Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Filled

I have just had my tooth filled. A painless procedure but my mouth is now numb and I can no longer pout or dangle a cigarette from my lower lip [some may enthuse that this is a good thing]. I am, once again, eating mush. I'm sure the feeling in my lips will return shortly, but for now I have an unattractive embouchure, which is incapable of blowing a horn. Tomorrow I will be capable of putting something harder in my mouth.
I will keep you updated as to my progress. Meanwhile I will be playing air saxophone along to this, which will be a great improvement on the sound I usually make.

50 comments:

  1. Looking forward to a speedy recovery of your technique!

    [fluffs pillows]

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  2. The numbness is wearing off - I can gnash my gnashers!
    Thank you for the pillow fluff.
    Sx

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  3. Excellent seasonal musical selection, Miss Scarlet.

    *awaits Dave's take on the situation and mixes Scarlet a refreshing Vicodin cocktail topped off with a colourful cocktail umbrella*

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  4. I am trying to eat my first food of the day - a smoked salmon sandwich. The Vicodin cocktail will assist.
    Alas, Dave is away, so we will have to wait for his insights.
    Sx

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  5. In a day or so Miss Scarlet you will be back to tonguing the reed... with your lips wrapped firmly around the mouthpiece....

    I'm very pleased that your dental hygiene is improved. I am still awaiting intervention.
    I'll have a double of what your fixing for Miss Scarlet Dear MJ..

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  6. Thank you Princess for your good wishes.
    I still have the wisdom tooth extraction to go through... Not really on the top of my 'Things To Do' list. Dreading it.
    Sx

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  7. Ah yes, dental woes are so not pleasant! But yours are slowly getting sorted and you will soon have your lips wrapped around that horn without drooping or numbness. ;-)

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  8. We should team up for a scat session Scarlet. Call ourselves "The Scat Queen and I" and tour the pubs and clubs across Britain.

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  9. Embouchure? Blimey, ici on parle français! What I don't like is when I'm so numb I can't speak properly and everyone's asking me to repeat myself.

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  10. Ponita: I am much improved... other than I feel a bit sick now.

    Mitzi: Ponita accidentally called me Scatlet the other day, so we could be onto a winner.
    Do you do all the do-wab-de-do-wabs?

    Nick: I looked like I'd had a run in with some bad botox. My pout is back, thank goodness.

    Sx

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  11. Dave may be away, but that is no reason you can't have one of his insights. Unfortunately I am typing in a library, so cannot freely express myself. You will have to imagine what I was going to suggest might help.

    Or, indeed, to what I was going to help myself while you were still numb.

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  12. Glad to hear Part 1. of dental work has been completed with out too much dribbling.

    How was the sarnie?

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  13. I've always found keeping fluid in my mouth difficult after such a procedure. Hope that's not a problem you are experiencing?

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  14. I always found the best thing after a visit to the dentist is a slab of Highland toffee.

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  15. Dave: Fortunately, I am no longer numb!

    Roses: As Mr Beastie would say, the sarnie was lush!

    Mr Joey: There was dribblige in my cleavage.

    Kev: Or a stick of rock?

    Sx

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  16. Dentistry - Oh dear Poor You!
    Garlic crushed in clove-oil before ... vodka and ice-cream after does dentist for me. Then, a lot of laundry and mopping up.
    All true, apart from before. I go like shoe-shinny wimp

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  17. Great sax.... hope you're feeling chipper again soon

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  18. Mr Kevin: My, my... but you have conjured some painful imagery.

    Miss Nurse: I am feeling better and I can chew again!

    Sx

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  19. Still know all the words. Shame about the voice.
    Glad you are feeling no pain.

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  20. Think Yourself Lucky! My dentist is Polish & She will only let me play an Air-Kozioł After Treatment!

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  21. hope you got gas. i love my gas at the dentist, just love it. trying to figure out how i can have gas at home.

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  22. Glad you can chew again. It's not much fun trying to swallow courgettes whole, I find.

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  23. Pat: I was very surprised to find that I could still play it on my sax from memory... and my memory is usually pretty poor.

    Tony: AAARRRGGGHH... bagpipes [apologies to bagpipe lovers]... but the Kozioł is a variant... a drone with a projecting horn... erm... sounds like a creature from Dr Who?

