I cried. I did, I couldn't help it because my frustration was so great. I hate to cry, especially in public. But R and I went out for lunch before doing some much needed grocery shopping. Halfway through lunch my crown fell off AGAIN. This time however, I swallowed it.
I am tellin ya this stuff ALWAYS happens on the weekend. I don't understand why it fell off again. I was careful and followed all the instructions last time to the letter.
I called the on call dentist who wasn't even remotely concerned and said he had been going without a crown on his for a year and a half...as if that would make me feel better.
Then he said; "maybe you will find it." I said; "oh no, I swallowed it." He said "yes I know"....*insert look of utter horror here*
Now like any artist I can get very messy sometimes. But messy is not the same as dirty. I live wayyy across the border in OCD land about being dirty. I even used a spoon to make mud pies as a kid so I didn't have to touch the dirt. I am nearly hermetically clean all the time. I have spent literally years developing ways to make the bears look old and dirty that is absolutely non toxic and completely irrevocably clean.
The thought of what he was suggesting was more than my brain could begin to process. I didn't even know what to say...I think it was something like "eeeeewwwwwohhhhhhhnoooooo" that faded off into a silent scream while my brain just shut down. He may as well have just suggested I drink a nice glass of iced sewer water. I know they would sterilize it, I know it's going to cost a fortune for a new one...and I don't care. NOTHING that has passed through my system is ever going back in my mouth, and that's that! There isn't enough boiling water and bleach in the world.
But since I know they will have to make a new one, that probably means everything I will be eating for the rest of the week will be sucked through a straw. I am so sad because R was going to make his famous BBQ chicken for Memorial Day. Ok well it's not famous...but it's so good it should be. Instead I will be having a nice can of microwavable tomato soup. I think I am going to go cry again.
I will still be making my announcement tonight though. Until then...K.