The Wisdom of teeth

Well, my wisdom teeth are all gone and my gums are clean as a whistle.  So glad that’s over.

Tess was a trooper in helping drag my sorry ass out of the dentist’s office and even drove me to pick up my prescriptions.  I swear at the time, I felt lucid but now that I’m completely sober?  I realize that I actually don’t remember hardly anything between the time that she picked me up and the time that I crashed on the hotel bed for about 6 hours.  I do remember pointing out that I had the EXACT same Hard Rock Cafe shirt she wore except mine said “Rome” instead of “London”.  And I remember digging my insurance card, my credit card, and my driver’s license out of my purse.  I vaguely remember hugging her as she left my room and I definitely don’t remember changing in to pajamas and crawling into bed.  Though I did.

Today is the first day that I don’t feel woozy, in fact.  After flying back on Saturday morning, I slept for most of the day, got up, ate a soft food dinner with Howard and then went back to bed and slept for 12 more hours.  Yesterday was spent napping as well.  This morning?  I finally felt like I’d had enough rest.

I did have a scary thing happen while in the Costco parking lot on Friday.  I awoke at about 6:00pm that night and felt good enough to do some last minute shopping while in town.  In hindsight, I know I was in no shape to drive, but I tell you, at the time, I felt just fine.  Just think of how many other people do that very same thing. YIKES!  Aaaanyway, I began walking to where I thought I parked the car, and couldn’t find it.  I actually stood there for almost a full minute wondering where the hell I parked my car.  I had no recollection at all.  I was stumped.  I began walking in one direction and after about five rows, I turned around and went the opposite direction.  Finally, I came to it.  It weirded me out so bad that I got my dinner from the Outback to go and drove straight back to the hotel.

After eating and changing back into my pajamas, I began reading through all the indications on my meds and about the effects of local sedation (which is what I had):  My eyes stopped on one phrase: “May cause temporary amnesia”.

Who would have thought?

Now granted, it could have been my natural tendency to lose things, because let’s face it, I lose things A LOT.

But you know what?  I’m going to milk this whole sedation thing for all that it’s worth.

Or at least until I’m finished with the meds.

One Response

  1. Heather Says:

    I’m glad to hear that you are back home and all went well. I’ve never had to go thru that b/c, can you believe this, I never got my wisdom teeth. Does that mean I’m not wise? :(

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