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Well, I've had my wisdom teeth out. And I hope I never have to… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
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Well, I've had my wisdom teeth out. And I hope I never have to undergo a dental operation ever again.

Let's see...

Firstly I was asked the same questions by three different people (contact lenses? perfume? jewellery? allergies? first time under anaesthetic? last time I ate? taken any medication?). Had my blood pressure taken, waited. Chatted to the guy who was going to knock me out, waited. Given my patient bracelet, waited. After about two hours of some bad Kevin Bacon film, a nurse came in and gave me a gown and robe and other such things and told me to change. Spent about another hour after that half-watching rugby league before I was taken downstairs to the operating theatre.

What happened after I went downstairs is still kind of hazy. They attached me to a drip and all these other things that monitored my heartbeat and the amount of oxygen in my blood. And then the anaestheist knocked me out with this white fluid in a syringe.

Next thing I know, I'm in another ward, feeling rather disoriented. Also, my lower lip and chin feel rubbery and bigger than they are. I can't see myself in a mirror, but I figure I must look like Goldie Hawn or someone that's had collagen injections in their lower lip. They still feel that way now. I'm hoping the swelling will go away soon (ie. the next two days), but at least I'm talking better than I was last night.

But anyway....I'm so relieved that's off my shoulders now. *pshew*

What else.....nothing else really. Steven's not coming until the week after next week owing to the fact that he doesn't have enough money to come on our anniversary. We're planning on seeing Russell Crowe's new moo-vay and exchanging presents and that sort of nonsense. Couple stuff. I'm also going over his way for new year's and his mum's birthday. Will have to find a simple present for her.
Mum and Dad are going to Tasmania for two weeks if I haven't mentioned it already, so Maryke and I are doing it alone from the ninth of December to Christmas eve. I've committed to midnight mass on the same night.....I'm starting to wish I hadn't considering I'm not that much of a night person to stay up until one, but still. It is once a year and I'll be able to sleep in a little in the morning.

Anyway....that about somes things up for the moment. Off to get more ice for my mouth.

Current Mood: weird weird

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pinksaltines From: pinksaltines Date: November 21st, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wisdom teeth...*shudder* That's one experience I'm glad I'll never have to go through again! ;p
allotrios From: allotrios Date: November 21st, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on being up and about so soon! ^_^
From: kellsies Date: November 21st, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehehe, don't mind me I'm just random ljing, but I thought I'd let you know that I just got my wisdom teeth out on Tuesday and it was nowhere near as bad as my friends were making out to be. But, I AM SO SICK OF EATING SOFT FOODS :p
alyza From: alyza Date: November 22nd, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes, the joy of wisdom teeth. I had 4 of mine cut out of my gums because they were growing sideways... and it was not fun. Kudos to you for being cool about it.

Did you wake up at any point during the procedure? I woke up and started fooling around with the heart monitor, trying to slow my heart down and freak out the residents. Hehe.

My advice: stock up on Motrin for the next few days... once the initial anesthetic wears off, it'll be a doozy.
From: kellsies Date: November 22nd, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

I had 3 out.

one was vertical
another was heading towards the back of my mouth
the other was heading into the front of my back molar
my 4th one is currently on holidays.
I didn't wake up at all - except for when I was supposed to, and I haven't really had any bad side effects at all, which I'm very glad about.
My wallet on the other hand is having a hard time coping with the dramatic drop in loot.
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