On my first day back from Tokyo, David was off, so we went out for dinner. It was really nice~ I had missed him a lot while I was away. We decided to eat that this bakery restaurant in Aeon. They have a bread buffet which is included with your meal. Heaven~~~~ We both got the dinner set which included a started salad and drink bar. I got the beef stroganoff and it was sooo good~ Yummm! And I ate a crap ton on bread too, since it was included and I love bread.
Now, the injections thing was funny. There I was, lying pseudo-upsidedown in the chair and she announced that she was going to start giving me injections. She gave me three. The first went into the front gum, then the back on the roof of my mouth. She informed me that the back one might hurt but it didn't. More a pinch than anything. And then she paused and asked me to make a fist and wiggle my feet. I gave her a confused look, but did as I was told. While I did that she asked me if my pulse felt elevated or if I felt queasy or anything. When I answered that I felt fine she told me to just keep breathing and if I felt sick to raise my left hand so she could call an ambulance. Thanks~ That's exactly what I wanna hear. So, the third injection went right into my tooth, apparently. Don't know how, but ok. And she made sure to inform me that this one had to be done suuuuuper sloooooow. If she just shot it all in at once it would cause me heart palpitations or whatnot and I might have a reaction. Wow. Ok, I didn't need to know that, thanks. So, for about 3 minutes while she's pushing this in, she's asking me to wiggle my hands and feet and breathe and is my pulse normal and do you feel ok and oh, nervousness if fine and let me know if you need an ambulance ok we're done rinse please.
It was intense. So, anywho, she started drilling my tooth away and I have to say that it's the worst smell on the planet. Like burnt spaghetti mixed with cinnamon dolce syrup then burned more. Horrid. This whole time I didn't feel any pain whatsoever. Utako-sensei kept asking me if I was ok and she kept saying that I was doing exceedingly well for a first time root canal-ee. She actually took out the nerve/root whatever without me even noticing. It was crazy. The injections didn't really numb my face, though. It felt like everything in that area was tightened and heavier. Weeeird. Anywho, after all that things got better. She ground down for a while, then announced that she was going to fill it with some yellowish medicine and stopper it with some plastic filling thing and that next time she'd fill it properly, barring any crazy infection. Anywho, she prescribed me some painkillers just in case I felt anything later and sent me on my merry way. And the total cost? 2,400yen for that visit + the medication. Cheeeap~
After getting home that afternoon, I didn't really have any pain. David had wanted to go see Iron Man 3 that night, but when I went to go meet him after work we discovered that the movie wasn't playing at the time we originally thought! It suuucked. And also and this point I was starting to suffer from a bit of a heasdache. So, David indulged me and I grabbed a Starbucks drink. The current seasonal drink is Tiramisu which was yummy! The girls at the Bux all said hello and seemed happy to see me, since I hadn't been in in about 2 months. I told them about my new job and the asked how I'd been. They're so sweet in there~