If dental talk makes you queasy, you might want to skip this post,lol. Honestly, I'm only going to share a little. Because who really wants to hear about another persons visit to the dentist? But just in case there is someone out there, here it goes.
Although I said I was looking forward to my surgery (the pain would be over, ect.), I actually ended up so panicked that without my husband there by my side (at least in the waiting room) I would have cancelled it. I've never been so nervous before. I think it may have been because they kept repeatedly asking me if I wanted the laughing gas. I finally asked "You are going to numb it, right?" For some reason the receptionist just seemed to have it on her mind.
It turned out the Dentist is actually a teacher at OHSU and was excellent at his job. He had it out in about 10 minutes. The other 20 minutes was spent regulating my blood pressure because it was going a little crazy;) Like I said, I was a bit nervous.
When I came out, I felt surprisingly good. So much so that I decided to pick up a few things at the store, and wait to take the pain medication til afterwards. I have one word for my decision: really, really stupid!! Okay, that's three words, but who's counting?
The Vicodin didn't help much, even after a double dose. So I was up all of Saturday night. I stayed home from church because I wouldn't have been any good there anyway. And when I stood up the pain was definitely worse. Not to mention that my face was not as pretty as normal;) Because of the swelling and all.
This would be a good time to mention (now that you've hung in there this long) that because of the location of this particular tooth, when they took it out it left open a small hole leading to the sinus area. So that had to be closed off, resulting in stiches. I suspect that has something to do with the prolonged healing time. As well as the fact that my infection isn't completely gone yet.
On the plus side, I'm hoping to be feeling better by next week, just in time for Spring break. I have so many things I want to accomplish during that time, as well as taking the kids on some outings. I'm already praying for nice weather.
Last night and tonight we're attending special meetings at another church. Then the rest of the week we have our own Missions Conference to attend. That, combined with many projects to finish for homeschool, is definitely going to keep us busy.
Please forgive my lack of blog visiting. I'm hoping to make the rounds a little later today. But I thought I should let all interested parties know how things turned out. Hopefully this is the last you'll hear of my teeth for a while:) Or at least that particular one,lol.
Have a great day~