Sunday, March 04, 2007

It's Better to Give...

and boy, did they give!

The dentist (horrible, lying man!) gave me the impression that having my wisdom teeth out wouldn't be that bad... I'd be fine in a day or two.

Then he gave me four gaping holes in my mouth.

Then he gave me inflamed tonsils and several stabs/traumas to my mucosa.

Then he gave himself a three-day weekend with no emergency contact number.

And then... a true gift...

Then the lovely doctor at my family practice walk-in weekend clinic gave me Vicodin. (to replace the Tylenol with Codine that wasn't working... and that I was out of, anyway.)

And I gave the Vicodin to myself every six hours, and it was good (or at least bearable!)

And another true gift... being on the Vicodin gives me days off work (because I am not allowed to be at work if I am taking anything stronger than Tylenol or ibuprofen.)

Really, it is better to give than to receive, and having my wisdom teeth out seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.


Eryka said...

I'm so glad my body doesn't have wisdom teeth! I'm sorry to hear about your pain, but I'm glad you got Vicodin! Sounds like happy stuff.

- Justin said...

So, did they put you under or did you get local anesthisia? Did I spell that right?

I had all four out at the same time and had only local. That sucked. I would've rather be put under.

I also agree that Vicodin is one of the best drugs out there. If you double up your meds and take them with a beer or glass of wine it's even better! Seriously. Oh, and maybe the Vicodin won't work that good so you can upgrade to Oxycotin??? That would be sweet. Never have taken that stuff, but I hear it's great.

grace said...

Yeah, it was just with local.

The man is a liar! He said it wouldn't be bad and that I would be back to work the next day!

I don't know if I would've rather gone under, but I certianly would have rather preferred to have some Versed (and amnesic drug... at least that way I wouldn't remember the sounds of the teeth being ripped from my mouth!)

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