August 07, 2010
Slam! A Set-Back
I got very traumatized at the dentist last week. It makes me so mad! This dentist was specifically recommended to me as someone who worked well with trauma survivors and patients with extreme dental fear. And I've been so assertive, stating exactly what I would need in order to feel safe enough to get my dental work done there.
This time, the dental assistant is very nice, compassionate and accommodating. I talk a bit about the dental assistant witch I had to endure at my last dentist's office in this post here. But, this new woman is helpful. She even found me some sunglasses to wear during the procedures so that the light in my eyes doesn't trigger me so much. The dentist himself, on the other hand, just doesn't care.
Ah, shit! I feel very dissociated writing this post (the last few days has been the most dissociated I've been after a trigger in about two years). I guess I'll have to come back and write the rest of this later.
I am really sorry that you had that experience. It isn't fair and it stinks.
Its good to see that you're stepping out a little by posting this. I hope you're able to find peace soon. And remember, you showed a lot of strength in the face of a very anxietyprovoking situation. You made the DDS appointment and you went to it. That shows a lot of strength.
You're in my thoughts my friend.
I hope you can find a new dentist...one that really IS good with survivors.
Offering safe gentle hugs if you would like them.
Sarah: I DO feel very cared about, thank you! I need that because after I left the dentist's office that's what was worse than the pain--feeling like nobody cared. Thanks, sweetie!
Jade: Oh, my dear friend, I'm so sorry you had a similar experience. It sucks, no? Yeah, I was proud of myself that I finally got in there after three years of avoiding it, but now I need another crown and don't know how I'll go through with it. Pooey!
OneSurvivor: Nice to "see" you back here again. Thanks for leaving your supportive comment. I'm sorry you lost the "gem" dentist. That sucks. I hope another gem comes your way.
JBR: Thanks for that empathy and bloggy comfort. It is so needed and appreciated.
Grace: How wonderful to "see" you! Thanks for your compassionate, supportive comment. And yes, I do want and appreciate those safe cyber hugs. Backatcha! ((((((((Gracie))))))))
Paula: Thanks for your love and kind thoughts. I appreciate you!
Von: You're right: it WAS a disappointment. Thanks for your support.
Hugs my friend xxx
Jade: Thanks for the encouragement. You are right! *hugs* backatcha!
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