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What I Learned from Wisdom Teeth

Sassy Sweet

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I feel like doing a damn essay.  What I Learned from Wisdom Teeth are... that they fucking suck!

Oh my god!  Remember how shortly after I joined, I said that I would likely just go back into lurking mode?  I know I haven't really been around long enough for anyone to miss me or notice that I was gone (more than likely) but I didn't mean to drop off the radar for almost two weeks. 

I also didn't know that your wisdom teeth, which hadn't given you a problem for years, could suddenly just go batshit crazy and make you want to take a drill to your mouth. 

temporomandibular joints Go to the ER, refferred to an oral surgeon who is out of town.  The guy tells me I have something called temporomandibular joint disorder in addition to just having a small mouth cavity in general.  Surgery was required.  I was put so far under.  It was insane.  The room they had me in was painted in a sky scene.  The walls were blue but I don't know if the person who painted it did it on purpose or not, I assume so, but there were very subtle shades of blue.  Some areas looked darker, some looked lighter, some looked layered.  They did the same with the clouds.  There was also a red and yellow hot air balloon painted towards the bottom corner of the wall I was facing.  They gave me some gas first.  The gas alone was what made me notice the shades of blue.  Then the "sky" started to look like it was moving.  Then the IV drip came... they told me to count backwards slowly from 10 to 1.  I got to 7 before I got engrossed by the hot air balloon that was now floating.  It seemed like I was staring at it minutes on end but the surgeon said I did count down to 5.

My jaw had to be dislocated.  I had to have all my wisdom teeth removed and my last molar on each side.  Cavities and night grinding.  The pain pills they gave me had me knocked out for pretty much an entire week.  This week, I'm still on one of them, not on two different ones so this week has been a little better than the last.  I'm starting to get used to them at least and I can actually form some decent thoughts and keep them on some semblance of a coherent track.



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