It's been quite an eventful week. Thankfully on Monday ... after 9 days without it ... our air conditioner was repaired & life became bearable again here inside our humble home.
We went shopping over the weekend for a new refrigerator & I found one that I thought I could be happy with. This was no easy task since we only have 2 stores locally that sell appliances. I don't like ice makers/water dispensers but it seems that 99% of all refrigerators come with them now-a-days so my choices were really limited. I did find a fridge that had a freezer on the bottom (my favorite place for a freezer). It does have an ice maker but it doesn't take up any freezer space because it's built up above the freezer drawer itself. Hooray! It was delivered on Tuesday morning. Here is a photo of my beauty ... I love it so : )
Incidentally, do you know there are refrigerators now with computer monitors built into them? You can check the weather, read your emails, surf the internet for recipes, etc. I think the refrigerator manufacturers are getting a little carried away.
On Wednesday I returned to my dentist due to continuing problems with the bridge that she began working on in January. These problems baffle me because I have two other bridges which I had to have done more than 20 years ago & I never had a problem with them. The dentist at that time popped them, I went home & that was that. It was like they were my normal teeth which had been there forever. Not so with this recent bridge. I am actually on my second. The first one seemed to be too big & there were a few other problems with it. It was eventually ruined from the dentist shaving it down to try to get it to fit correctly. It had to be returned to the company that made it & then two weeks later a new one was delivered. This was temporarily cemented in & although there are some improvements I am now whistling when I talk as though I'm wearing a pair of bad dentures & one of the teeth does not meet flush with the gumline & so it is rough & annoying on the backside. It also seems too short. Instead of making an appointment & trying to explain the problems I was having I instead sent a letter to the dentist, complete with diagrams & a clear explanation of the problems I was experiencing, thinking it would be more helpful for her to have something in writing rather than for me to try to explain things to her during an appointment. When I went to see her on Wednesday she came into the examining room & she was not her usually smiling self. I always kid around with her when I'm there so I jokingly said "Are you ready to make me dentures yet?" She responded in a nasty sort of tone & said "What I am ready to do is remove that bridge, replace it with the temporary plastic one I made for you back in January, & refund your money." I was quite shocked to hear her say this & I said "Then what am I supposed to do?" & she answered saying that she was very frustrated with how things have been going. I think she then noticed the horrified look on my face because she made an effort to act like she was kidding & she said "I'm just kidding" but I think she was really serious which upsets me because I'm the one having to deal with all these problems, constantly going back for readjustments. Does she think this is not frustrating for me? I have certainly been more than patient : ( She has shaved down my real teeth in front twice now trying to adjust my bite to accommodate the bridge. I said to her "Isn't this a bad thing? Aren't you removing some of the enamel from my teeth?" She agreed that it was not the best thing to do but I was having bite problems so she had to do something. By shaving down these front teeth they are now very short & they look sort of funny. I am worried that I am dealing with someone who may not know what she is doing : ( After her "I'm just kidding" comment she acted concerned & tried to tell me I grind my teeth at night (I don't). She made some more adjustments to the bridge, built up my lower teeth with bonding, & put a bit of bonding behind the tooth that was not flush with my gumline. She said that if this didn't improve things then she would send the bridge back to the factory to have it remade again. I keep thinking about her "frustrating" remark. Does she think I'm not frustrated? Does she think I enjoy having to go back there so often? Does she think I am making up issues just to get a new bridge made every couple months? I am not happy : ( She books 2 or 3 patients at the same time so that she is running between us & no one gets her full attention. This is not right : ( Right now the bridge is the best it has been with the exception of that tooth that doesn't lie flush with the gumline & I'm still whistling when I talk which means it's going to have to be removed & sent back to the manufacturer again to have it remade & all I can think of is what if there's something else wrong with it when she puts it in : (