Sunday, December 09, 2012

Wimpy, Wimpy, Whimper.

I don't like pain of any kind.
[Who does, right?]
But when I say I don't like pain, I mean I am actually quite wimpy about it. I hate discomfort of any kind, and tomorrow my discomfort level is going to be through the roof.
I have to get a lower wisdom tooth removed.
Quit laughing, all you who have gone through worse things… like childbirth and stuff. For me this is serious business. An X-ray taken earlier by my dentist revealed that the roots of this tooth are somewhere down near my left testicle! And all of that is going to get torn out tomorrow afternoon.
It calls upon powers even greater than normal dentistry -- it means I have to go to what's called a Maxillofacial Surgeon, and any type of medical designation that requires that many syllables to say it, scares me!



bermudaonion said...

Removing wisdom teeth used to be quite complicated but it's not anymore. My son had all 4 of his removed earlier this year and he breezed through it. I have a feeling you will too. Good luck tomorrow!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Good luck! What helps me is breathing to a count -- 4 counts inhale, 8 counts exhale. That got me through a bone marrow test and that's about as uncomfortable a procedure as there is.

Cipriano said...

Ahh, thank you both for this wonderful encouragement. I shall soon be in the chair!
-- Cip

Anonymous said...

Both my sons had all theirs out and the aftermath (coming out of the drug-induced stupor) was absolutely hilarious. Wish I had filmed them.

Good luck!

Stefanie said...

They generally knock you out when they pull wisdom teeth. I had mine done when I was 17. Whoah Nelly! Was I ever so high and silly afterwards! And it all went smoothly too, no pain or discomfort afterwards other then my mouth was a bit sore for a week or two. You'll be fine!

Melwyk said...

Same here -- two out and the worst part was the anaesthetic. Will be thinking about you!!