Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Wisdom-less | Halifax, NS

As I stated previously, my oncologist recommended that I have my wisdom teeth removed before beginning any treatments.  Right, because I don't have enough other stuff going on, let's throw in some dental surgery!   I first discussed this with my regular dentist, Dr. Q.  He's been after me for years to have them removed; his reasoning, the longer you wait, the more chance they'll become a problem; the longer you wait, the harder it is to get them out; the longer you wait, blah blah blah... :-)  

I have a low pain threshold - read:  I'm a wuss.  So I put it off and put it off and put it off.

As luck would have it, three weeks ago one of the wisdom teeth starting causing a problem and off I went to see Dr. Q.  He was very compassionate about my struggle and the treatments I have to go through, but thought it might be time to have the wisdom teeth removed.  He looked at me with a twinkle in his eyes and said, "I don't want to say I told you so, but... "  I laughed and shook my head, yes, indeed, he told me so.

Off I went to the oral surgeon yesterday.  Terrified.  Absolutely terrified.  I think I hide it well when I'm that terrified, or at least I try to.  After a minimal wait in the waiting room, the nurse came for me.  As we walk to the surgery room, she asks how I'm doing.  "Terrified," I squeak out.  I guess I'm done hiding it!  She gets all my information straightened away and hooks me up to an IV with some happy drugs.  I remember the dentist coming in, maybe another nurse, I heard some drilling, I remember some pulling, and being little agitated at one point.  And then it was over.  Hmmmmmm.  Done.  Easy.  Who knew.

After a short recovery period, they sent me home.  But, boy, was I high.  The night before surgery, I reminded Jason he was not to record me after surgery with all the surgical drugs in me.  But we got home and I was high and I said to him, "Oh oh oh, you should record me!!!"  Yes, I was excited.  And high.

So he did.  And it still cracks me up.  I shared this on my facebook page, not thinking I would ever share it here for everyone to see, but it's just too funny to not share it with you...

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...Kare
email:  karenk{at}eastlink.ca

9 comments:

  1. Karen, I had mine out ages ago. I was wired for sound for about oh, 42 hrs after. Holy cow. They're done now; nothing more to worry about. Take care!

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  2. you are a brave soul! love you! smh

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  3. So glad this is over. Hopefully the next steps will be as easy. Love you, Mom

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  4. Kare. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. You are so brave...and thanks for the video. :) Haha.

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  5. Oh my gosh. This made me laugh and laugh. You are so funny! I hope you are feeling good today! Love, Becky

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  6. OH That was reaaaaally good. Glad you sent it!!

    OH and your guy is not only cute......nice voice

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  7. Hahaha that was the cutest video ever! :) At least you've got it out of the way now :)

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  8. Wow, good for you. Glad you had this done! I had my wisdom teeth done in college. Nervous but I don't remember and glad I didn't!

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  9. Oh Kare, that video was priceless!..lol. KF xoxo

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