Doctor and Dental update

Further to my last post about my blood test, I was relieved to get an email from my GP to say they could use the bloods missed by the courier after all. So, I didn’t have to face the trauma of a blood test today. That was certainly welcome news. I still had an appointment with the doctor, but being only for renewal of prescriptions, so that was pretty low stress.

The second joy I wasn’t looking forward to was going to the Dentist. I have always hated going to the Dentist, with good reason. I have very sensitive teeth and have to have an injection before they can even clean my teeth. The problem also, is that one injection doesn’t do the trick. She must have had to do the injection at least three times before I wasn’t in pain.

One thing I haven’t had happen before, which is maybe a Parkies thing is that I found my left leg twitching during the process. My left side is my Parkies side. I admit I was anxious – due to the numbing not working properly – so maybe it was my body reflecting my anxiousness by twitching? Luckily, it wasn’t too bad and I am not at the stage where I have much in the way of tremors. Still, it was disconcerting to have this new twitchy feeling in my leg.

So, now I sit here with a numb face waiting for it all to wear off. I also have to see the Dentist in six weeks time and have to have a full x-ray at a Radiologist. I have gum disease and there is some question about whether I get to keep my teeth, so that’s another stress – and cost – in my life I could do without!

Oh, well, such is life! It’s not been a great couple of days, I must admit. Hopefully, the weekend will be better!

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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