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December 11, 2014

Tooth Surgery: The wuss chronicles ...

Well it's Thursday (technically Wednesday night as I type this) and I have not read a blog since Tuesday. I have been laid up in bed after having one. Yup just one wisdom tooth surgically extracted. 

PS. Please note that the above photo was only inserted so that my crazy swollen mug would not be the picture that appears next to this post in your bloglovin feeds. You guys didnt need that image before you clicked the post. You are welcome. 

Back to the surgery ... I was originally supposed to extract both wisdom teeth on the left and return to extract both on the right. When I got to the dentist with my mama, he checked me out and told me that the bottom wisdom teeth would both be really tedious surgically extractions and if left there is a high risk for infection. He also told me it was my choice, but he advised that I wait to extract the top because they would be easier to extract if they grew out more. I should mention that my top wisdom teeth, while there is no space for them were growing straight but the bottom were growing horizontally and causing all kinds of issues below the gum. Because I was chosing not to be sedated (I should have chosen this option and gotten all out), I chose to extract the more serious bottom tooth now and the next one at at later date.  

The surgery involved cutting into my gum and bone because that sucker was all kinds of jacked up under my gum. There was drilling, there was me literally smelling my bone being cut and there was a lot of me wanting to just not be there. About an hour after that horrific experience I took a selfie and I looked (and felt) like this:

How cute ... I sent my sister that picture and she specifically told me "oh my that is not blogworthy". Apparently it is! haha ... It also was VERY painful! So painful that this wuss may have shed a tear. Or five.

And if you think that's bad. Just you wait!

The next morning (Wednesday) I woke up in a lot less pain so to myself "Myself, today will be a good day!" ... then I went to the mirror and saw this mug staring back at me .... 

I'd say #nofilter ... except I did add a filter to try to make this pic a little more bearable. So the filter was a #failure ... and why are my lips twice their normal size? So many questions ...

Yes I look like a truck ran over me... twice... and yes I really just uploaded the most hideous photo I have of myself on the internet. Headtie included. Real life over here people! As I type this I still look like a chipmunk, but thankfully I am not in much pain anymore. I dont know what I would have done if I had extracted two! 

I am also not so sure about extracting any more teeth. Those suckers better find space to grow ... To be honest I'm now taking it all in stride and having a good laugh at my puffy cheek and lazy eye!  So much so that I thought you should have a laugh too!

In other news my little Aussie nephew graduated from kindergarten and he is just too cute not to share. They told him to make a face for the second photo. Isn't he just adorbs? :)

Love that boy!! 

Have a great Thursday everyone!!


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  1. Ah you poor thing!!! I'm so sorry they weren't able to do all the extractions as planned...but I'm really happy your pain is subsiding!!! Your nephew is adorable!

  2. Oh man, so sorry you had to go through all that! Wisdom teeth extractions can definitely be super painful, especially when they're impacted, so you're not a wuss at all! Hope you get to feeling 100% better soon! Your nephew is precious, what a cutie!!

  3. I had all my wisdom teeth taken out at the same time when I was in college. I definitely looked like a chipmunk! I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Hope you feel better soon! You know I got all 4 out at once so I was a mess but the meds help!!

  5. you poor thing! this sounds horrible. i don't think i've ever had wisdom teeth taken out, but i had a tooth extracted last year and i was in the worst pain of my entire life like worst than childbirth i haven't done that yet but i know it can't be as bad as that.
    your nephew is adorable! feel better soon girly.

  6. Haha aw they're chipmunk cheeks! I forgot how swollen I was too right afterwards. You'll be good in no time!

  7. Oh my gosh what a traumatic experience! You're making me reallllly glad I never got my wisdom teeth taken out. I have seriously heard so many horror stories!

  8. Okay seriously, first of all, so sorry it was such a rough experience. Second of all, we are ALL swollen after this surgery, so you're no worse off than the rest of us! And three, lady, cut it out, you still look cute and beautiful ok?

  9. Oh, yeah. Been there! But you made it through, Trooper! Sending a hug and lots of hope that the swelling will go down soon. Hang in there!

    PS - I've seen a lot worse things on the internet, heheehe

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  10. Lol. Chipmunks are cute. It could've been worse.
    Ps. Your nephew is cute! I'm guessing he got his looks from his mother ;).

    1. I posted the picture haha ... and I think he looks more like his aunt!!! ;)

  11. Haha your nephew was just copying your swollen face ;) I'm sorry though, that looks painful! I got mine out I think when I was in jr high? I don't remember having any issues, I think I got lucky. I hope you feel better soon!

  12. Girl, you should have let them knock you out!!! That is the way to go, you don't feel or hear a thing. Hope you are on your way to healing.

  13. I got to the cutting part & had to stop reading. I don't blame you for wussing out.

  14. I don't think I could have taken the cutting part while I was still awake. I would have passed right the hell out. When I got my first fillings this year, I was holding onto the chair like it was about to launch into space. I hope you get time to rest and that the healing goes quickly.

  15. Aw, poor Kay! :( I remember getting my wisdom teeth extracted when I was a teen. They put me under but still, it's no fun! Hope you feel better soon! Also, that cutiepie? OMG I want one!

  16. oh my gosh this just looks painful all around. so what do you think you're going to do??? not get them extracted?! maybe try getting the medicine first? eeek!! your nephew is really cute. i just love kindergarten graduation photos

  17. Your nephew is ridiculously adorable!!!!
    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out at once. But they put me under. And there was lots of Vicodin involved for a couple of weeks after that. hahahaha

  18. You're adorable no matter what ... Feel better!

  19. glad you're on the mend! and thanks for commenting on my posts!


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