As someone who can get thoroughly stuck in a muck of neverending "but what ifs," I read your amalgam posts with a sense of relief. I'm lucky to have a dentist who is technically thorough and a bit of a perfectionist. He'd already replaced my biggest remaining amalgam, which had been leaking for who knows how long before we figured it out. Fishing out the remaining two was mostly nuisance after that. I was even more relieved to have Hubby -- of the Alzheimer's lineage -- enthusiastically embrace removing his. Thanks for reminding me of how good it felt to act.