I am very grateful for those who brought us local anesthetics. Getting a filling done is far from pleasant, but bound to be immeasurably LESS miserable than in earlier decades/centuries. Even better--a filling sufficed, and I don't have to get a crown!
My yearly visit to the doctor went well too. And my doctor was very kind and asked about insurance coding and coverage. So all I have to pay is the co-pay, yay!
After all that 'abuse,' treated myself to a Chipotle burrito for dinner with my lovely gift card. =)