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19 November 2008 @ 10:15 pm
Wisdom teeth update  
I returned to work today, but only stayed for five hours. My left cheek started hurting and I got very tired. Since I last posted, the  swelling is almost completely gone, but there is still some bruising. Most of it has faded to a greenish yellow. Saturday and Sunday nights I had a lot of trouble sleeping through the night. I woke up in pain numerous times. To make up for the deficit, I slept much of Monday and gave myself one extra day yesterday to let some of the swelling heal up. I also ran through the course of codeine and was switched to vicodin, which I didn't like at all. One pill wasn't enough and two made me feel sick - mostly nauseated, shaky and vertigo-ish. I only took it the once and stuck with Advil the rest of the time. Of everything I took, that seemed to be the most effective.

I'm still eating mushy food, but can brush my teeth pretty easily now and can open my jaw fairly wide. I'm not 100%, but getting there. I'd just like the numbness and pain in my left cheek to let up a little. The healing/burning sensation can get intense. Friday I'm going in for a follow-up. I also believe they will take out the stitches, which haven't dissolved, but aren't bothering me in any way.

No surprise, I'm still freaking out about my Bangel entry for iwry_marathon. I need to send my fic in sometime on Sunday and I am woefully behind. Not only am I avoiding writing, but I also don't want to write. I just want to loaf around and do nothing. I also just finished up doing a round of judging, so reading isn't at the top of my to-do list either. Ultimately, I'll have to bite the bullet though and see if I can pull something together that will satisfy me. Bah. I want to go back to those sex prompt fics. Those were fun!

Shapinglightshapinglight on November 20th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
You poor thing. Am not at all surprised you don't feel like writing. When I had my wisdom teeth out, it was the most pain I'd ever been in I think (worse than having a baby).
ClawofCat: spuffy porchclawofcat on November 21st, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Wow. Worse than birth. Were yours impacted, too?

I'm feeling better today. I was at work the entire day and only started feeling some pain maybe 45 minites before I left. Sweet relief from Advil, yay!
Shapinglightshapinglight on November 22nd, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if mine were impacted. I do remember, though, that I felt a lot better once the stitches were out.
zygomat_smilezygomat_smile on November 20th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
See, told ya. Advil is wonders ;)
ClawofCat: pondersclawofcat on November 21st, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
So, so true. I worship at the alter of Advil. So, do you know what the market rate is for vicodin? I have an entire bottle that's untouched!
Herself_nycherself_nyc on November 20th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
I think the worst should be over. Feel better!
ClawofCat: Buffy just a girlclawofcat on November 21st, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think it is. I feel better. Still a little numb and tingly, but my face looks normal again. Last day of antibiotics tomorrow. W00t!
mendenbar01mendenbar01 on November 21st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Well, put your misery to good use and let Buffy spend a day recovering from dental surgery just lazing around with her lovepuppy, Angel.
ClawofCat: Laughclawofcat on November 22nd, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
LOL. I think I'll go there as a last resort. I'm always definately in the camp of "write what you know."
mendenbar01mendenbar01 on November 23rd, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Wonder if vampires have dentists?