Thursday, November 17, 2005
So I got a wisdom tooth removed today. I don't know about you but whenever I hear the word operation and me in the same sentence, it does not conjure happy thoughts. In fact, I have sort of dreaded the idea of having this wisdom tooth removed. Of course, I have heard the stories, the swollen faces, the fact that you have to restrict your food intake, the mishaps and side effects of anesthesia. So this morning of course I was little apprehensive, but praise God, everything went well. I went to the doctor with my good friend Maria. God bless her, she had to pick me up at 7:00 am. In fact, they wouldn't even admit me if she wasn't there. Unfortunately, when I went in she went out to a produce store in the strip mall. At first, the nurses didn't notice anything but when she came back they were not in the least happy about her leaving and let her know it. They expected her to have stayed there in case I had had a problem. Fortunately, nothing happened.The first thing they did was give me some laughing gas and then they started an IV and the doctor came in and said hello, and the next thing I knew they were asking me to move to the next room. I was bit groggy then but was able to move without being dizzy or falling. I didn't feel a thing and the tooth apparently came out easily, thank God. The first couple of hours were the worst, but I have been taking my pain medicine dutifully although in half size portions, and applying ice and looks like I might even be able to go to work tomorrow. Of course, it all depends if the swelling goes down. You know how the song goes,"You're (I) so vain..... and " I am just a little, I have to admit.