Friday, February 16, 2007

Goodbye, Wisdom Teeth

Yesterday, I voluntarily went to a very nice doctor to have him pry, hammer, chisel, and saw four teeth out of my head. Teeth that were very, very comfortable where they were. But also teeth that would occasionally cause me so much torment that I wanted to rip them out myself.
Blessedly, our health insurance covered my heavy sedation during the surgery, so that I would not remember the ordeal. I slept most of the rest of the day, still under influence of the pain killers. And then the pain killers wore off.... Holy Crap. Another blessing: huge horsepill Ibuprofen.
Now today, I am not recognizable as myself. I had prepared myself for 'some swelling', but I think that what has happened to my face is utterly absurd.

So, this is the reason for all the blog posts today. I ice my face ten minutes on, ten minutes off, and in between, I write a post. Am I working on my Bio?, nooooo.... Am I cleaning the apartment?, noooo.... am I doing anything constructive?, no. But I am eating a lot of chocolate pudding!


Dave said...

Hurray for chocolate pudding. You are a trooper! I cannot imagine voluntarily getting your wisdom teeth removed. I am so attached to mine that the may just stay in forever...but I will still eat pudding to celebrate. I hope you are done with the pain and can eat solid foods again.

paintrly1 said...

Thanks, Dave. Yes, pain is pretty much gone!