    Ms Norma: Happy Birthday!!
    I hope you find some relief in respect of your gas problem.

    Nick: I'm still trying to reacquaint myself with solids...
    Once bitten, twice shy, so to speak.

    Sx

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  24. We could ask Ms Nations for a barrel of Laudanum ...

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  25. Glad there's improvement.

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  26. I am still on my holiday, but the good news is I have a stick of rock for you.

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  27. Don't lick Dave's stick, Miss Scarlet.

    You don't know where it's been.

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  28. There is now apparently a big breakthrough in dental mannequins!

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  29. Apologies for my absence but the sun has come out.
    AND... I seem to have become a Pinterest Royal correspondent... this must rank as one of the most unlikliest events to have occurred during my virtual life.
    Sx

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  30. Roses: I'm still careful about chewing on my new filling... but it seems okay so far.

    Dave: I'm sure you do. As always.

    MJ: I will give it a good dunking first just to make sure it's safe.

    Mr XL: They could teach hairdressing and teeth at the same time with these mannequins, thus saving student resources.

    Sx

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  31. Suck it though, to be on the safe side. No use of teeth.

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  32. I found my footwear among your pictures, ha!

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  33. Hope the tooth is now safely recovered. Good to see you. I am almost back :)

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  34. I see Dave's graduated from his Innuendo Classes with full honours.

    What would his flock think?

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  35. I have no idea what Roses is talking about. I merely was concerned about your filling.

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  36. Dave: I will use the superior Dyson suction nozzle just to be extra safe.

    Madame D: I still have the wisdom tooth extraction to go through... I hope this doesn't scare you away? It's scaring me!

    Mr Mags: I love those shoes! So they were pinned. I hope you don't mind?

    Roses: And now you are bringing sheep into the equation????

    Dave: ...and I was worried about how much I swallowed.

    Sx

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  37. Whatever happened to that miracle decay-proof coating we were all going to get on our vulnerable choppers? Perhaps the makers were nobbled by potentially jobless dentists....

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  38. Hello:
    Oh, if only we had appeared earlier since living as we do in Budapest, home of all procedures dental,we could have offered every assistance to you in your hour or hours of toothy need.

    Our neighbour, who is a most excellent dental practitioner, operates from the convenience of his own apartment and although his English is somewhat limited to "Do you have pain?", we have found that more than sufficient for the vast array of treatments we have undergone to create the most perfect of Hollywood smiles at a fraction of the cost in the UK. Perhaps you should keep us in mind for the future?!!!

    We are thrilled to have found you, although we have no idea which route we followed [root canal, perhaps!]and shall look forward to many happy returns!!

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  39. Mr Mags: Thank you!

    Nick: I so badly wanted my teeth painted with the miracle tooth paint! But, I've heard since that it didn't live up to the claims... dread to think what was in it.

    Jane and Lance Hattat: Hello and Welcome!!
    I still have to undergo a wisdom tooth extraction, but I am booked in with the NHS for this procedure... a trip to Budapest would have been interesting; instead, I will have to keep up with your fascinating posts to discover more about this country.

    Sx

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  40. Ha! See what I did there! I waited till all the innuendos and mirth had died down before coming over to say get well soon....

    Erm and good luck for the wisdom tooth extraction. For what it's worth, I've never found a drug that didn't help.

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  41. You are in one of the blue areas?

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  42. Isn't it about time you posted something new? If you can't think of anything to write about, rude photos always make an acceptable gift.

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  43. I read there were safety concerns at "Scarlet's" in Manchester ... an Infomaniac outlet?

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  44. I would like to point out that there is only one 't' in my name and that there is no connection between me and Mr. Mags's article! Health and safety is of paramount importance here at Dark Blue.
    Yes Dave, tomorrow or Sunday I will be telling you about the exciting new direction of this blog. And it is exciting - hang on to your pants! But that's all I'm saying for the time being.

    Hello Macy, come and sit down for a nice cup of tea and a natter.

    Sxxxx

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  45. Er... yes... I may be a little late with that... but thank you for bearing/baring with me...
    Sx

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  46. My parcel hasn't arrived yet, either.

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  47. ...oh crikey... my idle promises...!!
    It will be there by Christmas!
    Sx

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  48. I have been very busy - which is an odd situation for someone such as me to find themselves in.
    Sx

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