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Dental Update

In case you all were wondering, I finally have found a dentist but that's just the end of the story. Tuesday, I call another dentist. They inform me that they haven't taken new patients in five years. I call the next on the list and they enthusiastically tell me they do.

I then tell them about my spinal rod and that I have to take a pre-cleaning antibiotic so the rod doesn't get infected. I went without it once but why chance it? This is where the story turns fun. They tell me that the first time the previous dentist calls it in and then they take over. I call my old dentist in CT and the secretary gets all huffy about it says she wants to talk to this other office because of how irregular it is. She calls back about five hours later for the number of the pharmacy near me. She didn't sound happy.

An hour later, I walk over to the pharmacy to pick up the meds. Hadn't been called in. I call them the next morning and am told they recieved the prescription but need more information from the doctor before they can legally fill it. The third time I called, it was finally filled. I go over and get the bottle and discover the pharmmacy found my old address from when I lived in Maine the first time. Obviously, I need to change this at some point.

I decided earlier that I'd take a taxi to the detist as I wasn't quite sure where it was. The cabbie knew not only where the address was but what it was because he commented, "Better you than me." He was amusing.

Everybody at the office was very friendly. The dentist asked who my childhood dentist was and knew at least of them naming the town. I also discovered before I left that the secretary lives in my childhood hometown and that her friend's camp is in the next town over from where my parents now live!

Finding the bus stop was easy enough so I shouldn't have much problem going back.

Here's an unrelated quiz to finish off:

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
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