Sunday, May 16, 2010

I now have an excuse to be stupid, do you?



Last Saturday as I lay in bed with dizzy spells, agonizing migraine and bed sores, I questioned my own sanity when I decided to extract my 4 wisdom tooth that actually wasn't giving me much problems. Did you cringe when I mentioned wisdom teeth extraction? Everyone I know makes faces at the mention of those. And I really do mean everyone. It all started when...

I made my appointment with the dentist in our Penang General Hospital late April, and on last Thursday I was all Gung-Ho about it as I arrive for my blood test and admission to the hospital. With weaken knees after been 'sucked' 4 vials of blood, I went to bounce around on my ward bed.

I was to be put on General Anesthesia (GA) ie: Being knocked out with gas and was feeling pretty happy about it. Imagine waking up after the procedure is done and not having to go through the pain of them injecting numbing things into your gums and pull out your teeth.

I wish it was that simple. Before everything started, I was given a sleeping pill, pushed into the Operating Theater where I was still as bushy eyed as ever. As the anesthetists put the gas over me and they inserted the IV drip needle to me, I remember whining loudly, 'pain pain pain pa...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ' in less than 3 seconds I was on the choo-choo train to la la land.

Waking up after the GA was the most awful feeling in the world. I couldn't open my eyes when I was told and when I was a little more conscious, realized I couldn't breath. Panic. I was lucky Pinky has warned me about it and as soon as I relaxed, they pulled the tube out from my mouth.

For the rest of the day, my throat was on fire, there was an elephant doing the Cha-Cha, Samba and Rumba on my head, one side of my eyes refusing to stop tearing and I was slowly getting cooked by humidity in the ward. I thank my parents for requesting for my own tabletop fan to stop me from melting into a puddle of nothingness.

If given a chance to do all that again? Thanks but no thanks! Once was enough to last me a lifetime. And I'm still having dizzy spells and fever as souvenirs from the entire ordeal.

Oh, strangely, my face wasn't too badly swollen. In fact, no one noticed it at all. Hee! No chipmunk face to show you guys, sorry!

Oh I wonder if I finally lost some weight after drinking nothing but water the entire day. Now where's the scale...?

6 comments:

TJ Lubrano said...

Heey Ash! Aww I miss you!!

Oh noes!!! That doesn't sounds fun at all! Well not that having your teeth pulled out is fun in one way or the other...but having so much discomfort just makes it worse! My sister had her teeth removed last year and she had chipmunk cheeks! HUGE! Luckily you don't have that ^_^. I think that I will do mine after I'm graduated, because they do bother me from time to time :(.

Do Take Care Bella!! I'll keep you posted if things change or when I know when I graduate!

Lots of XOXOX

Shop N' Chomp said...

Anything having to do with the dentist makes me cringe. =\ I can't imagine this process as I still have all my wisdom teeth with me! Hope the dizzy spells and fever go away soon.

kwon ai ling said...

ash!!! u nvr said a thing bout u doin the dental surgery...why? what happen i mean what makes u want to do it?? r u okay now? get well k? yes goin thru the sleepin pills is still ok...when u r a lil conscious u automatically go panic...had that experience already ...really get well soon k...

Dolce♥Bunny said...

My Gosh.... Now I do not want to go through that... I think I'm happy with my teeth where it is...
Hope you are alright now :(
Love how you look at it all positive in the end!
Now, what did the scale say?!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement and advice! <3<3<3

My cleanser and lotion are actually from the drugstore! ;)

hevn said...

@TJ
Take all my good wishes with you when you go for yours. I feel your pain already! AWWWWWWWW *hugs you tightly*

As for your graduation, gogogogogogoogoggoo!! Wheee TJ! Me proud of you!

@Lisa
Damn, you're lucky, some never even have their wisdom tooth come out, so lucky!!!
Thanks anyway!

@Irene
Hey babe! How ya doing? You already had that experience? What the hell were you doing? XD anyway thankies!

@Natsumi
Heheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.. the scale went from 53 - 51.75kg, Jumps around! Wheee.. it's a little but I'm happy :D

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