Earlier today the unthinkable happened and, to be honest, I never expected this day to come although I'm sure many have wished for it for a long time, especially my long-suffering OH.
Someone has managed to temporarily silence me. I can't speak and, even worse, I can hardly eat although I have been assured that it is only temporary and things should be back to normal within a couple of days. Phew!
So, who managed to succeed where others have tried and failed?
Somehow, whilst preparing a back tooth for a crown, he...wait for it...managed to...drill my tongue!! I didn't actually feel it happening because of the anaesthetic but I knew something was wrong when it went quiet and then I saw him and the nurse looking at each other over their masks. He then started to apologise and explain how there had been a bit of a problem and how occasionally dentists can catch their patients' tongues with the drill... Then he began to pack my mouth with gauze and told me that it would be quite painful for 2-3 days and I would have to take strong painkillers but luckily it didn't need stitched!!
So, tonight I am sitting here typing this. The anaesthetic has completely worn off, the painkillers are not really working, I have a headache, my tongue really hurts and I'm hungry. Not a good combination however it's only for a couple of days and then I'll forget about how painful it was but it will definitely make me much more wary on my next visit to the dentist.
So, who else has gone to visit their dentist for something fairly routine and come out worse than when they went in?