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Author Topic: My Day... At the Dentist  (Read 4567 times)

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Offline Life

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My Day... At the Dentist
« on: August 31, 2006, 07:52:11 PM »
Well I have a new girl who cleans my teeth... I knew this was coming up.  My old Hygienists retired.   Now I gota go through the hole disclosure thing again..   NOT!  It was wonderful, she is about 25 years old and she was all about "touch" and eye contact.  She wanted to know how I was adjusting to living with hiv and she knew my whole story about being positive.  She made me feel human...  AND I HATE DENTISTS!   The doc came in to finalize my mouth and also was all touching me shoulder and stuff then advised me that I have a wisdom tooth that needs to come out in the next month... He said you can wait, but by then it will become oral surgery but right now,  Ill just "rip it out for yas".  You know what?  I am not scared about the "riping and pulling and blood spurting" like I woulda been a year ago..  I scheduled this appointment and I am not even nervous...   WOW WEEE...

One day,  I wish I could have my teeth cleaned and have blood drawS done so as just to get it all done at the same time...  What would that be a HIVDDS Doc??  I wonder if there is such a thing?

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 08:37:35 PM »
Hello Eric,

Glad to hear that everything went well at the Dentist. I don't know if you remember George Carlin. He is a comedian ( with quite a differant style of humor). I remember him saying in one of his skits, you can tell how good your dentist is, by the amount of blood in his hair!! :o :o

Take care------Ray
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

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Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 08:39:24 PM »
YAY!!! :D:D

COOL DENTIST!!!!!

Alex
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Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
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Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
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Offline ImagineFL

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 10:02:16 PM »
Dentist... oh how I dislike them.   :(

The last dentist I went too (when I first moved to Tampa)... I disclosed my status on the paperwork I filled out.  When I went back to sit in the chair in this open room with cubicles (other patients and anyone could see me), my chart was sticking on the wall.  Standing out on the chart in big RED letters was a sticker that simply said:  AIDS.

I never went back and vowed that I will never disclose again to a dentist.  After all, thats why they wear gloves.

Glad you found a good one... send him and her my way!

Patsy

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 10:41:06 PM »
This is all too funny...  I went to the Dentist today, had a totally new hygienist and I have to have my wisdom teeth out in a month.  I was impressed by the way the new hygienist handled it all, especially with the HIV.  As I was sitting drinking a beer tonight, I thought I'd call in tomorrow to give her a compliment.  And then I read this post..  I'm totally going to call now.

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 10:42:11 PM »
Um, Eric...  You should be looking forward to the Vicodin.   ;D

Offline Life

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2006, 10:47:16 PM »
aaaggrrrrrrrhhhggg...... Vicodin.....  "Rip, rip, rip,  rip it out.  Be gone you, you molar from hell".

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Offline franfrog

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 10:55:32 PM »
Ahhhh vicodin.  My mother in law gets those by the bottle of 90 with refills.  Who needs to go through the damn pain of a molar out. ;D
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Offline Blixer

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006, 11:08:57 PM »
Sounds like a good experience Eric.  You guys have such good things there in Colorado... great doctors, great dentists, etc.....    I'm envious....       I took out the dental insurance at work this year.  Mine becomes effective tomorrow.  So in 2 weeks I"m headed in to see what needs to be done.  I may be right behind you with getting that wisdom tooth ripped out.  Good luck!  Lead the way for me again my friend!!!

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2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
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Offline ImagineFL

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 11:16:09 PM »
I've been on vitamin "V" since 1986... I get them in bottles of 100 with three refills.  I love my doctor!   ;D

Patrick

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 11:20:25 PM »
Patsy!  100 pills?!?!  Do you even know what your doctor looks like?? One giant mass of gew that writes Px's??? lol :D

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2006, 11:25:18 PM »
LMAO @ Eric

Vicodin is candy... I take one twice a day with my meds.  When I am in real pain, then I switch to Vitamin "O" and "M".

I've been taking these since 1996 when I broke my back in a car accident...  If I didn't take them, I would walk all hunched over like a Neanderthal rather then the débutante that I am.   :-*

Love ya!
Patsy

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006, 11:28:27 PM »
Oh but thats fine then....  Chow down!!

Does your doctor sorta look like?

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2006, 11:33:24 PM »
Oh Eric... where do you come up with these pictures so quick!  Thank you for making me laugh and smile over the past few days.   :-*

Patrick

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2006, 11:38:17 PM »
Patsy - Cause I wuv ya.. ;)

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2006, 11:50:54 PM »
Love you more! 

Offline Life

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2006, 11:54:08 PM »
Did I see you last night at BJ's singing some Streisand tunes or was it my Paxil playing with me??

How do you do the luscious lips??  You bastard!

