Yesterday I went in for the final portion of my oral surgery. Although they called and asked me to come in an hour earlier last week, I sat in the waiting room for an hour. Not like I was doing anything anyway.
I sat in the chair and they gave me some nitrous or whatever, I closed my eyes and tried to relax. My blood pressure was 129/77 which is high for me. Ugg. Nerves. When they moved the chair I was feeling so fuzzy, I felt like I was under the floor and the doctors were above me on stilts.
Part of me wishes I was asleep for it, I don’t like being aware of people drilling into my mouth. It took a ton of lidocaine and patience. The cool part was when he showed me an x-ray and I knew all about my sinus cavity and jaws. He seemed sincerely amazed about my knowledge of x-rays. SMH.
Afterward it hurt sooooo badly! I went home, took an antibiotic and a Vicodin and crawled into bed. This was just after 1pm, I emerged from the covers shortly before 6pm. The numbness lasted the rest of the night. This morning I still have a tad of numbness at the site of the implant, but it might be swelling and bruising on the gum and along my jaw. However, it feels a ton better than I did the next day last week. THANK GAWD. In fact the other side seems to have magically healed over night and I was able to full on chew with the side, so luckily I’m not on a liquid diet for another week! Woot!
The best part? I tried to confirm it will be 6 months to heal, and he said based on the one side it seems like it would be 5 months tops, possibly 3 months. Mind you this isn’t that exciting because I have to play the waiting game with insurance, but if it means fully functional teeth and if it means removable retainers instead of braces I will be the happiest camper!
On an unrelated noted, please enjoy these pictures from Saturday’s relay.
|Along the Towpath, toward the end of my section|
|At the start of my relay, already “in the zone”|