Wednesday, April 06, 2011
So, I'm a whiner..lol..I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday..one was done before and scared me into waiting 2 years to have the others removed...because of having a tooth removed A's a preteen one of my wisdom Getty shifted into it's place and now it's in a great position to remain..
So only two out yesterday...top left and bottom right. I also,(knowing how much the first time hurt) asked for meds of some kind.I got 3 ativin.they told me to take them 1 and 1/2 hours before the appointment time.I felt drunk within an hour and actually walked into a stand in the mall on the way to the dentist...
They numb top and bottom at the sometime...then began to pull the top right...about halfway through I started crying and making ow noises and they stopped and asked if I was ok..I said it hurts ALOT...and they gave me more needles to numb it..wait a few minutes then pulled it..still hurt but not as bad...they gave me a 5 minute break then started the bottom right...there was some strange sounds, the crack you hear and a slight pull and it basically popped out..really easy that one...
LESSON learned, don't suffer tell your dentist it hurts..
I had no stitches needed.they gave me gauze and instructions, on gauze use and rinsing/drinks...and let me go..I was pretty dopey from the numbing and ativin but got hubby and left.
I feel asleep twice on the way home and as soon as I was home I sat up on the couch and fell asleep again for about 3 hours..there was a bit of bleeding but not much..I was drooling blood but not too much...took Tylenol as soon as I woke up..
I tried to stay awake and helped hubby(took day off) put boys to bed.then I stayed up till 11 took mor ibuprophen and went to bed sitting up as much as I could..plus ice pack came with me..
Today was bad...lots of ibuprofen regularly but the numbness and ativin worn off completely...ice packs help but only some..mouth tastes gross, can rinse later with salt water but that's it.
I lost 2 n 1/2 lbs since Monday...seeing as I was only allowed 1 slice of toast and 1/2 glass of juice before surgery.then Tuesday night after I woke up I had a pudding so I wasn't taking meds on empty stomach(also 8 glasses of water to counteract hangover you can get from ativin).today I had applesauce, another pudding, mash potatoes and hubby brought me home 2 vanilla milkshakes(one for today one for tomorrow which I may at a banana too).
Bed soon, where I'll stay propped up and ice pack as needed...and set alarm for ibuprofen time...tomorrow will be close to the same..pain is worse first 2-3 days after extraction, then a week to week and a a half to finish healing enough for almost regular food and exercise... :(
I miss exercising and feel guilty not doing it but just bending over makes me lightheaded, plus I don't want dry socket...so..I'll wait and maybe get out for a walk if not too much in pain...
Plus pudding is waaaay sweet!I usually skip them(100 cals is ALOT for something I don't care either way about).Applesauce is tasty and sweet ( no sugar added kind even!)if I'm not sick of it after this I'm gonna use it on those days when I need something sweet...
So, point, just like everything else in life, where there's pain it's for a reason and with time, work, safe keeping and patience we'll get through it :)