Monday, December 10, 2007

Double Ouch

I had my other two wisdom teeth out this morning, so now the entire right side of my face is a bit screwed up. Because both upper and lower were removed this time, we had twice the number of needles didn't we? So I think my face is twice as numb as last time. This time my chin is now frozen in one spot - all the way to the top of my ear - yeah, double ouch is right.

On the aftercare information sheet they give you (just before you pay them the arm and a leg that you now owe) it says "Absolutely no smoking for at least 48 hours - and no alcohol for 2 weeks" !!! I had to read it twice! And then I spluttered!! "Wha....??" I'm now reduced to grunting and pointing because my lips, chin and tongue are frozen in the one spot...

"Wha???? No alcohol for two weeks??" This is barely deciperable from me, but the dentist figures out what I'm saying. "Oh people always freak out about THAT!!" he laughs. "Dont worry about that - but no alcohol for at least 48 hours though - ok?"

Phew - I can relax knowing that my Friday night glass of wine is still on the cards.

Still, it was a much better experience this time, no stitches for one. AND it was cheaper than the quote. Gotta be happy with that.

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We did some tiling in the entry/lounge area on Saturday, and its looking pretty good. Its amazing how doing one area can make you feel like you are so much closer to the end. It still needs to be grouted of course.

This morning I did my regular Monday morning cycle class, followed by walking the dogs. I'm now going to put my feet up for the rest of the day (dentists orders - honest!), wait for the feeling to return to my face, and eat soft and squishy food.

6 comments:

Doris's New Beginning! said...

Hey Hiliary

I hate it when you mouth is so numb, that you don't feel the dribble drooling until it hits a spot that isn't numb.

Take it easy!

Doris

Antigone said...

You poor thing!
I hope your not in too much pain!
Fantastic that your keeping up with exercise even after the visit to the dentist!
Have a great week hun:)
Em:)

Dianna Broeren said...

Do you lose your sense of taste with that numbness?

Kimmy said...

Hi Hils
You poor thing - I can feel the pain - hope you are feeling much better - you will be much better when you get that glass of wine into you :)
Be good and Live with Passion
Kimmy

Sam D-M said...

Ow Hils, I hope you recover nice and quick! You know I could have ssaved you a lot of money and removed your teeth with a door and string! LOL

I am very happy that you will be able to drink by Christmas LOL!

Splice said...

LOL Hils, you could not have gone two weeks without a drink, no way! I hope you survive the 48 hours :-)

Take care,

Deb