Comfortably Numb

My Cool Dentist: “It’s been about 15 minutes. That shot should have you all numb by now.” (starts drilling)

Me: “Uh… I can feel that.”

MCD: “You said you were a little hard to numb. I already used half a cylinder of Novocain. I guess I’ll use the other half.” (poke poke stab)

(10 minutes later)

MCD: “That 2nd shot has had plenty of time to take effect, so we’re ready to drill.” (starts drilling)

Me: “Uh… I can feel that.”

MCD: “Really? Wow. OK. Nancy, get me another tube. This might numb your whole mouth, so just don’t bite your tongue.” (shoots entire 2nd tube into my jaw)

(5 minutes later)

MCD: “OK, can you feel anything now?”

Me: “Aaag cabber ffulizzz aggerrrzheeen.”

MCD: “That’s what I like to hear.” (starts drilling)


2 thoughts on “Comfortably Numb

    • The funny thing is… every other form of medicine affects me super hard. Benedryl makes me loopy for days. Tylenol makes me sleepy sometimes. But Novocain… must be a natural Viking immunity. Or perhaps it’s counteracted by pork, which would explain a lot, frankly.

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