Busy bee on a sunny Saturday

Written on March 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm
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Today seemed fairly short, which was good and bad. Good because it felt like the day went by quickly and that I did a lot. Bad because it’s the weekend and who ever wants the weekend to go by quickly?

I got my stitches removed at the dentist, it was a very quick procedure (maybe ~3 minutes!) but I had to wait about 15 minutes for the dentist to be done with his other patient before getting to me. But luckily, it wasn’t too long before he was done just snipping and pulling the stitches out before telling me that I was good to go and that all I had to do was continue to rinse with salt water for about another week or two and then it should be fine. Still doing pretty okay in terms of chewing, but still nothing too solid because I can’t use my back molars too much yet (no pain in general, but if I accidentally clamp down on food over the healed incision sites, it’s a world of pain for me).

Also visited the other medical professional that I’ve visited so far in the last few weeks (in just under 3 weeks, I’ve visited the dentist 3 times, optometrist 2 times and family doctor once), my optometrist. But no big deal, I was just picking up my new glasses and he was telling me to walk in a straight line and making sure that the lenses were centred correctly for my eyes. Nice thing is that this time I got a new case! Last time, I got my glasses at a place that didn’t give me a case when I got my new glasses, which was disappointing because I always need somewhere to put my old pair. But because my prescription didn’t change (I got new ones because my old ones had a few scratches that were making it a *bit* blurry), I can still use both pairs and I’m planning on doing that (the old pair comes with magnetic clip-on sunglasses attachment, the new ones don’t).

My sisters and I went to the thrift store…. I went with the full intention of only looking through the books, toys and glassware (looking for Pyrex prints in good condition – I found one that was in the print that I wanted, but it was so scratched up that it was just not worth it). I ended up going through racks of sweaters, in hopes of finding something good to take apart for the yarn (didn’t find anything nice that wasn’t acrylic) and I ended up with a new hoodie. My sisters both thought it was the most busy-looking hoodie that they’ve ever seen, but I like it. I’ll take a photo of it after it gets cleaned in the wash, but it’s green and the print all over it is of sketches and doodles. I’m quite infatuated with the print. Photos to follow soon! It’s a bit big on me, but it’s a hoodie so I don’t care too much.

My parents commented on the fact that I’ve gone to so many medical professionals lately… And to be fair, it is the most I’ve ever gone to see doctors in such a short period of time. I mean, I went to the dentist three times in under 3 weeks (twice for teeth extraction, once for final removal of stitches!) but it’s just so many. The receptionist totally knows me by face and name now. She looked up and just went “Michelle! How are you today?” without even looking down to see the schedule list or asking me who I was. Gah… Clearly, I go to the dentist too often. When I went back to the optometrist today because both of my sisters had appointments, there was nothing to indicate to him that I was supposed to even be there (no appointment made, since I was just picking up my new glasses) and he goes “Hey Michelle, here to pick up your glasses?” <- That coming from a man that I see once every two years. Or maybe I’m just amazed that they can remember my name because I can barely remember the names of people that I’m supposed to know. Just the other day, I called one of my TAs by the wrong name and I see her 4 times a week! That might be it.

Questions for you:

  1. Do you ever go shopping in thrift stores? (If yes, what sort of things do you look for?)
  2. Do you wear glasses or contacts? If no, do you need them?
  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and someone came along and offered you one of two desserts (coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie), which would you choose and why?

My answers:

  1. Yup. I look for doll clothes/accessories (sometimes get lucky with things that fit Blythe), Pyrex (especially in prints that I want) and clothes (sweaters for the yarn, clothes for myself).
  2. I wear glasses. I’ve considered contacts, but insurance wouldn’t cover all of it ($200 for 2 years).
  3. Coconut cream pie. Because I had a small slice of both tonight (lol) and I liked that one better.

5 Responses to “Busy bee on a sunny Saturday”

  1. Georgina says:

    The stitches just sound really painful. Especially in the mouth. :O With any teeth I lost growing up, I was way too scared to chew anywhere near the space my new tooth would be growing in – I knew it would be painful.

    Both my mum and brother have glasses but when they get a new pair they don’t always get a new case. But they have a few at home anyway. My mum is more interested in the glasses than the case… 😛

    I’m not really into hoodies. I’ve had a few, but the last ones I bought happened to be over three years ago. I have bought a dress with a little hood but not an actual hoodie. I don’t really like them. 😛

    I visited the orthodontist every month when I had my braces, and I still go there every now and then to check up on my retainer. My orthodontist remembers my name. O_O; He even asks me how I’m going after I haven’t seen him for a year. Dx

    1. Do you ever go shopping in thrift stores? (If yes, what sort of things do you look for?)
    Yes… though we don’t call them thrift stores here. I usually look for records/vinyl.
    2. Do you wear glasses or contacts? If no, do you need them?
    No. I got a checkup a few months ago. My mum was shocked that my vision was perfect… the guy who checked my eyes said that my eyes weren’t bad at all. My mum’s always suspected my eyes would need vision correction.
    3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and someone came along and offered you one of two desserts (coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie), which would you choose and why?
    Chocolate cream pie. Allergic to coconuts. ;_;

  2. Kristi says:

    Im dreading getting my wisdom teeth taken out. They have given me alot of problems since they started coming up. They go up and down and its painful. Right now I think theyre all up /crosses fingers, so maybe I wont have to get them removed. Kudos to you for going through all of that! Thats harsh.
    I need to go see a dentist. I have one tooth that’s really bad (I havent been since I was 17..) and the back has a big cavity which is causing the tooth to rot a bit, there to be a sharp point, and me not to be able to use that tooth for eating. Bah..

    Family doctor.. everything alright?

    Do you ever go shopping in thrift stores? (If yes, what sort of things do you look for?)
    – I love thrifting! I mostly go for clothing. If I need something specific though, I go there first to see if I cna get them,

    Do you wear glasses or contacts? If no, do you need them?
    – Glasses. Theyre thick-black framed.

    If you were stranded on a deserted island and someone came along and offered you one of two desserts (coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie), which would you choose and why?
    – Chocolate cream by. Aside from not liking coconut, I would assume the island I am on has coconuts and that I’d be sick of em.

  3. Caity says:

    Wow that is a lot to go see a bunch of doctors in a short time. Whenever I am on a kick of making appointments, I always make them all at once, too, and I always regret it.

    1. Do you ever go shopping in thrift stores? (If yes, what sort of things do you look for?)
    Yes! Clothes, books, anything that catches my eye!

    2. Do you wear glasses or contacts? If no, do you need them?
    I have both and I wear both about equally.

    3. If you were stranded on a deserted island and someone came along and offered you one of two desserts (coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie), which would you choose and why?
    Well I probably couldn’t have either as cream isn’t vegan. Assuming that both pies are vegan, though, I’d choose the coconut because I absolutely loooooove coconut. (I’ve had coconut cream pie made with coconut milk!)

  4. Jeanine says:

    Ah doctors!! sounds like my house and all the appt we all have! :/

    1. Yes! I love thrift stores. I always go to look for expensive kids clothes and I always find amazing finds. People are amazed at what I come home with. Expensive brand name kids clothes for soo cheap and you’d never know they were used.

    2. I don’t. And I really think I should make an appt to see if I need glasses, I suffer from migraines a lot and I think that has a lot to do with it.

    3. I’d choose the chocolate cream pie. I don’t like coconut and I’m a HUGE chocolate freak! 😀

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