I’m trying to find the positives in my situation today, which, in comparison to what’s going on in the world, I shouldn’t complain about. I’m feeling fed up (which hopefully my readers will know is not like me). Firstly, I trod on my most comfortable pair of varifocal glasses and the arm snapped off. Then later this evening, I bit on something hard and heard a crack in one of my side teeth (top left, pre molar I think). The inside of it felt loose. I was really worried and rang the emergency dental-line number. They told me that due to Covid-19 they are only taking phone consultations. She was very nice and advised me to buy a temporary filling to put over it and to ring back tomorrow if I still need to speak to someone. She wasn’t trained as a dentist – just taking the call.
So, I left my dinner (which I hadn’t eaten much of at that point) and went to the nearest pharmacy that she suggested which happened to also be a large supermarket with queues of shoppers with trolleys outside. The pharmacy part was going to shut in eight minutes so the helpful security guard let me straight in rather than queue. Can you believe that they’d run out of the suggested ‘Toofy Pegs’ temporary filling pack. I rang the second one on the list which was in the town and they had one packet left, so I drove straight there.
It was getting dark and although the motorways had a fair few cars on them, the streets in town were empty, until I got to the small chemist. There was a takeaway shop nearby, lots of cars and people queuing outside the chemist. Everyone was spaced out inside and outside. I met a lovely lady who’d just celebrated her 60th birthday in lockdown a couple of weeks ago.
I got home and tried my best to attach the putty/cement filling to the tooth but it’s very wobbly and sensitive and such an awkward place to hold the inside part of the tooth in place. I now have a little bit of white cement stuck on the inside of my tooth but I’m not holding much hope that it’ll stay there. It didn’t stick the first couple of times so I had to re-soften it in order to put it back. My eldest daughter (15) was lovely and tried her best to help me.
Before all of this happened, I had just spent 1-2 hours in the kitchen cleaning and tidying up after my family had cooked for me yesterday. More or less got it back to how it was a couple of days ago. Then I heated up some of yesterday’s leftovers and… well… you know the rest.
I’m just hoping that when I wake up tomorrow, it will all have been a dream.