Aches and Pains and Dentistry

I was a little stiff this morning after my contact with the carpet yesterday, but it wasn’t too bad. To be honest I’ve felt worse after sleeping awkwardly. If it hadn’t been for the position of the aches and memory of the fall, I would just have passed it off as normal wear and tear. Contrast this with a friend of mine who woke up with a slight ache in the head one morning. It was only when he decided to look in his wallet to see what he’d done the night before (drink having been taken) that he found a note from the hospital “Precautions for Head Injuries” or some such, and realised that he had stitches in the back of his head.

Next thing was the dentist. I probably already said we’d been lucky enough to land another National Health dentist after I was cut adrift by the previous practice when they cancelled me during lockdown and never sent me a new appointment.

Julia has been twice already to sort out an ongoing problem but this was my first visit. They are very clean and efficient and give me a feeling of confidence. Despite the lapse of time I need just one small filling, and all the dire predictions of my previous dentist don’t seem to be an issue. I always knew that my previous dentist, though a nice man and a pleasure to talk to, wasn’t much of a dentist and this seems to confirm that. Of course, the proof will be how she handles the drill on my next visit.

After that I wrote a little, relaxed a lot and woke at 3am in my chair. This is becoming a habit. I must try to break it.

The picture is the Newark Siege Shilling I wrote about before. Someone wrote us a note about it querying its authenticity and telling us it looked more like a pewter key fob. We think it was meant to be the opening in an attempt to get the price down. Some people adopt this sort of approach, having been encouraged to do so by all these awful scripted TV antiques programmes that show people getting huge discounts. The owner replied. It was a very restrained email but the keynote of the answer was “supressed fury” and we haven’t had a follow up.



16 thoughts on “Aches and Pains and Dentistry

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      No worries. In reciprocation I am fascinated by the Australia I see in Aussie Gold Hunters, Opal Hunters, Car Hunters etc. Always so much to learn about other countries.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        They are all free in UK. They mainly depict Australia as a red and dusty land of snakes, heat and rainstorms (and sometimes snow in Victoria) peopled by people who dream of becoming millionaires with the next shovel of dirt, and who say “little ripper” a lot.

  1. tootlepedal

    I liked the story about your friend. It is quite a motivation to ease off on the sauce when you wake up not knowing where you have been the night before. I am glad that you got off relatively lightly for your fall.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It’s a wake up call – time to lose weight, do more exercises to loosen up and think before I bend over. 🙂

      I should write more about the friend, who I will call X for legal reasons.

  2. quercuscommunity Post author

    I was dreading it, but it seems to be passing off quite painlessly. Top of the head, where I scraped it on the sharp edge of a box, is sore but generally everything else is OK. This is possibly helped by having a couple of doses of Lem-Sip. 🙂


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