Thursday, September 06, 2007

The One About The Teeth

I unexpectedly had all four wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. I have had my wisdom teeth fully in for years but have always known that they needed to be taken out. I waited because I have such a high fear of being in the dentist chair. Well, over the weekend, one of the teeth started to fall apart and I knew it was time. I made the call Tuesday and was lucky enough to be able to have the surgery on Wednesday (the surgeon is only in SB once a month). I was very nervous that morning, I couldn't even laugh at Chauntel's jokes. Nor could I stop my leg from shaking. They took me in and got me hooked up to an IV and a half hour later, I was awake and questioning whether or not they had gotten all four. Are they sure they got all four? :) I felt them pulling one of the teeth out and I was so sure it was the first tooth but it turned out to be the last. A few minutes later, I was walked into the recovery room where Chaun met me. All in all, not a bad experience. I am just so glad to have it over with. I am recovering here on my couch at home. I am a little tired of oatmeal, yogurt, and applesauce but it's all fine. Soon enough I will be able to have my cheeseburger and salty fries. Oh, and I am not swelling up like some people do. I have some slight swelling but no chipmunk cheeks. Whew!!

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. :) This is a very common surgery and I feel a bit silly for having put it off for so many years. I had it so built up in my head to be horrible but it went fine. Thank you again!

And a big fat Thank You to Chauntel. BFF's!!

5 comments:

Marin said...

I'm glad that it went so well. Emergency surgery is always scary even if it's just teeth! Do you need a smoothy delivery? :) I would be happy to bring one by.

Leslie said...

Glad you made it through with flying colors and there's little swelling. Me, I didn't have a jawline for 8 or 9 days.

Chauntel said...

I just have to say I am proud of you for not making an excuse & putting it off for another month. I think you did really well & the recovery has been pretty good!

Cori said...

So glad to hear that you made it through with few side effects. I hope you haven't overlooked the joys of being able to eat ice cream without guilt...

Cindy said...

Hope you have been getting in some quality knitting during your recuperation. The Tangled Yoke sweater is beautiful! Hope you are feeling better.