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Disco King 01-27-2022 11:48 PM

So, I went to the dentist for the first time in a decade today.

My parents took me to the dentist twice as a kid. When I got old enough to be handling my own health affairs, just not having a history of dental care made me not think of it a whole lot. Even during my undergrad, when I had student coverage.

Now that I'm doing my masters and have coverage again, I was like "shit, I should stop sitting on this." No reason I should just let inertia dictate my own choices. It was also motivated by a post on CPTSD forum (not that I think I have that, but a lot of people who have it also have ACEs, so I've got enough in common with them to get something out of reading the content) reminding everybody who had kinda rough childhoods to go to the dentist.

This is the first time I have ever benefited from an "I don't know who needs to hear this right now" post.

ovary 01-28-2022 12:00 AM

well what the hell happened? can't believe i read all that shit and no word on cavities or whatfuckingever. what a tease, smdh. you can talk about your trauma sure throw that in there why not but what about your fucking gums

ilikeplanets 01-28-2022 12:54 AM

No news is good news, I hope

Disco King 01-28-2022 01:12 AM

They said I had surprisingly little buildup and that my gums were good. However, I have four cavities. One, they are not sure if it's near the nerve yet, so they'll have to check that and let me know if I'll need a root canal.

Cool As Ice Cream 01-28-2022 06:30 AM

ouch
hopefully it'll turn out ok

reprise85 01-28-2022 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disco King (Post 4589141)
They said I had surprisingly little buildup and that my gums were good. However, I have four cavities. One, they are not sure if it's near the nerve yet, so they'll have to check that and let me know if I'll need a root canal.

That's really not bad for not having gone in so long.

I had a similar amount of time between cleanings and I had to get all my wisdom teeth and two extra molars removed (not crowded, just terrible cavities), plus one other root canal and one small regular cavity. But I also took shit care of my teeth that entire time. And even that amount of work is not really that bad under the circumstances.

I always thought I was lazy and gross for not taking care of shit like this, even setting reminders I wouldn't brush my teeth regularly. But making an actual checklist works because I see it multiple times and can't just hit one button to make it go away. It took me so long to figure this out. I have the most basic checklist of shit to do every day and feel like an idiot, but god damn do I take all my meds and brush my teeth and change my cat's food and water (I already did this but still added it) and eat vegetables every day now.

ilikeplanets 01-28-2022 09:27 PM

I think checklists are great! I've been in the same routine for so long that my checklist is mental at this point, but if I'm overwhelmed with extra tasks then I write it all out.

reprise85 01-28-2022 09:38 PM

I print one off every week and put it on the fridge like a five-year-old. To be clear, there's plenty of shit I do without a problem. It's just certain things I could never get myself to do that are magically fixed with a checklist and some very basic rules.

Ram27 01-29-2022 03:57 AM

i just use a phone app called ticktick. you can schedule stuff and have things repeat daily automatically. quite nice

ilikeplanets 01-29-2022 04:51 AM

I subscribed to Discovery + and now I'm in TV heaven. This is the absolute perfect streaming service for me! TLC, ID, and Food Network in one place? Yes!

ilikeplanets 01-29-2022 04:57 AM

All I need now is Game Show Network

reprise85 01-29-2022 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ram27 (Post 4589170)
i just use a phone app called ticktick. you can schedule stuff and have things repeat daily automatically. quite nice

yeah phone notifications don't work for me for daily stuff for some reason. I think maybe I hate switching tasks on demand so it's easier for me to see the list over and over when I'm likely to not be doing anything I'm really focused on.

Elphenor 01-29-2022 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disco King (Post 4589141)
They said I had surprisingly little buildup and that my gums were good. However, I have four cavities. One, they are not sure if it's near the nerve yet, so they'll have to check that and let me know if I'll need a root canal.

yeah DO NOT sleep on this

I let a cavity go to the nerve on one of my wisdom teeth and the pain was severe until I got it extracted

Ram27 01-29-2022 05:38 PM

it's so stupid how dumb our teeth are. like i know people with a bad toothache get suicidal from the pain. can't we just be like dinosaurs. or have them regrow

Shallowed 01-30-2022 09:02 AM

FUCK YOU, AN ODE TO TEETH

Elphenor 01-30-2022 07:29 PM

I met Danzig today

I said "hi, you're Danzig"

and he was like "what's up"

Disco King 01-30-2022 07:45 PM

The correct response to him would have been, "not you."

Disco King 01-30-2022 07:46 PM


Elphenor 01-30-2022 07:50 PM

he looked almost on alert because I am a foot taller than him, but then immediately was put at ease when he realized it was just another fucking nerd

ilikeplanets 01-31-2022 12:46 AM

was he just getting a coffee or...?

topleybird 01-31-2022 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elphenor (Post 4589200)
but then immediately was put at ease when he realized it was just another fucking nerd

So you're leaving out that you immediately said "You should play Wolverine in the X-Men reboot"?

