This week I am having major dental work, a colonoscopy, acupuncture and blood work! Yes, all in one fun-filled week! I made my colonoscopy appointment a couple of months ago and then my Rheumatologist told me that I could only have dental work done when my immunosuppressant drug was at it’s weakest, which is this week.
Tomorrow I am getting six old mercury fillings replaced plus one cavity filled. Next month I must have the other side done. I really don’t know what I am in for but I got a little alarmed when I saw this tweet last week from
@phatmommy: Had mercury filling replaced. Dentist & nurse wore masks, looked like hazmat team. For bit of mercury that’s been in my mouth for 30 years?
@mamasick: @phatmommy I need 12 filings replaced! All mercury. Not b/c of that but b/c they are so old. God help me!
@phatmommy: @mamasick I will just say one thing. NOT FUN.
So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, you know why! I think people who are chronically ill really rail at God and the Universe when they need something normal done like dental work or get something common like a really bad cold. On top of everything else I need this?