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I just got back from my oral surgery consultation. I don't think anybody noticed that my hands were shaking enough to alter my signature pretty visibly. :) The surgeon has done this for 20-odd years, so I trust him. He went through a very long spiel about what I could expect and what the drawbacks are from not having it done as well as having it done, and all that good stuff. He said I looked really laid-back about it. Ha. It's going to be $280 or something like that, though it would have been way more had I wanted to get completely put to sleep. I chose Antivan and happy gas. Whee! It won't be happening until after the wedding, though, which is good.

We were going to go to Paper Zone today, but I think we changed our minds. We need to watch American Pie so we can take it back to the video store, and I think I'll do some of my quilt while I watch, since I know it's not something I need to focus all my attention on in order to understand. :P

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rini
Jun. 3rd, 2003 07:01 pm (UTC)
Wisdom teeth?
I'm sure you'll be fine- when I had mine out most recently the worst part was actually the post-op drugs- they made me all dizzy. Just be sure to have something in your stomach before you take the drugs and you'll be fine. Oh. And make sure Cory spoils you :-)
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 08:39 pm (UTC)
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The surgeon told me I could only eat a half a piece of toast with my pills. Maybe I should eat a whole piece... :)
solteronita
Jun. 3rd, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC)
$280??? How'd you get such a deal!? Did the teeth already come in?
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 08:41 pm (UTC)
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The teeth have been in for quite awhile now. The top teeth are straight and the bottom teeth are pointing towards the front of my face, like at a 45 degree angle from where they should be. And I have Kaiser, which is really good insurance-wise.
solteronita
Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, good thing! I paid ten times as much as you, because mine were coming in under my other molars, they didn't show above the surface.
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that was probably a lot of work trying to get them out if they were underneath the other molars.

Whatever happened with the sinus thing? Are they OK?
solteronita
Jun. 4th, 2003 06:40 am (UTC)
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It went away. I'm glad it wasn't permanent, as fun as it was to squirt things out my nose! :)
rivulet
Jun. 4th, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)
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Good. :)
ignote
Jun. 3rd, 2003 08:56 pm (UTC)
Ew! I hated getting my wisdom teeth removed, I looked like a chipmunk for 2 weeks after and I'm generally squeamish. Fortunately, I was completely under so I didn't have to deal with the gross stuff. (My teeth weren't grown in and they had to cut open my gums, saw each of them in half WHILE THEY WERE STILL IN MY MOUTH, and then extract them). I think it was WAY more than $280, too! That sounds like a good deal.

Good idea to do it *after* the wedding. :)
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 10:20 pm (UTC)
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The surgeon told me he was going to have to drill the bottom teeth in a few places so he doesn't bump my other teeth when he extracts them - he's going to bring them out in a couple of pieces. Ow.

Yeah, we both have sensitive skin - I'm sure I'm going to have big cheeks too. Poor me. :(
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