Elphenor 01-31-2022 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeplanets (Post 4589202)
was he just getting a coffee or...?

he was shopping

have seen Keith of Circle Jerks and the Duran Duran bassist as well

ilikeplanets 01-31-2022 04:46 PM

I never ran into anyone interesting in Austin. I smoked pot with Doug Benson at a High Times party once, and that is the grand highlight of my celebrity encounters.

redbreegull 02-01-2022 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ram27 (Post 4589184)
it's so stupid how dumb our teeth are. like i know people with a bad toothache get suicidal from the pain. can't we just be like dinosaurs. or have them regrow

We do it to ourselves with our agricultural diet. People in prehistoric times hardly ever got cavities.

BlissedandGone2 02-01-2022 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redbreegull (Post 4589232)
We do it to ourselves with our agricultural diet. People in prehistoric times hardly ever got cavities.

i dont know if i missed a joke here but this isn't true at all :beatup:

Disco King 02-01-2022 06:54 PM

Hmm. I found material in support of both sides. Perhaps the prevalence of tooth decay in pre-agricultural humans differed from society to society.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...eology-science

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ks-and-sweets/

Shallowed 02-02-2022 08:32 AM

you guys are living in the past

topleybird 02-02-2022 10:23 AM

When people speak of the "good old days," what they mean is the Paleolithic Era, but personally I believe we should have stopped in the Devonian Period

Total tradwife material here

ilikeplanets 02-02-2022 02:28 PM

Troglodyte wife

ilikeplanets 02-02-2022 02:37 PM

This is lame but I want to talk about it. I filed my taxes, and instead of owing $3k like I thought, I was eligible for some credit and will have a $2k refund. So I bought myself a $1k dream chair that I've always wanted. A recliner with a footrest, leather, and super large and comfy. I'm having expected aches and pains as I near the second half of pregnancy, and my old crappy couch is like sitting on springs. So this is a small happiness for me! Next I'll buy that 11 globe Turkish floor lamp!

Disco King 02-02-2022 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topleybird (Post 4589242)
When people speak of the "good old days," what they mean is the Paleolithic Era, but personally I believe we should have stopped in the Devonian Period

Total tradwife material here


Stewart Lee - Damned Immigrants from jack taylor on Vimeo.


Disco King 02-02-2022 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeplanets (Post 4589249)
This is lame but I want to talk about it. I filed my taxes, and instead of owing $3k like I thought, I was eligible for some credit and will have a $2k refund. So I bought myself a $1k dream chair that I've always wanted. A recliner with a footrest, leather, and super large and comfy. I'm having expected aches and pains as I near the second half of pregnancy, and my old crappy couch is like sitting on springs. So this is a small happiness for me! Next I'll buy that 11 globe Turkish floor lamp!

The comfiest of congrats!

reprise85 02-03-2022 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilikeplanets (Post 4589249)
This is lame but I want to talk about it. I filed my taxes, and instead of owing $3k like I thought, I was eligible for some credit and will have a $2k refund. So I bought myself a $1k dream chair that I've always wanted. A recliner with a footrest, leather, and super large and comfy. I'm having expected aches and pains as I near the second half of pregnancy, and my old crappy couch is like sitting on springs. So this is a small happiness for me! Next I'll buy that 11 globe Turkish floor lamp!


Nice!

My mom has one of those lamps, I don't think it's 11 globes but it's like 8 or something.

I also will be getting about 2k back, but it's going in the moving fund. I am considering paying a company to do everything for me which is pricey for a 1000 mile move. At the very least I'm going to pay someone to pack my stuff and ship it in a pod.

ilikeplanets 02-03-2022 03:57 AM

I'm likely moving clear across the country from Oregon to Maryland by the end of the year, before winter really begins. The expense is unbelievable. The cars are 10 and 13 years old, and we have to decide if we want to spend money upgrading to new cars, or take the risk of driving older cars that far throughout the empty middle of the country. Plus, with 3 adults and 2 young kids that trip will certainly take 8-10 days with all the stops and slower speed. Also needing 2 hotel rooms each night will add up. Shipping cars or paying a driver to get them there is pretty unaffordable, so that's a huge detail we will all need to come to a consensus on. I fucking hate flying, but it might be the easiest in this case, if I can find a good deal on a vehicle. I want to really take the plunge into my lifestyle and get a midsize SUV, my Kia Soul isn't built to deal with all the bulk.

I'm hoping everything moves at a breakneck pace for all of 2022, because the past 2 years have been like someone pressed pause on my life, and I'm ready for some action.

Elphenor 02-03-2022 11:34 AM

started school again, being in a classroom even with masks really makes it feel like things are back to normal

ovary 02-03-2022 10:47 PM

fuck the masks i'm done with all that shit

what i am not done with is my new tongue problem. i have developed a tongue problem. a tic you might call it. i can't stop beating out little melodies on my tongue. it's exhausting. my tongue is exhausted. sometimes i have to hold my tongue in my teeth to keep him still. it's getting worse. it's really become a problem.

ilikeplanets 02-04-2022 01:39 AM

I want to keep the masks forever

ilikeplanets 02-08-2022 04:26 PM

On that note, sounds like any remaining mandates are soon to be lifted. What a bummer.

Cool As Ice Cream 02-08-2022 05:41 PM

it's all over. let's celebrate!

ovary 02-08-2022 07:14 PM

i knew none of you would care about my tongue


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