Monday, April 10, 2006

I Did It

I'm very pleased to tell you that I went through with it, I didn't wuss out like I thought I would...I got my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday. I am back at work today with a large sized bottle of Ibuprofen in my drawer, rolls & jello in the fridge for lunch. I forgot my ice pack though, but I can grab some ice from the freezer if I need it.

No major swelling, at least not of chipmunk proportions. I have stitches in my mouth that feel like I've got food stuck in my teeth - it's making me batty!!!! Head is POUNDING! Everyone keeps saying I should have taken the pain pills before I came to work, but that would have knocked me on my butt - either that or I'd be puking all morning from taking it on an empty stomach. I'll live, though, I'm a big girl.

The instant relief of NOT having those teeth in my mouth is amazing. Everyone took great care of me this weekend. PC treated me like I was a queen, and the poor thing is coming down with something nasty, himself. SmallBoy spent Friday night and Saturday at GR's house (cuz it was a weekend for Ex). They made me a giant bowl of jello, some homemade bread, and some homemade cinnamon rolls...making of the bread from scratch was actually really good OT for SmallBoy. I didn't see much of Girl and LargeBoy. When I got home from the appointment on Friday I was rather, well, hazy. I know they were there, I remember talking to them and probably telling them and asking them the same thing over and over. Being teenagers, though, they had "stuff to do" after returning from Ex's house.

I'd much prefer to not be at work today, but I don't feel like spending another non productive day at home. If I'm going to have a day off of work this time of year, I'd prefer to be doing fun things like gardening or going to a WHITE SOX game! Right now, though, my head is pounding and I should probably TRY to get some work done - "try" being a very very key word there! I have a feeling that I'm going to be in a lot of pain after spending the day on the phone - might have to have some pain pills later - ICK! So, happy Monday to all of you!

7 comments:

Roni said...

Congrats! take it easy and enjoy life high on painkilling drugs. :)

Laura said...

Glad you are feeling better without those teeth in there! Sounds like your wisdom tooth experience went much better than mine! And Hooray for good friends who take care of you and your kids, as well as a swell spouse. Enjoy those pain killers!

Mama Kelly said...

glad to hear everything went smoothly

Im sorry that you're having pain, though it is to be expected

may you be home and on your meds soon!!

Pseudo Supermum said...

I think you're very big and brave,and I bet you're relieved it's all over. When I had it done, the jaw pain was worse than any discomfort in my mouth! But don't be ashamed to take more time off work if you need it. No prizes for staggering about feeling like death warmed up, if what you really need is TLC and no deadlines for a little while!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear you did well!

mommyguilt said...

I'm seriously thinking about taking tomorrow or Friday off. My left side is doing better, but the right side feels like somebody gave knocked me a good one right across the jaw. OWWWWIEEEEE

kyra said...

so glad you got those buggers out and that you're feeling relief! and how lovely to get the royal treatment over the weekend. you are so loved in that house! i'm right there with you, on the tail end of healing from my periodontal surgery. here's to healthy happy mouths!