At first I was all like, omg I haven’t blogged in almost a week, my fans must be missing me! Then of course I remembered, no one actually cares about my blog. I don’t have widely crazed reader that go crazy if I don’t post for a while, nor do I have a lot of subscribers who only check their inboxes at 5am to read my latest post.
That being said I’ll catch you up anyways. We’ll start with the wisdom teeth. A lot of us have been there, the jaw striking pain jolting through your mouth. Surprise! It is a tooth you don’t really need anymore. Yes, that is what happened to me, but not really. Rewind about a year, both my bottom wisdom teeth broke through my gums into my mouth. Praise the lord, they appeared to be coming in straight, or so I thought. They ever so slowly grew into my mouth and all the while I was thinking I was getting an extra pair of chompers to gnaw on food, they had other plans though.
Back to present day or December 2, 2011. Hello pain! What I once thought was straight was actually forward. My two lower wisdom teeth were moving forward, pushing on my other teeth and cause horrid pain in my jaw bone when I would chew and close my mouth. Time to see the dentist it was. The call was made, an exam setup for the following Wednesday.
While at the dentist for the exam, I dreaded the bill. 21 years old, live on my own and have no dental coverage, but it had to be done. So I got the $99 exam done, which is when I found out the teeth were not growing up, they were growing forward. Another appointment is set, this time for the extraction.
December 12, 2011, 5 days before I’m set to fly home for the Christmas season. After 6, yes 6, injections to freeze my mouth it is frozen. Then the pulling the prodding begins. I can’t feel a darn thing other than the pressure, which is fine. After digging around on the left side of my mouth for about 7 minutes, the dentist and his assistant switch to the other side. Which they then dig and prod for another 7ish minutes and finally pull the tools out of my mouth. I hadn’t realized it, but they were done. The teeth were gone, I had holes in my mouth.
I commend my dentist, he did a quick clean job. I was literally only in the chair for 30mins, which is good from what I hear. After waiting for my ride I was back at work by 9:30am. Yes, to work. I went to work right after, frozen mouth and all. I could walk, kind of talk, so I figured I could sit at a desk and work as well. No point going home and doing nothing.
Over the next work week I was well enough to work but I was drained. I had very little energy to do anything else. I would work, get food from somewhere – this was a challenge not really being able to chew, so I had a lot of soup and pasta – and sleep. That would explain why I wasn’t checking Twitter much or writing my normal weekly rambles.
Many people would tell me I had nothing to worry about in the healing process and other would tell me horror story and to be extremely careful. Needless to say I sat in the middle. I was very cautious about what I ate. I would still eat pastas, salads and such, but very slowly with lots of water and no straw. My stomach seemed to feel a lot better as I had cut out all carbonated drinks and only ate what I absolutely could. I truly hope this trait continues in my diet.
Today I’m feeling good, I didn’t take need to take any pain killers and I actually ate a burger. It was good.
So that is where I am at. I’m about 70% on Christmas Holidays and have a stock pile of blog posts to write, not like you really care.