Tuesday, April 2, 2019
IWSG: How a Routine Dental Exam Led to Hoof & Mouth Disease
It's time for another edition of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Be sure to visit Alex J. Cavanaugh and the rest of the talented bloggers who are always willing to lend a helping hand.
How a Routine Dental Exam Led to Hoof & Mouth Disease
I was looking forward to a thorough teeth cleaning, when the dental hygienist caught me off guard. After she prepped me with an oversize bib and goggles; likening the contents of my mouth to a crime scene, she paused to ask me a very inappropriate question:
"Didn't you used to have a serious illness?"
I told her that I still have a serious illness.
Then she said, "Oh, well I remember you lost a lot of weight, but it looks like you gained it all back."
When I explained that I probably lost about 10 pounds and gained five back, she covered by adding that I looked much healthier now.
Thank goodness I floss religiously, or she would've let me know how she really felt.
Needless to say I was not pleased. I wanted to tell her off, but I was too busy rinsing and spitting.
The next day I relayed the story to someone on the dialysis staff.
She thought for a moment before asking, "So you get weighed when you go to the dentist's office?"