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...?
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