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2006, 11:57:55 PM »
Of course... I came on stage just after you!   8)


Offline Life

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2006, 12:02:15 AM »
oK OK,  You can have anyting you want but quit torturing me! ;D

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2006, 12:04:05 AM »
Hello Eric, it is Eldon.

Good to hear that you and your new dentist got along so well today. I too had my wisdom tooth pulled a few months back. All she said (my dentist) was open wide and before I could have the first thought cross my mind she had took it out with ease. Thankfully there was none of the blood gushing out and stuff.


Have the BEST Day.

Offline Life

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2006, 12:07:08 AM »
Eldon I hope its that easy... I have never been drilled and never had a cav... So this is new territory for me...  But what the hell...  Just do it...

Love Ya Hon!

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2006, 08:11:55 AM »
MSpspud and Eric...Maybe you both can get a two for one special some where, then go and party with imagineFL Wow that could be fun! ::)

Just a thought!
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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2006, 08:22:05 AM »
MSpspud and Eric...Maybe you both can get a two for one special some where, then go and party with imagineFL Wow that could be fun! ::)

Just a thought!

I like the way Jeffry thinks...  Skip the bubbles in bama and come get some floride in Florida!


Offline angels4kelly

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2006, 08:34:24 AM »
Hey Eric & MSspud,
I wish ya' the best of luck with having those wisdom teeth yanked!
I hate going to the dentist! That's why I'd be nervous.
The fact that the Vicodin come afterwards always helps SO much ;D

I'm sure you'll both be just fine ;)

Peace,
Kelly
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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2006, 04:08:23 PM »
WOW...!!!! I can't believe that all you guys have such easy access to a Dentist! Do yourself a favor and AVOID moving to Atlanta....I've been trying to find a Dentist/Dental Clinic for at least 6 months...Most will either not accept Medicaid, or are horribly overbooked with a FLOOD of patients to see.....The only way to see a Dentist is to go to Grady Hospital, which is the State ran system for the poor, uninsured etc....and be willing to sit for HOURS AND HOURS in a vain hope that you can be seen that day....Grady Hospital also has an Infectious Disease Clinic located in another area....which is said to be good....as long as you don't mind being herded like cattle through the system there...and don't mind people in hand cuffs and leg chains accompanied by various Police officiers ......ALL IN THE SAME WAITING ROOM!  The "IDC" has a Dental Clinic....but you MUST be a patient of the IDC physicians in order to gain access....

     Prior to being approved for Medicaid and SSI, I HAD TO GO THERE....YUCK!! I had a DENTAL EMERGENCY and was told that the next availiable appointment was 3 (three) months in the future...When I asked what I was supposed to do until then...I was Told to take IBUPROPHEN and WAIT......

     SIGH.....!!! That was 10 years ago....and nothing has changed to this day....... So count your blessings fellows....!

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2006, 04:49:54 PM »
Dare I speculate that this dentist office has no elevator? *maniacal laugh*

How timely is your post. I have a visit scheduled on September 11. And, like you, I will be breaking in a new hygenist. I hope all goes as well for me as your visit did. I'm in the frame of mind, though, where I don't suffer fools so if they get my nose outta joint, I'll be rather vocal as I exit.

Best wishes for the pending rip and pull!

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2006, 05:28:20 PM »
I get it....  Your rubbing my nose in my elevator situation.... Ha Ha Ha... I did not eat prior to my visit... Its an impossibility!!!  hehehehe.... I just figure now a days that something has to be pulled or removed or replaced sooooo anyway... 

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2006, 06:00:40 PM »
You can spank me after my visit. I'm sure the dentist will find something he can charge me for once the hygienist finishes with me. All those years of oral fixation are starting to catch up to me :)

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Re: My Day... At the Dentist
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2006, 08:30:58 PM »
Glad you had a good experience with your hygenist. Mine with a new hygenist (but old dentist) was not so good. She asked me how long I've been positive and when I told her I was diagnosed two years ago, she said something to the effect of "how could anyone be so stupid to get infected these day?." As if I had tried to get infected. I almost jumped from the chair but didn't want to cause a scene. I'm going to have a conversation with my dentist about it.

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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2006, 08:57:54 PM »
Eric, the tooth will be out of your mouth before you know it. Just Do It!




Have the BEST Day!

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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2006, 10:55:11 AM »
Eldon, I am writing the screenplay in my mind already about how this upcoming day will unfold..  I can see a room full of about 5 doctors, the room is blood red (not from me).  There are 20 instraments stuck in my mouth,  IV bottles in both arms.... You get the picture?? ;D

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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2006, 01:24:38 PM »
Eric, you make me LOL!!!  Thanks for that Mr. Good Humour!

 :D :-*
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