"Having been fortunate enough as a child to be enrolled with a dentist who made the inevitable intellectually interesting and satisfied my curiosity, dentistry as held no terrors - quite the contrary. Since then, I have experienced a variety of expertise.
Yesterday's treatment was - in my view - very successful; considering two back extractions, it was only mild uncomfortable, rapid and efficient. (It was obvious, as you said, you had done it before!)
Fitting the screws was, again, only mildly uncomfortable but quick and, while still aching and slightly swollen, there has been little bleeding and no pain. Seeing a television comedy, trying not to laugh required an effort of will. I used cold packs all evening, not for pain, but to diminish any potential bruising and swelling and this seems to have been successful."
I am emailing you to thank you so very much for the luxury hamper that was delivered to my home this morning; it was a lovely gesture and needless to say, Julie's eyes went straight to the chocolates!
I also want to thank you for looking after us yesterday and for the wonderful care we both received...Thank you all so very much.
I had a reasonable night's sleep and only needed pain killers on 2 occasions after leaving Glenholme. This morning I am virtually pain free with only slight swelling on the left side, and this is reducing with the cold packs. The bleeding has also ceased. And to top it all I have a full beautiful set of teeth and a smile to be proud of.
Thank you all once again for looking after us so attentively.
A very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing you on the 14th Jan 2014.
Best wishes and kind regards"