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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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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