Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Ice Pack

I did not want to write a post till I completely recovered from the oral surgery, but at 34 past midnight, ice pack in my hand and no sign of sleep, I think I will give it a shot.

Got three teeth extracted Friday. They gave me enough anesthetic to completely put me under. I didn't remember a thing...just like the surgeon promised. He said that the surgery will hurt (all surgeries hurt) but I wont remember it. Isin't that a funny feeling? You wake up all drugged up and try to remember if it hurt and you know it should have but not remember?

My left cheek is swollen and that is where I let the ice pack work on. The pain killers with the anti-biotics make me sleepy, but their effect has worn out. I am just awake with a slightly hurting left cheek. The medicine also probably has made my mind groggy...cant think straight and keep going into writer's block. I have been watching a lot of TV today...some shows that I wouldn't watch otherwise...like this one documentary on global warming. All it did was make me feel bad about my 3.5 L V6 engine that gives anywhere between 20 mpg to 26 mpg depending on the song playing on Sirius. Should have bought the Prius...but what about speed and acceleration...the important things in my life. I am 24 and I don't want to spend the next five to seven years doing 0 to 60 in 11 seconds. Just too many questions swimming around and not many answers. Lets blame it on the medication and go to sleep.

3 comments:

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Hope the swelling has receded. One thing about getting completely doped during such surgeries is it leaves you less capable of taking good post-op care. In addition to the ice-pack on the outside, it'd help to suck on a lot of ice-candies (popsicles) too.
Hope you feel better soon- i couldn't help leaving my $0.02 having had dental surgery a while ago myself.

Shek said...

@ the_girl_from_ipanema

Thanks for the comment. I am kinda tired of ice creams and going towards scrambled eggs. Wish I had potatoes at home!

Shek said...

swelling hasnt receded enough for me to go to work tomorrow. I guess I am taking a day off!