Friday, March 9, 2007
I'm Missing A Crown
Last night I got home a little early and was eating dinner when I suddenly discovered an entire tooth missing! I lost a crown and since it was no where to be found - I'd swollowed it. I panicked right away (no sense in putting it off you know) - it was 5:30pm, I have two infusions lined up for tomorrow out in PA and to boot I've been avoiding the dentist so I don't actually have one. David tried to remind me that people are suffering in other countries so losing a crown is not a big deal - he was lucky I was so upset or other people would've been suffering in the dining room. David found the number of his and Jackson's dentist and called - Theresa (his office staff) called back in 5 minutes and told us to come right down and they'd put in a temporary crown. So an hour later I was back in the car temporary crown in place - and I'm making a dentist appointment to have a check up too when I get a free moment. I was just so relieved they could do it on such short notice and yes, I am terribly glad they were able to squeeze me in. This coming week is going to be a stomach clencher - all of my infusions except for one are landing on the same week and I have two seminars (all day) to go to. One of my infusions called last night to cancel - he had a good reason and that way I can get something done in the office today but I might end up going out tomorrow morning or Sunday as that's going to be the only time I can do it. The new nurse has started doing visits on her own and that is helping a lot - I spent most of the day yesterday in the office and waded through a ton of stuff. But I still have to go with her for some things - like handing over some of my infusion patients which is harder than I thought it would be. I have a population of chronic people and most of them I've been taking care of since I started this job. They're upset, I'm upset and I know it'll be hard for Linda since they'll want "thier" nurse. That's not unusual, when I do Mickey's route up in Bridgeport I always tell her I'm going to wear a t-shirt that says "Mickey Is Fine, She Just Took A Day Off". I'm going to be keeping some of my infusion patients but I do have to start handing some over. Transisiton is not always easy.