A column by Misty Poe, editor of The Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Taking time off is dangerous for me.
For the first time ever since I started with the paper 15 years ago, I decided to take the week of Thanksgiving off. I wanted to spend a little extra time with the kids, and Mike had the week off, too. Plus we were hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our families at our home.
You see, I literally have nightmares about teeth being pulled from my mouth. So when I was told I could be seen on Saturday morning instead of two months from now, I panicked. And I panicked for a few days. And I panicked the whole night before the procedure. And it took every bit of nerve I had left to get in the car with Mike to make the drive to the oral surgeon’s office. And the waiting room was unbearable as I watched the waiting room empty, knowing my turn in the chair was approaching quickly.
I cried. A lot…