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I am really, really, really behind on everything. I'm sorry! My health is only improving gradually and I've had to continue severely rationing the energy I'm spending on things, but I hope to catch up with online stuff soon.

Apropos of nothing, I was supposed to have a gold crown put on at the dentist last week. Supposed to. And almost did. Until the key moment when the dentist was about to fit it on, but lost her grip on it and dropped it directly down my throat, whereupon my swallow reflex triggered and the crown was gone for good. I didn't even register what was happening until it was over.

The dentist was extremely apologetic and offered to pay for everything, and the nurse I called assured me that swallowing a small piece of gold was very unlikely to be harmful. (Apparently gold is sometimes used as a supplement for arthritis sufferers?)

So that was my excitement for the month.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Feel free to comment wherever you're comfortable.

Date: 2015-08-18 11:32 am (UTC)
torino10154: Cropped Hufflepuff crest (Voyeur)
From: [personal profile] torino10154
Wow, that is odd. I suppose it must happen once in a while but O_O. At least the dentist was apologetic about it and the gold isn't harmful. Hopefully you don't experience anymore "excitement" like that.

Date: 2015-08-23 12:43 pm (UTC)
pauraque: bird flying (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauraque
We can only hope!

Date: 2015-08-18 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamlane.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, but I laughed at your post title. :\ What a freak accident, though!

Here's hoping your healthy continues to improve — much more important than online stuff!

Date: 2015-08-23 12:45 pm (UTC)
pauraque: bird flying (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauraque
Oh, you were meant to laugh. :) I think it really was a freak accident -- she had to drop it in exactly the right spot where it just went straight down my throat rather than making me cough. One in a million, maybe!

Date: 2015-08-20 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melodyssister.livejournal.com
Wow. That sounds like something out of Gerald Durrell - I am now much more inclined to believe the freak accidents he describes! Thank goodness it's not harmful - and that the dentist is prepared to pay for a new crown.

I hope you feel better soon; I really appreciated your comments on my California posts, and knowing that you were rationing your energy for that makes me appreciate them even more.

Date: 2015-08-23 12:49 pm (UTC)
pauraque: bird flying (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauraque
Freak accidents do happen -- you just always hope they don't happen to you! As I was leaving the dentist I almost couldn't believe that it had happened, myself.

All your travel posts are so enjoyable, I was only sorry I couldn't respond to more of them. I want to go back and read the ones I missed from before I followed your journal. You have a great way of capturing the flavor of a place in a few words!

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