Monday, May 20, 2013

My wisdom teeth were successfully removed today.

The pulling of the wisdom teeth went very smoothly. I was pretty anxious leading up to it, but by the time I was in the chair and being prepped I felt far more calm. They had a bit of trouble finding a vein for the IV, so they ended up putting it in my hand. Usually this is not a problem, but I was dehydrated, from the no water after midnight, and being on Lithium.

They put me on the gas just about as soon as I sat down though, so while it was certainly not comfortable, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I recall the IV going in, and them starting to say to count back from something. I never heard what number I was meant to count back from. Next I knew I was grunting in discomfort as the dentist was re-cementing my crown. I asked, with a mouth full of gauze if he'd gotten all four teeth, and if the crown had been a problem. He said he'd removed the crown before even trying on my right side, because he didn't want to damage it, and that it had actually been the lower right one that gave him a little trouble.

They they walked me to another room where I sat and listened as they gave Katy (my friend and coworker who took me) care instructions.

Then we went to Target and filled my prescriptions. They gave me Percoset and 800mg Ibuprofen as well as an Antibiotic. I'm supposed to start the antibiotic tomorrow. I am tentatively planning to return to work on Thursday, but if I'm feeling well enough Wednesday i may go in after I see Dr T. I'm not sure what to expect at this followup, but now that my teeth are sorted (for now anyway) I can focus on getting my psychological crap treated.

I'm icing every hour or so, and sitting/sleeping upright on the sofa intermittently. I expect the healing to go well at this rate. I still taste blood but the bleeding has slowed significantly since noon, when the procedure was completed. I went through all the gauze they gave me, and ended up walking to the store to get more. I regret walking, but I needed the gauze as I was bleeding enough to be feeling quite ill. '

I also got to talk to Steve today which was nice. Talking is kind of hard. My jaw is wanting to lock and be stiff. It was very nice though, even if I was a bit of a space-case.

I hope you're all doing well!

1 comment:

  1. I'm one of those very rare (and lucky!) people that does not have wisdom teeth. Never have had, and never will have. Apparently it is so rare that it's like a genetic mutation. My parents and siblings all had wisdom teeth, and my own children have wisdom teeth. Just like everyone else they eventually had to have them removed. I'm glad I didn't have to go through that!

    Just dropping by your blog after reading your comment on Ravelry about my Nappy Choo doll. Gotta say, I have really enjoyed reading some of your blog. You have amazing courage being as open and honest as you are about everything you have gone through. I'm like that myself. I keep no secrets. Like me or lump me I am who I am, out there for the world to see.


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