Thursday, February 11, 2010

No more wisdom teeth!

Well, I survived! So far anyway! ;-) As of Tuesday at 10ish, I no longer have any wisdom teeth. The last thing I remember while my wisdom teeth were still in is being in the chair as they were giving me the anesthetic. I was asked if I was feeling sleepy and I replied "Yeah, a little". I must have been gone immediately after that because I don't recall anything else! LOL!

The next thing I remember is sitting up in a room with my mom, Morgan and Blake. I vaguely remember anything that happened in the room. I actually had to check my checkbook later to see if I had actually paid for the surgery. Not sure how I had enough sense to write a check. I don't remember putting my sweatshirt back on. (I had a t-shirt on underneath, so they asked if I could take my sweatshirt off for better access for blood pressure and the IV.) I also had my earrings back in, which I had taken out for an x-ray-no recollection of doing that either! It was a really strange feeling for me being that it was my first surgery.

Mom drove me back to my town where she stopped at McDonald's for the kids. As she went in I took my gauze out to have a drink and take my Vicodin. Unfortunately 30-45 minutes that it had been since we left the oral surgeon's was a little too long to wait to take the Vicodin. I felt miserable while waiting for mom to get the kids' food. Terrible headache and my mouth was awefully sore. At about the same time nausea set it and I started sweating terribly. I wasn't sure if I was going to pass out or throw up and I knew neither situation would have been good!

I made it home taking deep breaths the whole way trying to avoid passing out/throwing up and trying to make it through the pain until the Vicodin kicked in. Mom took the kids home with her and I situated myself on the couch and slept for a good 2-1/2 hours. I woke up feeling fine! Thankfully! My jaw is sore and swollen and it's tough to open my mouth to eat, but the pain is under control! Yay! :-)

I had to talk to my mom about what was said to us after I woke up, because I honestly couldn't remember. The Dr. told her that my jaw was going to be sore and that I have stitches on the bottom. I'm curious if mentioning the fact that I'd be sore is something that he tells everyone, because I thought that was going to be a given! LOL! Besides that I think everything is fairly typical. It might be a while before I can eat normally again, but I'm looking forward to losing a couple pounds! LOL!

I thought I'd share a picture of me looking miserable and swollen. My jaw is not typically square like you see here. And I'm honestly not miserable, but it just looks that way because of the swelling.

***Prepare's a scary sight! LOL!


Andrea said...

Bless you. I am praying you recover quickly and without lots of pain.
Hugs, andrea

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

Alexia said...

You took all four out at once? Brave mama. I only did two and still have two left. I'm really surprised they didn't give you vicodin while you were still in the chair - they should have!

Oh, and I'm sure you missed your dentist mentioning that you shouldn't drink out of a straw for awhile. Something about it causing dry sockets or something...

Wendy said...

Oh you poor thing! I will pray for a speedy recovery! Take it easy.

Just Breathe said...

So glad that is over. When I had all four of mine done with locals years ago my jaw line turned black and blue and it went into a V down my neck where it was yellow. Didn't they send you home with a sheet to follow? Take care and rest.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweetie been there done that when they pulled my 4 wisdom teeth that left my lip numb for 6 months ... oh yeah thankfully it was just one side of the bottom lip :).

You're mom is so sweet glad you got some down time sorry it had to come with loosing teeth.

You don't look scary at all!


The Jacobsen Family! said...

And that is exactly why I'm waiting until I have no other choice! LOL! Glad you're feeling a bit better!

croleyc69 said...

Praying that you have a speedy recovery. I know it is no fun at all.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Ouch! Rest up and feel better.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by. My recovery wasn't as bad as yours. Boy, you got swollen.

Janean said...

i sympathize and understand.

you'll feel soooo much better for the rest of your life without those nasty wisdom teeth. *wink*

(gentle hugs)

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