Romance with teeth

‘A disease is never a mere loss or excess—that there is always a reaction, on the part of the affected organism or individual, to restore, to replace, to compensate for and to preserve its identity, however strange the means may be.’ (Oliver Sacks)

‘The physician is concerned not[...], but with a single organism, the human subject, striving to preserve its identity in adverse circumstances.’ (Ivy McKenzie)

* One tooth deserted by me deserted me. Two holes filled.
* Unbearable pain doesn’t have to be intense. The fear of real pain lies in its being unexpected when it can seize you anytime, anywhere and strike back again and again.
* What if I end up like that forever: a huge piece of rubber comes out from my mouth and spread all over the face?

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