Wisdom-teethlessness

Here I am again!! No, I didn’t die after getting my wisdom teeth pulled. I just haven’t been all here this last week and a half…if you know what I mean. 🙂 And I am a bit hesitant to start blogging again, lest everyone sees how much wisdom was taken from me.

A week ago Wednesday morning, I was sitting in the oral surgeon’s office, getting anesthetized (not “put to sleep;” I was reminded that a veterinarian’s granddaughter should never express it that way!). Six nurses were buzzing around me, and for a split second I wondered if perhaps this wasn’t such a good idea. But one sweet nurse talked to me as I fell asleep, asking what movies I was going to watch during my recovery days. After I answered “Anne of Green Gables,” she talked about finding the Anne books and Narnia series in her attic. That is the last thing I remember before finding myself in a comfy chair with gauze in my mouth. The next few minutes I was alternating between laughter and tears–and I couldn’t help myself!

Eventually we did get home, and I started my five days of rest and laziness. It was wonderful, doing nothing but watch movies, read books, and take naps (not to mention eat pudding and ice-cream!). I managed to finish the 650-page Wives and Daughters, plus an Elswyth Thane book.

Last Monday I decided to return to normal life. Which is easier said than done when one is still under the lovely effects of percocet. Dad caught me falling asleep while I did my geometry lesson. In the afternoon I made cookies and two kinds of pizza for Mom’s workshop. Talk about thinking you can do more than you really can! I was quite exhausted that evening, and although that pizza looked delicious, I had to stick with a plate of mashed potatoes.

But that was also my last day on drowsy medication, and Tuesday I woke up a new person. I actually had energy!!! It was amazing!! And all my swelling is now gone…I no longer look like a chipmunk. (I almost put a picture of me the day after surgery on here, but I lost the courage after the picture was in the blog draft!)

The only remaining thing I must do is use a syringe after every meal to clean out the gaping holes in my mouth. And that really grosses me out. The other thing I’m missing terribly is chewing gum. I am a mint-gum addict, and being without it for weeks and weeks is quite a trial. But I’m very happy to have this whole ordeal behind me. I hope I will never get a tooth pulled again.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebekah
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 02:32:23

    You really should put up a picture of yourself! Sil vous plait?!:) Je t'aime! Love, Rebekah

    Reply

  2. Theresa Wright
    Feb 24, 2010 @ 03:50:02

    Good for you to just get that baby done. I bet you're glad to have it over with. 🙂 Welcome to the league of the unwise.

    Reply

  3. Samantha R.
    Mar 06, 2010 @ 19:37:47

    Oh, I can relate (except the getting "put to sleep" part).This was me, back in 2004 when I was 18.Thankfully, it's a once in a lifetime deal 😉

    Reply

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