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Texas, United States
I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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Well, the mountains of gauze are out, and I can't put off "journaling" about this anymore! I have to admit the whole thing was pretty smooth! I really liked Dr. Moore and he and his assistants went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I opted only to use the nitrous gas (and of course the local anaesthetic) for the extraction, and it really was all I needed. I kinda heard a minuscule scrape and he was like, there's the first one, then before I knew it the Dr. said he was half way done. The only issue came with the last tooth, they had to use something noisy and then pop! it was out too. They said it was a perfect tooth removal and I am glad it went so smooth. I think it helped that they kept making me laugh! The assistant said "Oh! You are doing such a great job" and then the Dr was like, "Oh, thanks! I have done this a few times before, but still..." Haha, it may have been the nitrous talking but that made me giggle. But, they did say I did good, I am so proud of myself, no crying or cringing (well, a little cringing when they did the last 2 shots on roof of my mouth, those one HURT!). Soon enough it was all over, I was packed with gauze and I headed home with my lopsided smile and chipmunk cheeks! I totally forgot to take pictures though, and I will use the excuse that that is the Mommy's job to get the embarrassing photos!

The only real trouble came when we went straight to WalMart to get my Prescription and they told us 45 mins, so we wandered the store for a while and then headed back to see if maybe they were done early. They weren't, of course, so the kids and I went and sat in the car while Keith waited the last 15 minutes to when they SAID it would be ready. One HOUR later, still no prescription, the kids are cranky and hungry, my gauze is getting filled with blood, my mouth is getting filled with blood, and I am freaking out and frantically texting Keith (since I can't talk at this point!!) that he either needs to throw a fit and get my meds NOW, or we need to go home so I can change my stuff! I had no idea if not changing it when I should would make a difference on the wound being able to clot, so we decided to get me home! After dropping me off so I can clean up and rest a bit, Keith took the kids to lunch (they were famished, you know, just WASTING away!) and then they went and got my meds. They finally got them at 1:30! We were supposed to get them at 11! I am SO angry, and you know when I can talk again I will be calling management, and we are no longer using WalMart Pharmacy for our prescriptions! I found out from Keith there was another lady that had just gotten out of a 5 day hospital stay and she had been sitting there for over 2 hours!! The Pharmacists were calling and verifying something or other, but they didn't tell us what was going on! When they SAY 45 mins, it should BE 45 mins! Ugg! That REALLY made me mad, and it even made me cry!

Anywho, now that I got my drugs (lortab, penicillin, fancy mouthwash, and something for inflammation) I am all good. For some reason my mouth is still a little numb and I am really tired, but I am able to eat soft foods and drink, so that is nice. I thought maybe I would be able to lose some weight with all the yogurt and soup I will be eating, but it doesn't help that we have some leftover cheesecake in the fridge! You don't have to chew cheesecake!

Oh, and here is a picture of the teeth! I was nice and cleaned of the SKIN still left on some of them! Ick...but still cool! The one second from the right is the one they had to cut out a little bit! I wonder if I put these under my pillow if I will get $350 from the tooth fairy to pay for the surgery? LOLOL, wishful thinking!

16 comments:

Mrs. L said...

Ouch! When I had mine out they put me under. Your Aunt has funny stories about that. Try some mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream...I lived on that for a week!

Ashley said...

Man, only $350? Mine cost over $1500, cause they had to cut mine into pieces to get them out. I was miserable and had bruised cheeks for weeks. Plus, I freaking gained weight from all the cream of potato soup!

Shannon said...

Oh man Ashley! That is so much! I was lucky that my insurance paid for most of it! And um, yeah I am definitley going to try the soup and some mashed potatoes, but I will try not to eat too much of it, LOL, I do LOVE my potatoes!

Jared said...

Only $350?!? We have to pay $1400 for Jenny's teeth!

Sarah Smiles said...

Oh my gosh...I can't believe they let you keep the teeth! Craziness!!
OK...not so bad, at all! I might even get mine taken out now!!

Kelli said...

Hope you heal quickly. I was lucky in that I only had three, so it wasn't so bad.

Bobette said...

I'm surprised you got to keep your teeth. They usually dispose of them in the bio-hazard. You lucked out. You should get to keep them anyway after going through the whole ordeal.

Jenny said...

First of all, let me tell you that I was totally confused and worried as I started reading your post about "the gauze is off" and all that stuff. I was picturing broken faces, something horrible. But I know having your wisdom teeth out is still a huge yucky deal. Enjoy that loratab and i hope you get well soon.

Missy said...

Boy do I have a doozy of a wisdom tooth removal story. But I'll save that for a future post! Let's just say that getting your wisdom teeth pulled 2 weeks before you get married is NEVER a good idea. Sounded like yours was not too bad!

And yes, Walmart sucks. I got a prescription for Ben there once and I got a call right as I was pulling up to our house from them saying they had forgotten to mix it and I had to go all the way back... Nice...

Cheree said...

My extraction was like Ashley�s. $2k (but I got totally knocked out), and they had to break them up.
As I was looking at your picture of your teeth � I was thinking �gross� and simultaneously �why didn�t I get to keep mine?!�
Glad you�re starting to feel better. Don�t forget to get that cheesecake out of your mouth holes with that water pick thing. :-)

Julie said...

That's so cool (and slightly bizarre) that you got to keep your teeth! Like some others, I had to have the whole knock you out, break them into pieces to get them out thing. So, although I'm sure it still hurts like crazy, at least you can start eating soft foods. Mashed potatoes and cheesecake both sound good. And Wal-Mart's pharmacy does suck. I finally had to switch to somewhere else, too.

Ashley said...

Cheree's and mine sound similar. And, I totally forgot about the water pic thingey, GROSS! Doensn't smell too hot if I remember right. TMI, sorry!

Shannon said...

Jenny-haha, not a face wrapped in gauze, just a mouth stuffed with it, and actually I didn't even have to use it for much more than half the day after!

Ashley and Cheree and Jared-I think mine was way cheaper b/c one my insurance paid for 2/3 of it, and I chose not to get knocked out, and they had to only drill (or whatever noisy thing they did, on one). So yeah, looks like I totally lucked out on that front!

Ugg, and I totally sweitched my prescription over to Walgreens today, I am still mad at CVS over the whole Fynn with his broken leg thing! One less customer at a time, LOL!

OH, and yeah I did get to keep the teeth, but now I have no idea what to DO with them, and it isn't something I feel like I can just toss in the trash, you know what I mean??!

Ashley said...

Keep them. Chandler kept his ingrown toenails. They are in his nightstand. I tried to keep my teeth and they wouldn't let me.

Ashley said...

Keep them. Chandler kept his ingrown toenails. They are in his nightstand. I tried to keep my teeth and they wouldn't let me.

Jenny said...

How about a tooth necklace? That would look stunning at church!