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Wisdom Teeth
« on: August 07, 2007, 08:34:41 PM »
Well, it is finally my turn to get my four wisdom teeth surgically removed.  I only have 3.5 hours until I must start my complete fast.  Tomorrow is going to be a long day.   :P  Though I am not too worried, the use of a general anaesthesia has me on edge.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 08:41:11 PM »
Lord have mercy!  I've just had one removed and it was taken out with just a novacaine shot.  I don't know why.  I'm sure you'll be O.K., but I understand your being a bit nervous.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 08:58:09 PM »
Lord have Mercy!

Dont worry, God will grant you gradual healing, I know He will, just take this burden to the Cross praying for you.

Again and Again in peace let us pray to the Lord!
Lord have Mercy!

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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 09:15:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy! You'll be OK!!!
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 09:34:33 PM »
Lord have mercy.

I'm recovering from mine as I type this, so I definitely share your concerns. Anaesthesia's not bad, really. I sat in a chair, had an IV stuck in my arm, the doctor came in and said hello, and then I was out for about four hours straight with no memory of what happened. Next thing I knew, I was waking up in my bed at home. I hope the same for you.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 09:51:00 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 09:58:01 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers.

Anaesthesia's not bad, really. I sat in a chair, had an IV stuck in my arm, the doctor came in and said hello, and then I was out for about four hours straight with no memory of what happened. Next thing I knew, I was waking up in my bed at home. I hope the same for you.

I hope so too.   :P  Thanks.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007, 10:04:33 PM »
Its been 20 years since I had mine removed but I'll share what I recall. I had 5 wisdom teeth (still got 'em in a jar), 3 of which were impacted, so they knocked me out with sodium penathol. They asked me to count back from 100 and after 97 I was out for four hours and felt like I was hung over from a nasty night of drinking as the stuff wore off. I was out the door the same day with a scrip for codene to help the recovery. You'll undoubtedly be on soft foods for a few days but there are no real worries from the procedure.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 04:53:47 PM »
Well, I just got home from it and the computer nerd I am, I logged onto my laptop quickly.   :P  It went well.  My beard covers up most of the swelling.  Throat hurts a little and my jaw is really stiff.  Now I am just waiting for my cocktail of pills to kick in, LoL.

Again, thank you all for your prayers.   :)
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 05:43:15 PM »
Skip the pills, get permission from priest, go for the cocktails.  ;)

You'll be fine.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 07:09:30 PM »
Lord have mercy.  Try to keep ice on your face in 20 minute increments:  20 minutes on one side, then 20 minutes on the other.  It'll help keep the swelling down and that will keep the pain to a minimum.  I've been using that method with Mr. Y and he's recovering very well. 
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 07:37:19 PM »
Ooohh, man!  That Vicodin is real trippy, dude! 8) :-*  Makes you feel nice and loopy, don't it?

Been there.  Done that.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 11:33:42 PM »
Lord have mercy.  Try to keep ice on your face in 20 minute increments:  20 minutes on one side, then 20 minutes on the other.  It'll help keep the swelling down and that will keep the pain to a minimum.  I've been using that method with Mr. Y and he's recovering very well. 

Thank you.  Yup, I have these cold packs I've been able to alternate for 30 mins on, 30 mins off.  The anti-inflammatories and ice seem to be keep the swelling down, though my head still looks like a pumpkin.   :P


Ooohh, man!  That Vicodin is real trippy, dude! 8) :-*  Makes you feel nice and loopy, don't it?

Been there.  Done that.

Lord, have mercy.

Oh it does,  :P.  Helps nicely with the healing process.   :D
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2007, 01:08:48 PM »
Well, the swelling is down a lot, no buising, my painkiller dosage is down and the stitches are slowly dissolving... things are going well.   ;D
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2007, 03:59:09 PM »
Yay!  I had a terrible time when I had mine out.  I was swollen, bruised, and in pain for about a week afterward.  Despite that, it was well worth it to stop having daily headaches. 
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2007, 04:02:46 PM »
Yay!  I had a terrible time when I had mine out.  I was swollen, bruised, and in pain for about a week afterward.  Despite that, it was well worth it to stop having daily headaches. 

Mine were horizontally impacted in the bottom, so if I had waited much longer, I would have been in a real mess.   :P  Yesterday was probably the worst, it seems I finally rounded that hump.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2007, 10:04:00 PM »
Mine were horizontally impacted in the bottom, so if I had waited much longer, I would have been in a real mess.   :P  Yesterday was probably the worst, it seems I finally rounded that hump.
Yeah, mine were in the same situation. I had the surgery on a Wednesday, and Sunday was my worst. Monday, though, was the best day I had had up to that point, and I continued improving every day after. Today is Day 12, and I'm almost totally pain-free.
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