until he drilled a little deeper. but by that time he was almost done and we were all tired so i just closed my eyes and rode the wave and wouldn't you know i started almost to enjoy it. maybe i could feel the endorphins rising in my bloodstream but at some point i noticed i was leaning into it instead of away from it and detachedly wondering how much more i could stand.
in the lobby was a large case with an 1800s dental suite on display. i think they put it there as a subtle reminder that things could hurt worse.
anyway the deal is i have to go get a root canal soon. in the meantime a temporary cap is keeping things in order.