Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So far, so good.

Okay, I'm home minus two molars. I slept for a couple hours and feel pretty good, although I still feel like I could nap again. It's either the drugs or because Ben woke me up 3 or 4 times last night, and THEN I spent 10 minutes in the bathroom at 3am. You're oh-so welcome for that little detail.

No nausea yet. The surgeon asked if I had been "drifted off to sleep" before, and I said yes, when I broke my arm in 2nd grade. The parents reported no ill effects, so the Doc thought I should be fine. He also said the drug he gave me would metabolize quickly, meaning it would go through my system quickly.

He was pretty confident that I would be a believer in oral surgery. He said I didn't need to watch the patient video beforehand, and I agreed, since in that 5 minutes I could tell that most of it didn't apply to me. Doc said, "This will take about 5 minutes." His confidence was reassuring, and I don't remember being told to "pick a dream"...or really dreaming much, anyway.

And with that, I'm off to try for some MORE dreams. Thanks for all your horror stories.

7 comments:

Noel said...

Good to hear you are not a datum for rare but significant side effects. Did I mention people have an approximate 1 in 15,000 chance of hitting a deer with a car in North Dakota in a given year?

Also, I've heard troubling rumours of book trafficing in South Fargo...seems that neighborhood vigilence in North Fargo is driving the trafficers to the other side of Main Avenue. Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to literary authorities.

mama.nichols4 said...

I hope you're up at at 'em today. I'm sure everything is going well and the caverns left in your mouth are recovering quickly.. hopefully without a lot of pain and swelling.

Aaron said...

Liz! Just had a GREAT idea for how to use this to train your kids! Be sure to tell them that this is the most uncomfortable and painful experience in your life (including giving birth to them), and it all happened because you didn't ______ (brush your teeth twice a day and floss, do the dishes every night, always turn off the lights when leaving a room, etc.) when you were a kid.

I am going to be the best parent EVER.

Noel said...

ERRATA: I slipped the decimal point on the probabily of the car-deere accident in North Dakota.

The probably is much higher. Details are at http://www.ugpti.org/rtssc/briefs/downloads/2008_DeerCrashes.pdf

We now return you to "The Blogger and the Dental Procedure", already in progress...

JJ and EJ said...

Yay! I'm glad things went well for you!

Stacie said...

Glad to hear that all went well & that you're still smarter than ever. I'll bring you a box of popsicles next time we come to play :)

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