By which I mean, 2013.
Is it over yet?
On the other hand, I am not looking forward to this year’s Christmas pictures
So yeah, exactly two weeks later, I found myself again connected to an IV line. This time around, for anesthesia.
Not to worry, it was a scheduled dental surgery. But still. Nerve-wracking, if you remember my experience with dentists.
Goddamn wisdom tooth. Impacted in the jawbone. Sideways. lying on a nerve, that was giving more than a few headaches, literally and figuratively. They had to drill the tooth out, little by little. And there was a chance they couldn’t take it all out due to the proximity with the nerve.
However, things went pretty well, considering. I wasn’t too happy about the two-and-a-half delay in the schedule but once I was hooked to the IV, I was gone man. Perfect timing too cause I could feel the panic attack running fast in order to get me.
The maxillofacial surgeon told me he had been able to to extract the whole thing. Yay. Or at least I think he told me that. I could have just as well dreamed it. I don’t even remember how I got home that day.
Anyway, after two days of excruciating pain, I am finally able to open my mouth enough to brush my teeth, and eat some semi-solid food. Like, a very nutritious red velvet cake. Aren’t you glad I have my priorities right?
Now, I have to take antibiotics for a week, and I am still taking big league painkillers plus Advil for the inflammation. Add to that all the medications I was already taking and now I feel like I am running a small drugstore or something. Need me to hook you up with something? Just give me a shout.
Is 2013 over yet?