Thursday, July 14, 2005

How much ice cream can one girl eat.....

Well, not only ice cream.......jello, pudding, milkshakes, and yes some actual "real" food(like soup) thrown in there. I am doing ok at the moment. Thanks everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts!! It was actually kind of a neat experience with all the machine's they had to hook me to. It was all new to me!! I got a bit freaked when I was starting to come to and they were still working. I couldn't open my eyes but I could feel them working in my mouth(no, there was no pain). I started to freak out a bit, but I really couldn't even move so it was mostly all internal. I must have managed to make a couple noises and I know my eyes were starting to water because I remember someone saying it was ok, they were almost done and I was doing really well. Then I must have gone back under, whether they gave me more drugs to knock me out again I don't know. The next thing I knew it was done. I was shaky and had that recent panic feeling lingering. It felt surreal. I was SO SO SO glad Rod had taken the day off to be there for me.

Anyways they put like a pound of gauze in your mouth and tell you not to take it out until you get home. It tastes bad, REALLY bad. I'm not sure if it was the gauze, the blood, the antibiotic, or a combination but I was dieing to get that stuff out of there. But we had to stop and get my prescriptions filled, buy food I can eat, and stop for a frosty of course!! So I get home and run to the bathroom to pull that junk out of my mouth and remember to check my "instructions" on post surgery care of my mouth. NO rinsing NO brushing NO spitting for 24 hours!! You've got to be kidding!! So I ran back into the kitchen for some ice cream to get rid of that nasty flavor in my mouth. YUCK. Feeling a bit dizzy I went for a nap. I was pretty tender for awhile, but I've been using ice packs and taking my drugs and I'm pretty good now. Still sore and a bit swollen but it could be SO much worse. I did brush my teeth, just could not go all day without, but I just did my front teeth and my tongue. It felt SO much better. I just hope it doesn't get worse tomorrow!!

I'm so glad you can't grow more wisdom teeth. IT'S DONE!!!!

7 comments:

Green said...

Now I'm really nervous to get my wisdom teeth out.

Miss-buggy said...

You did awesome Chel. Way to go. I am proud of you!!! Yes, over and done with now.

Michelle said...

It's not that bad. I was so completly freaked out about having them out that it was ummm... 7 years ago they told me I was gong to need them out and I just did it. It was not nearly as bad as I thought. I did wake up puffy and sore this morning but I took some meds and applied a cold pack and I'm back to where I was last night. Really the anticipation is worse!!

Curly said...

man it's like the season for teeth... mel got her wisdom teeth out, you too... and i'm getting root canals...yay... man thiks sucks...lol

Shari said...

I also waited years. But, like Michelle said, not nearly as bad as one thinks.

Although Michelle, be warned, when you stop taking the anti-inflammatories, and the heavier pain killers, (day three I think) is when it gets the worst. I thought I had an infection, cause I woke up in so much pain, so I phoned and they asked me a bunch of questions and then said, nope, you dont have an infection, you are just coming down off the pain killers. It will pass.
They never told me ahead of time, and I was totally not prepared. So be warned.

Michelle said...

Day three you say....yup right when were leaving for Alberta....FUN!! Oh dear. That'll be fun!! Yikes!!

kaybrayshay said...

Lot of ice cream..you lucky girl!!