I got my wisdom teeth out this morning. It was very quick and painless.
The two bottom ones were basically growing perfectly horizontal in my mouth, and so the part that was poking out of the gum that I was “chewing” with was actually the side of the tooth. The top two weren’t much better (growing straight, at least, but still really badly impacting the rest of my teeth). So meh, I had to get all four of them out.
They took me back into a room and had me lay down on the chair. The nurse put a pressure cuff (what are those called?) around my left arm and a heart monitor on my finger. The anesthesiologist tied a band around my upper right arm and told me he was going to prick me. The last things I really remember were him saying that he was impressed that I didn’t even flinch, and then feeling my right arm go cold inside, as if there was ice flowing through it or something.
The next thing I knew, I was opening my eyes, sitting in a totally different barren room across from my dad, with a weird taste in my mouth and an ace banadage wrapped around my head (and wearing my jacket again… weird). I made a “Mrrr” sound and my dad called the nurse, who helped me walk to the car and home.
Then I basically slept for 6 hours, taking painkillers and vitamin C. For some reason, drinking cold things (water or carrot juice) makes the area hurt, so I have to wait for everything to warm up first. Also, there is gauze in my mouth that gets changed every hour or so… it’s almost stopped bleeding at this point, so that’s good at least. Gauze tastes so gross. Also, there is still an ace banadage around my head that makes it hard to scratch itches.
Swallowing pills (the painkillers, vitamin C, and antibiotics) is so much harder this way XD
The surgeon gave me my teeth to take home with me.
My mom says the surgeon says that two of them came out whole, but they had to split two of them to get them out… which is why there are so many tooth pieces in the bag.
Also, WTF, someone sent me a 20MB email. I am on dialup. This makes me very, very unhappy.
Grades came out today. I managed to pull off straight A’s again. I suppose I’m not surprised now, given that I was expecting A’s in both networks and webapps, but I’m still amazed I managed to get A’s in graph theory and portrait.
I haven’t seen anyone since I’ve been back. This makes me sad.
People should poke me to do stuff while I’m still here.