Last week was nuts. On Wednesday Tom’s tooth hurt so much he went to the dentist. Understand this; Tom doesn’t like going to the doctors. He was in pain and called the doctor himself and made an appointment. His tooth was infected and needed to be pulled. He thought that sounded simple enough, but it didn’t turn out that way.
Cancer complicates things like having a tooth pulled. The dentist didn’t want to do it because of the chemo treatments. Instead he sent him to a dentist that was also a medical doctor. It sense to him so he went to the other dentist, but the dentist didn’t want to pull a tooth until he got authorization from Tom’s oncologist. He was late on Thursday and the tooth extraction was scheduled for Friday morning.
In the midst of this craziness on Thursday, our car started making a very nasty noise. We had to take it to the mechanic and didn’t feel it could wait until the next day. With all the driving around we had to do we thought it best to drop it off. We only have one car, so Tom spotted an Enterprise rent-a-car. We rented a car for a day and dropped the car off. This was a good thing because . . .
The next day the oncologist wouldn’t sign off on the tooth extraction until Tom had a blood test to check on his white blood count. Everything was fine and Tom’s tooth pulling was a go. The poor guy was in lots of pain. He has a high tolerance for pain, but this was getting to him.
Unfortunately during the tooth extraction the tooth broke. That’s right it broke. Now they have to rank even harder and cut and stitch. Finally the infected tooth was out and his face was swollen but he was on his way to recovery.
The car was fixed but none of this was inexpensive. It all could have been worse. I just felt so bad for Tom that with everything else he had to go through this was something he could have done without. He’s recuperating and slowly getting better.
Our Saturday was spent relaxing and being with each other while he healed up. We love quiet days like today, just enjoying each other.
I hope your week was much better and that this coming week will bring you all unexpected blessings.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009