I have my first dentist appointment in years tonight at 5. It’s part of a longer plan to take better care of myself now that I’m making strides against my PTSD symptoms.

Unfortunately, this is the first of such essential specialist appointments that are long overdue, and my hand is being forced. I’m pretty certain that I have one or more cavities, including one that hurts. It’s like I have cracks in my molars, probably from too much sugar, drinking hot drinks, and clenching my jaw out of stress.

Anyway, I’m not TOO nervous about it, but this is something where I would normally take my sedative early. But, since I’m no longer taking it, I’m gonna try to go without. We’ll see what happens. Wish me luck!