Wednesday, July 29, 2009
See Ted Kennedy in the picture above?
That is me since my tooth surgery yesterday!
I have that Ted Kennedy thing going on. Suddenly I have that Kennedy jaw! It has gotten a little better since I woke up but still.
I have that JFK thing going on too.
This all happened out in West Seneca where, not to gross anyone out, I was given a part of someone else's bone. The periodontist who was doing the surgery said it was freeze dried.
"Who does it come from?" I asked when he took his fingers out of my mouth.
He said: "From a donated cadaver."
This is like Body Worlds!
I did not have to go to Body Worlds at all as it turns out. Body Worlds has come to me!
But I have to say, I do not mind the idea of this freeze-dried bit of someone else. If I use the phrase "every bone in my body" it now includes someone else's. That is something to think about.
The perio's name is Howard which I like because men named Howard inspire confidence. They are salt of the earth, these Howards. Leonards are a whole different ball game as I learned with Leonard Pennario. You get tangled with them and you never know what will happen to you.
With Howards you know.
I knew I would look like Ted Kennedy and now I do!