Monday, May 23, 2011
So it is day 4! I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday morning and it is now Monday afternoon. I wanted to let everyone know that it all went great and that I didn't have any pain.
the first day went by pretty quick, I just had a lot of liquids and sat around a whole lot. I ended up getting my booster juice that I wanted. My lovely boyfriend brought it over. I have been sleeping really well also.
The next day it was beautiful outside and I couldn't stand being indoors any longer. We went to a farmers market and spent some time outside. It was really nice. Everyone was out gardening at my house and I started to do a little but ended up getting tired really fast so I stayed on the couch and watched some tv.
I will be on antibiotics until friday and I stopped taking painkillers. I don't know if I even needed the painkillers at all, I haven't had any pain. The only thing I can somewhat complain about is that I can't open my mouth very wide. It doesn't matter much as I'm not chewing foods yet but every time I yawn it sort of won't open.
I have chosen to stay on liquids for most of this first week because I really don't want to get food lodged into the extraction sites. My bottom ones were not stitched and they look like big dark holes so I am trying to keep them clean. Since that is the area my surgeon will be cutting through when I have jaw surgery, I want to make sure it heals as well as possible.
I was giving a very large container filled with chocolate covered raisins the night before my surgery but unfortunately I haven't been able to enjoy them since I was fasting the night before and now I can't chew :( Despite this, they are depleting so I'm guessing my brother has been the lucky one enjoying them. He also went a bought 4 bags of chips yesterday and has been crunching on delicious kettle chips all weekend as I consume my liquids and mushy stuff.
Really looking forward to my holes closing up! They said I could start flushing them after a week so I still have a few days of being super careful.
Hope everyone is doing well and I can't even start to say how excited I am about jaw surgery.
I'm 6 months I will be allowed to book my surgery as long as my bones reform where the teeth were pulled. I was giving 18 months in braces when I got them put on so now I am down to 17 months! Everything is happening so fast.
Hope everyone has a great week and happy Victoria Day to any Canadian readers :)
Friday, May 20, 2011
I am very proud to say that I have said farewell to my 3rd molars (wisdom teeth).
At 8am this morning I went to my oral surgeon and I signed my life away, went into a surgery room, sat down, and started crying lol.
I wasn't nervous at all until I got into the room. I told the nurse "I am really bad with needles", and she was like ok sit down and I'll give you the nitrous oxide." I sat down and she put it over my nose. Since I can't breathe through my nose due to my anatomy I wasn't feeling very high. I started crying my eyes out when she was asking to see my arm. she was one of those nurses that wasn't very sympathetic. Anyway I told her I couldn't do it over and over and she left and this other nurse came in. This nurse "Katie" was amazing! She was so kind and you could see in her eyes how sweet she was. anyway I told her that I couldn't breathe through my nose and she put the nitrous oxide over my mouth and I started feeling calmer. She put the IV in and it didn't hurt at all. I honestly didn't think she was even done but she was.
After that the surgeon came in and he said hi. He put something in my IV and he asked me if I had questions. I asked him about brushing my teeth. Then I swear I don't even remember closing my eyes, I just remember waking up in a different room and I felt awesome!
This is a video from when I was still at the surgeons. I took a couple other videos that I will make into one video. the other videos are from the drive back and then once I got home.
Honestly for all you nervous people. DON'T BE!
It didn't hurt and I feel great.
Right now I am taking
Clindamycin and Codeine and I have hardly any swelling! :)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
So I am having my wisdom teeth removed on friday and I am getting more and more nervous. I have all four of my wisdom teeth already so they just need to pull them out in preparation for my double jaw surgery.
I am not so worried about the actual teeth being pulled out or having my gums stitched since i will be very numb and very asleep. the recover doesn't bother me much either because I have already had 4 premolars removed. The thing that really bothers me is the IV. I haven't had one in a really long time and I am already such a chicken when it comes to needles. I am going to call the surgeons office tomorrow and see if I can go to my doctor to get a sedative to take prior to going in. When I had my premolars removed I took a sedative 1 hour before which is probably the reason why I let them put lots of needles in my gums and just enjoyed the whole process. I swear, I remember the whole thing and I enjoyed it, I was laughing the whole time.
I go in at 8am on Friday and I will not be able to eat or drink after midnight the night before. I'm not too concerned with that since I am usually not up at 8am and I usually don't eat that late.
I'm trying to stay calm. I must say I am insane for finding the IV to be the scariest part but that is truly how I feel. My veins are all very visible which probably helps.
UPDATES REGARDING MY TEETH
I can almost stick my whole tongue out when I have my teeth completely closed.
My lovely gap is getting larger (i still don't know why I have a gap)
I still have pain in my lower teeth and I can see them leaning more forward.
I am finding it harder not to drool when I am concentrating as my mouth doesn't really close at all anymore. (yes this is so sad)
Also, I have French again on Wednesday night and I am praying that I don't get embarrassed yet again for not being able to pronounce anything due to my lovely bite.
Thats all for now, I will update after my wisdom teeth are pulled.