Wow, getting your wisdom teeth out all at once is quite an experience. I thought I’d blog about it so I could look back and remember and laugh. I was quite nervous yesterday morning on the way to the oral surgeon. When I’m nervous I’m extra goofy. I just try to laugh my way through awkwardness. Everyone was so nice there. We watched a 10 minute video about all the bad things that can happen (comforting) and then met Dr. Heath. He explained everything to me and then before I knew it Justin was swept away to the waiting room and the ladies were setting me up for surgery. They were so nice and I think the best thing they did was not tell me much. I was expecting someone to tell me “ok, now count backwards from 10 and you will be out soon” but instead they put the oxygen on me and told me I would feel burning (which I did). I remember sitting there vaguely seeing a girl put something in my IV and wondering if that was it and how long it would take until I felt sleepy. Next thing I know I hear a friendly woman’s voice saying “Bonnie, time to wake up”. I just couldn’t believe it was over. I don’t remember how I got my jacket on or walking to the car. They took me out some side entrance where Justin pulled up and met me. Then we went to Walmart (I think) to get the Vicodin. I remember touching my bottom lip and asking, as Justin puts it “Is dis ma tong?” (is this my tongue). He said I asked him that at least 3 separate times. I asked all sorts of things a million times apparently. He got quite a kick out of it. I remember thinking it was funny about my tongue, but I don’t remember asking a lot.
Then when we got home I tried to take the Vicodin and 3 ibuprofen. The Doc told me to take it as soon as possible before the numbness went away so it would overlap and I’d be happier. Well…easier said than done. I couldn’t feel my tongue and had no control over my mouth/lips at all. I tried and tried and eventually got 2 ibuprofen down. Several attempts I thought I swallowed it and Justin found it under my tongue haha. There was no way I could get the Vicodin down that soon.
The bleeding took right at 4 hours to stop. We kept gauzing it up which was painful and uncomfortable especially when swallowing. It kept moving around in my mouth. Eventually I was able to take the Vicodin which I really couldn’t take until after I ate. I had 2 yogurts and some jello I think. Then about 2 hours after I took the Vicodin I was out. That seems to be how it works. It takes two hours and then I’m really sleepy. Like right now..it’s at the 2 hour mark and I’m getting sleeeepy.
I slept pretty well last night for sitting straight up to sleep like they recommend. I had scrambled eggs and a banana today for breakfast. I feel pretty good other than just being uncomfortable. I even took Java for a walk. Now I’m going to lay down and let this Vicodin do it’s thing.
Thank you all for your prayers. I felt them definitely. Only God could have given me this calmness. I even felt Lori’s prayer from Russia. It is so awesome the power of God no matter where we are.