Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Which is more painful: facebook changes or root canals?

Since I've experienced both today, I feel I can make an informed decision. The root canal wins, but only by a very slight margin.

Seriously, I am fed up with the constantly changing facebook. To the point that I opened a Google+ account this evening. The process of joining and "finding" friends helped keep my mind off the pain of the root canal. Sort of.

I had a big chunk of an eyetooth break off last week and at first it seemed like I'd be able to get by with waiting until we returned to Argentina (where dental work is much, MUCH cheaper) but, alas, today the pain hit, and it hit big time.

Although a big chunk broke off last week, little bits have continued falling out in the intervening days so I guess enough finally fell off and exposed the nerve. Ouch.

Thankfully the dentist I used to go to when we lived here was kind enough to get me in at the end of the day. He started the root canal and I'll go back October 4th so he can finish it. I'm going to wait until we get back to Argentina and have my dentist there do the necessary crown. Since we don't have dental insurance, I am more than happy to wait a couple months to do that. The cost of just the root canal is enough to make me say double ouch.

But back to facebook... I was late joining the facebook party because I didn't really need or want another thing to maintain. But in the end I did join, mainly because it was a way to keep up with (mostly younger) friends and family. Now, however, I'm about ready to quit. I don't appreciate facebook deciding what is or is not important to me in terms of news feed. I'm tired of constantly having to go in and manually change settings to maintain my privacy. I'm frustrated with an ever-changing way of "doing" facebook. It seems like we just get used to one change and they're rolling out another one. At this point I'm evaluating whether it's worth the hassle to stay with facebook at all.

So while the root canal was/is painful, the latest facebook upheaval runs a close second.

7 comments:

Mari said...

I so agree! I am very frustrated with Facebook, and this change is more confusing than the last few.
Sorry about the root canal. I've had one of those and I know they are no fun. At least your tooth will feel better!

LuAnn said...

I 2nd that - I can't handle changes right when I get use to the last changes.

Hope you feel better soon.

sara said...

I'm with you too! however, I have not been able to figure out google+ very well..

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I think a lot of folks are not very happy with FB. I am not sure what Google+ is....maybe the designers and the FB powers that be will listen to all the complaints......



and a big YUCK to dental work. I hope you are feeling better today...

Blessings
R

skoots1mom said...

I opened a Google+: i've not heard of this...might have to check into it...

eyetooth break off: oh no!

pain hit: so sorry...

keep up with friends: me, too
I'm wondering when they'll start charging for FB...

The Bug said...

Ouch ouch ouch! I hate getting dental work done... This reminds me - I'm late for my semi-annual cleaning...

I don't like changes either. I guess I'll just roll with the punches for now - not ready to give up facebook entirely just yet...

Betty said...

You´re on Google+? How come I can´t find you. If so, please add me there, I¨m thinking about closing my fb too, after I find all my friends there.
https://plus.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wX#106451890387557478913/posts