7.22.2010

At first I was afraid, I was petrified...

AND THEN THEY GAVE ME DRU-U-UGS AND I SURVIVED

That's right, y'all: I am now down four wisdom teeth. And up a few painkillers. Life is goooooood.

Except I failed at first. Because I got to the oral surgeon's and then realized I'd only taken one of the pills pre-surgery — I was supposed to have taken a pain killer AND an antibiotic. And then I found out that I shouldn't have been drinking water today. OOPS!

(Dude: you try being outside in skinny jeans and a scarf (fashion is pain!) and sweating buckets for several hours. I WAS THIRSTY.)

But anyway. They let me do the surgery in spite of my failures. Thank you, good doctors!

I slept through the whole procedure (blame that on waking up at 5:15 this AM and running around on the playground after Sam, Ben, and Tasmanian Devil (I MEAN COCO) for a while this morning), but woke up immediately once it was done. I took a nap when I got home, but have been awake and alert since then.

(Except I do remember telling my parents that I just felt really drunk after the surgery was over and when I tried to walk. Uh. I mean, I don't know what being really drunk feels like, mom and dad. I was guessing. SWEAR.)

HOWEVER: I am on painkillers. Wheeee! I usually go crazy-hyper on painkillers, and right now my heart is thump-thump-thumping, but I can't seem to move from the couch. Except to get more gauze to stuff back in my mouth. IS FUN.

And only because I'm feeling so good and nice and kind, I'll post a picture. This was taken about three minutes after I woke up from the sedation. And about four minutes after the surgery finished. I especially like the stoned-eyes-look and the big white ice pack wrapped 'round my face. And the swelling. I. AM. ZEXAY.

Yum.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Hope the recovery continues to go well!

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Monica H said...

I'd be petrified too. Hope you're feeling okay!

Anonymous said...

I see you had to pull the cute pics of the kids! that explains why Jen hasn't updated her blog in months either. Darn it, I loved reading about them!

Jessie MI

Bethany said...

You look great for just having had your wisdom teeth out! I looked awful for days on end and couldn't work for three weeks....ugh. At least it's a once in a lifetime thing. LOL

Yona said...

OMG - I don't think I would have made it through. I had to get a back tooth pulled because the roots were demonic.

I almost passed out. I wanted gas and anything else - even though Im scared of being 'put out'. It was one of the most horrible experiences in my life - like #2 or #3. I cannot believe the root didn't break because when it came out - it looked like an abstract sculpture.

I have wisdom teeth that havent emerged - I am WISHING REALLY HARD that they don't want to come out and play.