Dental Update

Well, as I stated before, I survived the extractions. But since Wednesday, I seem to be in a little bit of a downward spiral. I truly expected Thursday to be the worst day of this whole experience. Wednesday I'd be too doped up to care, Thursday not so much. And I did have some discomfort on Thursday, but Friday was far worse. And so far today, Saturday, I'm not feeling like I expected I would. I woke up this morning to the most pain I've felt yet. Part of that, I'm sure, is my own fault. I'm trying not to take the pain pills unless I absolutely need to. I was kind of sore at bedtime last night, but not too bad, so I didn't take a pain pill before going to sleep. That left me waking up hurting. Pretty bad. I took my medicine when I got up and the pill is finally taking the edge off my mouth.

I keep forgetting I'm not 20 anymore. My body doesn't just snap right back to normal when something happens to it anymore. And all the reading I've been doing about having my wisdom teeth extracted has said that if you're my age, you're going to hurt. All I'm hoping is that I don't end up with a dry socket. Everyone who has had one says it's the worst. THE WORST! I'm pretty sure what's going on in my mouth isn't that, just me being an old man.

When I hurt, I tend to go and hide. I realize that I've been doing a pretty good job of that this week. I think I've looked at my email once since Wednesday. I've sent maybe three text messages. I've been keeping to myself. I know that once I'm feeling better, I'll snap out of if. I just need to heal first, dammit.

1 comment:

Diane said...

So when you hurt you hide much like a cat does? :) I think I do something similar. Except that I also get sad...

Years ago I had all 4 impacted wisdom teeth extracted and they basically had to dislocate my jaw to get them out.

Just remember to take your "happy" pills before bed & you should be fine. :)

xo diane