I Not Here! / ¡Yo No Aquí!

THE NEWS FROM the ophthalmologist Monday was better than I had hoped. My vision is “20/20 with a little work,” as the doctor said. No more glasses except for reading. I told him I saw the house  before I even sat down (click here). Unfortunately, the house turned out to be a sailboat this time. 

After the ophthalmologist I headed directly to the orthodontist. It’s been 16 months since I started wearing Invisalign braces (click here). The attachments (which looked like tooth pieces glued to the surface of my teeth) were removed. The retainers come in January.

Perfect vision. No more braces.  I’m sure the hair on my head will start growing  again tomorrow.

SAN GERALDO was at the dentist Tuesday. When the dental assistant stepped into the waiting room and called his name, he called back, “Yo no aquí! (which means “I not here!”) He forgot the verb but she knew what he meant. She took him by the arm and led him to the electric, I mean dentist’s, chair. He survived. 

Unlike San Geraldo, I love the dentist. An hour of sitting in a chair, being expected to do nothing and say nothing? When I was working, that was my idea of heaven.

LA NOTICIA DEL oftalmólogo el lunes fue mejor de lo que esperaba. Mi visión es “20/20 con un poco de trabajo”, como dijo el doctor. No más gafas excepto para leer. Le dije que vi la casa incluso antes de sentarme (haz clic aquí). Pero la casa resultó ser un velero esta vez.

Después del oftalmólogo me dirigí directamente al ortodoncista. Han pasado 16 meses desde que empecé a usar los brackets Invisalign (haz clic aquí). Se quitaron los accesorios (que parecían piezas de dientes pegados a la superficie de mis dientes). Los retenedores vienen en enero.

Visión perfecta. No más brackets. Estoy seguro de que el pelo de mi cabeza comenzará a crecer otra vez mañana.

San Geraldo fue al dentista el martes. Cuando el asistente dental entró en la sala de espera y llamó su nombre, él respondió: “¡Yo no aquí! Olvidó el verbo, pero ella sabía lo que quería decir. Ella lo tomó del brazo y lo llevó a la silla eléctrica, ay, perdón a la silla del dentista. Sobrevivió.

A diferencia de San Geraldo, me encanta el dentista. ¿Una hora de estar sentado en una silla, con nadie esperando que yo diga o haga algo.? Cuando estaba trabajando, esa era mi idea del cielo.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

23 thoughts on “I Not Here! / ¡Yo No Aquí!”

    1. anne marie,
      I used my good camera instead of my phone for the Selfie. It looks to me like it builds in airbrushing on the Selfie setting!

  1. I like the dentist better too. I dont have to worry about, um, things getting turned on there. My doctor is a hottie, and when it comes time for the , huh, old hanging fruit check, there’s no stopping it. Talk about embarrassing

    1. Mistress Maddie,
      Ooh, I had a dentist like that in San Diego. An Ironman competitor. I always wore my shirts untucked when I had an appointment.

  2. Bye bye, ugly duckling! Not that you were ever even headed in the direction of ugly. It was a hot air balloon at my ophthalmologist’s office. My dentist back in MN had the most comfortable exam chairs; I wanted one for home.

    1. Wilma,
      Our dentist in Irvine had incredibly blue chairs and I too wanted one in our living room. This dentist/orthodontist practice here is very high tech… but their chairs really are like torture devices. Awful.

  3. I’m with SG on this one (surprise!). When she calls me in, I tell her that I’m a figment of her imagination and that she needs to get a life. It never works. You look sweet and up to something all at the same time 🙂 Your head is perfect as is, so, no hair growing!

    1. Deedles,
      Hope you’re doing better! I miss your brilliant wit. I love that you think I always look like I’m up to something. I never noticed that about myself.

  4. So nice to see you again.
    Happy to find your blog because as interesting as you both are I miss the kitties !

    cheers, parsnip and badger

    1. Parsnip,
      So glad you’re here! I also finally got to your blog. I have no idea why I never had it on my list!

    1. Spo,
      If I can get up the courage I might share the braces from the first week and from the last. I can’t believe it. And thank you. After 64 years, I finally like my teeth.

    1. Kirk:
      It was nothing major, but it sure was an inconvenience (and I did have a momentary concern that it wasn’t healing well)!

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