Thursday, July 8, 2010

Face So Numb Right Now

Today was the infamous "injection day"... where all us future clinic students actually get a syringe and needle in hand and do a little poking. Saying I was nervous would be a total understatement. Cause I dont think I've ever had a needle before and I've most definitely never given one. Add to that the fact that Dr. McManama was the clinical instructor assigned to my bay (McManama is freaking legend and the dental trinity goes G.V. Black the father of modern dentistry, McManama and Jesus). Plus I went first! But all in all it was great. Giving it was pretty nerve wracking but McManama was there to hold my hand and Brad did a fine job inflating my ego after the fact.



And now that I've definitely had shots I have a few things to mention:
1. Needles really arent that bad. Our group went sans the topical - and even without it, the needle stick was uncomfortable for like a second and then it was over. Not a big deal at all.

2. Having a numb face is freaking the WEIRDEST feeling in the world. For real. My chin feels like its not my chin. And dont even get me started about biting down on my teeth. SO WEIRD.

3. I cant get over how my face continues to get MORE numb. Every minute that passes it gets more numb. Its crazy. I seriously cant get over how weird it feels. The numbness just settles right in.
4. I am now "officially" (once I get the go ahead) ready to see patients. Now THAT is crazy. And exciting. And nerve wracking.

So happy birthday me. 

4 comments:

Deidre said...

Ok loved the post. Brad failed to mention it was your birthday though. Men! Ugh. I'm excited for you guys being in the clinic.

Julie said...

i would definately trust you as a dentist. and have you seriously never had a cavity before???? you are awesome.

Emma said...

you guys practice on each other! haha i love it! i'm about done with nursing school and i love it when we practice IVs on each other!

Emma said...

you guys practice on each other! haha i love it! i'm about done with nursing school and i love it when we practice IVs on each other!