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Well, yesterday was a kick in the pants. Or something.

I woke up at 5am and took my three little sedative pills, and answered emails and got dressed. Somewhere in there I took the dog out, and by then my eyes felt like rolling back in my head (just a little bit) and I felt really tall. I came back and played on the computer a bit until I started feeling really sick. I puked in the kitchen sink but it was just bile (mmm).

I don't remember much after that, really. I remember Cory helping me down the stairs to the car, I remember opening my eyes once but not knowing where we were, I remember him saying we were a bit early, I remember going in and the dental tech taking me to a chair, and then I dreamed most of the rest of the time. I'd hear the dentist tell me what he was going to do, and I would forget to pay attention until halfway through. I remember him giving me a shitload of shots all over my mouth, I remember him pulling out a tooth by pulling it in angles and wiggling it, I remember feeling sutures being pulled across my lip so they could sew up my upper left hole... I remember them cutting my tooth in half and not liking it much - I think I groaned or something, but it felt better after a bit. I remember the dental surgeon telling me I was a really good patient, and thanking me, and then the tech got Cory and he took me back to the car. And then I don't really remember anything until I had to change my gauze, which made me want to pass out. Ow ow ow.

I was in and out of sleep on the couch all day, and I felt really good when I was on Vicodin, but not so good when I wasn't. I had a glass of smoothie that Cory made for me that was pretty good, but that's all I ate all day. I had a little water, but sometimes it was no fun to swallow.

So now I'm debating whether or not to go to work today. I feel OK, but I don't think I could answer phones without hurting, and I don't know if I could go all day without falling asleep on the Vicodin. But my supervisor would really like me there. Hmm.

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poohkenstein
Jul. 30th, 2003 08:50 am (UTC)
ugh don't go!

i read your entire post and it was so deja vu...
same thing as when i got my wisdom teeth pulled. egads.

ps: got a third postcard from you! from Arizona! thank you so much, they all rocked! yay! :D
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I'm going to sit this day out again, even though it's so freakin' hot.

You got all three postcards?! That's so weird that they sent the first one even though there weren't enough stamps!
poohkenstein
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:49 am (UTC)
yah the first one had only one stamp... bah i guess postcards that are a few cents short do't bother the US post too much... (no return addy in the left corner...)
ignote
Jul. 30th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
AAAAAHHH!
Don't go to work, you're not ready yet!
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)
I won't! Right after I finished this post, I started trying to watch TV but I fell asleep for two hours. :)
bigby2k
Jul. 30th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)
Stay home today!

BTW, they asked you to take sedatives before you got to the dentist? I thought they would administer that stuff right there and then..
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, when I went in for my consultation, the surgeon told me I had a few options. I could go completely out with an IV and a nurse and everything, but that wasn't covered by my insurance and it would have cost something like $500. But I didn't want to be completely awake, so I chose the next one down.
bigby2k
Jul. 30th, 2003 02:44 pm (UTC)
Waitaminnut...

Your insurance wouldn't cover anesthesia????????? :-o

I hope you didn't get too high!
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2003 04:54 pm (UTC)
It doesn't cover such extreme anesthesia, that's all. I believe most, if not all, of the anesthesia I used was covered.
incognita
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)
stay home! crazy girl.
huckfinn
Jul. 30th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if you made it to work. Vicodin or not, dental surgery sucks.

I hope you're feeling okay, Miss G.
thothway
Jul. 30th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC)
That made me feel sick to read.. :/
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2003 02:43 pm (UTC)
I know. I cried the night before because I was so nervous about it, but the sedative pills also reduce your anxiety levels so you don't get so nervous.
girl_on_a_stick
Jul. 30th, 2003 10:11 pm (UTC)
Eww! That sucks! Hope you're feeling better!
And I got your thank you card today. I'm impressed how quickly you got those out!
rivulet
Jul. 31st, 2003 06:16 am (UTC)
Well, I still have a few to do, but I figure the quicker I can send them out, the less time I have to think about doing them, since they're the least-fun part of the wedding process. :)

And I am feeling better, for the most part. I'm going to try switching to huge amounts of ibuprofen today from the Vicodin, because I'd rather not fall asleep at work. But we shall see how it works.
artcats
Jul. 31st, 2003 02:12 pm (UTC)
ok now i want to puke. I got one pulled a couple of years ago, I don't remember anything past the iv. I remember them waking me up and saying "you want to keep it?" i was like "NO way.. let me go back to sleep." I have no recollection of going to kaiser for perodet and frankly could not have given a crap less. but see now I am all dizzy and pukish since I read that.. ugh
rivulet
Jul. 31st, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe - sorry. I probably won't read it ever again, either. I should stick it behind a cut or something. Eww.
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