Author of the Queen City Boys books

if it can happen, it will


Not to be all super complainy drama queen, and I’m sure the dentist terror stories are getting old, but I had to share this.  Let me reiterate that my dentist is amazing, very nice, very careful.  This was, essentially, an unavoidable accident.  Basically the lidocaine needle hit a vein.  It should be a subcutaneous injection, but it’s not like they can see the blood vessels in your gums, so sometimes one gets hit.  I was at the dentist Wednesday.  Today is Friday.  After a lot of ice packs and a lot of Advil the swelling is pretty much completely gone.  Still, today I have this:

6-12-2009-bruiseIt’s pretty, right? (And almost as dark as the circles under my eyes, ha!) Seriously first thing this morning I thought I had ashes or something smudged on me, until I touched it and remembered how tender it is. It actually looks like someone drew it on me.  Ugh.  Am seriously considering putting off the next appointment for 2 or 3 weeks instead of just one week.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

2 thoughts on “if it can happen, it will

  1. I’m not sure that I think that’s a good shade on you. Especially not directly on your face.

    Also? Owchie!

  2. Yes, it’s turning green now, although still as dark as it was. Ugh.

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