Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oh, the Pain .... The Agony

"This will be over very soon." my torturer informed me in his infuriatingly calm voice, "Just a little more."

Like Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Darcula I was trapped in that hellish chair, held down by the sadist's three lovely assistants as he looked over the tools of his trade. He picked a hook, a needle, then a scalpel, then a power tool; a friggin drill! Even as these instruments left their marks on me, I couldn't help noticing their excellent craftsmanship. Top quality stainless steel. The man might have been a cold calculating torturer, but he took pride in his tools. I wanted to yell at them, to stop, to have mercy. After all, what have I ever done to deserve all this pain? I was no saint, but to be subjected to this purgatory? But I didn't. I knew my pleas would fall on deaf ears. Not even the assistants, lovely as they were, would bat an eye at my supplications. In fact, they showed great curiosity and interest at my tormentor's work. Like apprentices learning their trade. I only prayed that none would be subjected to the horror of their care.

Just when I thought the man had done his worst, out comes the real instruments. A small rotary saw and, I swear I'm not making this up, a chisel and a pair of pliers as a makeshift hammer. "Open him," he ordered his assistants, as coldly as he might've done had he asked them to make his dinner. The ladies of the landscape of pain pulled my mouth wider than I ever knew was possible. It's not supposed to open that much, I could've told them with a nervous laugh. If my tongue and face weren't numb that is. If I wasn't staring madly at the new tools, my imagination running rampant with the possibilities. Curse my over active imagination!

The chisel entered me and the man started hammering. I could feel it all the way to my brain. Blood splattered. My blood I thought coldly. It stained my clothes, and sprayed the man's face. It filled my mouth with that oddly metallic taste. Iron I thought, trying desperately to fish inside my head for all those insignificant factoids they crammed into our heads back in school. Hemoglobin, red and white cells, platelets. Anything to keep my mind away from the rising crescendo of pain. It was a losing battle I knew, but one that I knew I had to fight or else go insane. Then I heard the crack of bone. The sickening crunch as my torturer's target finally gave way after three hours of work.

"Congratulations sir. We have successfully removed your wisdom tooth." the dentist said, looking at the x-ray, "It took some work but you can now finally rest. It won't trouble you ever again."

I sighed with relief so much that I was afraid I was going to blow my lungs inside out. It was over. It was finally over. I can rest now.

"Now, sir." he added with a malicious glint in his eyes, "Let's schedule another appointment for the other wisdom tooth."

I told you he was a cruel cruel man....

5 comments:

Hning said...

Oh the lovely, malicious writing…
You’ve caught my breath in so many commas...
You’ve skipped my heartbeat in almost all of full stops…
I congratulate you for dropping my jaw in awe for this excellent piece…

All the better reason to forgive me for not starting this comment with a sincere: “Salamtak…”

Can't wait for the report on the other teeth...
*wicked smile*

Saudi Jawa said...

You make me blush Hning. Thank you :)

Oh and "Allah yesalimik"

Sam said...

And here I was thinking of scheduling a visit to the dentist for a small operation. I gotta say Saudi Jawa...well written, although sadly it only served to make me visualize myself in the coming visits to my own 'torturer.'

Saudi Stepford Wife-Daisy said...

**SSW holds jaw while laughing remembering her own experience****
- great imagery.

drama queen:)

Atif Abdul-Rahman said...

hahhaha,man u hav a way with words. keep it up. i enjoyed ur blog and am linking it in mine.

will visit u again,
best of luck for your next apppointment, i hope its not a texas chainsaw masacre :)