The dental procedure went well. I opted for Novocaine and I didn't feel a thing. Actually, the only thing that hurt were the injections.
The painkillers make me dizzy so I try to avoid taking them if possible, The pain is not so bad, really. And the nurse said I can take 3 regular Tylenol, if needed. I might do that during the day and save the extra-strength stuff for the evening. I will be alone with the kids today. I think I can wing it.
Not liking the liquid diet, though. It just feels like I'm not getting sufficient nutrition. I'll probably throw in a multivitamin and my regular iron pill for good measure. At least it won't have to be for very long. Hopefully, I can switch to soft foods soon. Like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, oatmeal.
I am trying to get some writing work done but it's not easy. It's hard to concentrate. This, too, will pass, I know. But it's frustrating that I can't get on with it.
In any event, I'm glad the procedure went well and I am thankful to be rid of those bothersome teeth. I will have to get caps to replace that one bad tooth. I dunno, are you supposed to get caps after your wisdom teeth are pulled? I'll have to look into it. I'm looking forward to getting rid of the other wisdom teeth. Just get all that done and over with and I won't have to be nervous about my dental problems anymore. Yay for insurance!
LATER: I called the dentist's office about the dizziness. The headaches and dizziness were getting pretty bad and I was concerned. They thought maybe it's because of dehydration and they reminded me to drink lots of fluids. They also thought maybe I was not getting enough to eat and said to go ahead and eat soft foods, as long as it's on the right side. The Slim Fast meal shakes are yummy but I could NEVER live off of them alone. My brain just won't function right and I hate it when stuff slows me down, be it hunger, intoxication, sickness, etc. They also said to stop taking the painkillers and just use Tylenol or Ibuprofen for pain. I'm not really having much pain at the extraction site. Hardly any pain at all. Just the headaches and dizziness are the big problem.
3 days ago