Saturday, April 22, 2006

My God…My Mouth *(%$ing Hurts!!!

Wisdom teeth… sigh. Yesterday at about 6:30 AM, my mother came out from Brooklyn Park and took me to the Como Healthpartners clinic to have my wisdom teeth removed. I was all psyched to be “put under” and then wake up with my teeth “magically” removed from my head. However, before heading over to the clinic I had a glass of water thinking it would be no harm. Boy was I wrong.

When we arrived at Como at about 7:10 AM, we walked into the lobby and headed to the Dental Clinic. While checking in, they asked me if I had had anything to eat or drink at all that morning? Not wanting to lie, I said yes and told the receptionist that I had had a glass of water about an hour before I had arrived. Yesterday morning I was extremely thirsty and did not think that having a glass of water would be so bad. The receptionist contacted the doctor whom was going to perform the surgery, and informed me that he would be unwilling to put me under but would still perform the surgery using lots of Novocain. This was the option or I had to reschedule.

Not wanting to waste time with rescheduling, I decided to just bite the bullet and get the procedure over and done with. I was loaded up with Novocain and then operated on. The Left bottom tooth proved to be the most difficult to remove, so the doctor had to use the drill and chip some of the tooth away and then pull it out. The other teeth didn’t pose any problems at all and popped right out.

The rest of the day I spent relaxing, drinking lots of liquids, eating soft foods, and watching some movies. I started by watching Duck Soup staring the Marx Brothers and Icing my sore jaw. I was about to watch Robot Jocks when my GF KU arrived to help take care of me during the rest of the day. Instead of action sci-fi we watched Ordinary People with Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore. Pretty good film.

The rest of the day consisted of resting, icing, snacking, and getting set for the Boone’s Farm party part 2. Frank and his friends bought almost 40 bottles of Boone’s Farm and transformed the garage into a Boone’s Farm Pong Table Arena. A lot of people showed up, and I was able to get a lot of sympathy from having my teeth torn out earlier in the day.

Now it is Saturday, and the KU and I are trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the day. It’s a little sunny out, but my Dashboard widget says rain, however, the weather widgets and online weather sites haven’t been that accurate really so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

I’ll try and come up with a better topic for the next post. Until next time, can someone pass me my Vicodin!!!!

-Andrew

1 comment:

Kristen said...

You handled your surgery very well! By the way, Battlestar Galactica was pretty good!