, see below)
*I do not have to get a handsome set of false teeth like George's... yet.
*My new dentist is awesome. Two things in life every woman needs: a great OBGYN (or midwife!) and a great dentist.
Here's the bad news:
*I will have to have a tooth extracted within one to five years. (I'm counting on 1 since my "dental luck" is sh!t.)
*I will need an implant, which I've heard is fairly painful. Super...
*It'll cost a small fortune. Maybe we can sell our house and just live in the station wagon. I think it'll fit all of us.
So, there you have it.
A few other things worth mentioning:
*I endured three procedures and the cacophony of multiple drilling instruments for two and a half hours, a "p.r." for me.
*Did I mention that the different sounds of the drills are like a constant scraping of fingernails down the chalkboard, only worse?
*At this point, I can even distinguish the assortment of drill bits by sound. I feel like that should help me win a talent contest.
*I lost all circulation in my hands from squeezing them so hard.