The Weekend Blog | The dentist from hell
16th July 2016
This week was another rubbish one.
In my last Weekend Blog post I mentioned that I’d been feeling very low, and to be honest, my mood hasn’t really pick up all week.
I had a dentist appointment on Thursday and it was honestly the most horrific dentist appointment of my life; and that is saying something considering I’ve had braces.
It was only the second time I had visited this dental practice. The first time was fine, but on this occasion I saw a different dentist, and I can only think to describe her as brutal.
I only went for a checkup but she poked at my gums so hard until they bled and I cried from the pain. I’ve never had any problems with my gums before, so it made no sense. She was obviously being overly rough.
I could feel panic setting in. I was crying, I was holding my breathe and I was digging my nails into my arms in an attempt to counteract the pain.
I couldn’t look her in the eye when I left, nor the receptionist. I left in floods of tears and had to call my mum to get her to talk me down from a panic attack. All while strangers in the street gave me dirty looks, and one guy even laughed at me.
Needless to say I won’t be going there ever again. I’ve decided to look for another dentist in my area, and I will probably opt for a private one this time around. I used to have a private dentist back home in Shropshire (because I was under 16 and didn’t have to pay anyway!) and I honestly can’t believe there is such a significant difference between a NHS dentist and a private dentist.
I guess you get what you pay for.
Now let’s look on the bright side…
In terms of work, the project I’m working on seems to be picking up now and I feel less stressed about it. There have been a few moments this week when I’ve thought to myself “This is why I love this job.”. Also, I bought my travel insurance for my trip with work to Norway next month and honestly, I’m so bloody excited!
I had a driving lesson yesterday and it was significantly better than the one I had last week. It’s less than 2 months until my test so I’m determined to cram in as many lessons as possible over the next few weeks.
My flatmate from my first year of uni, Sharon, is having a bit of birthday do tonight so Tyrone and I will be heading into the city a little later. It’s at one of my favourite pubs in the city that sells the best beers, so I’m looking forward to trying some more bizarre flavoured beers (I’ll give the chocolate one a miss this time!).
Have a great weekend!
P.S. I baked those cookies in the photo above today. Aren’t they the funniest looking cookies you’ve ever seen?!