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Yes, that's really my face...

ACK! The Grape has been AWOL from Grapemo but she has a very good reason:


Me - a wisdom tooth = not good. It took an hour and 5 injections of Novocaine. It came out sideways along with a chip of bone. I bled like a stuck pig. As I sat there in the chair and felt my FACE blowing up (words can't even describe this sensation) I honestly believed I'd end up on the news: "She only went in for a routine procedure. So tragic!"

I'm on narcotics, Motrin, 2 antibiotics, and prednisone. I missed 2 days of work. I haven't touched poor Rinn.

FYI, if they offer you a choice of general anesthesia or novocaine, trust me: MAKE EM KNOCK YOU OUT! Preferably with something that lasts--oh, a week.

Will read e-mails, and post a reminder later for updates and teasers.



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Feb. 19th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
OMG, Jen! Feel better soon!

At least dentistry gives the sadists a way to make a living.

And I'm kind of impressed that you kept a wisdom tooth this long. The only one I have left is the one hidden in the jawbone that I won't let them SAW OUT.

Gentle hugs.
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I had one pulled out back in the seventies and said NO MORE. Guess my memory's not as good as I like to think it is. I mean, aside from being rotted that tooth was just fine! ;p
Feb. 19th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh. I think I'm going to start having dentist nightmares again. Here's hoping the pain goes away soon.
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
I hear ya. Cuz I've been traumatized for life.
Feb. 19th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
HOLY CRAP! Jen, that is horrible! I can't believe they did that to you! SUE! demand payment! :)
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
No way. I love my dentist. NOTHING goes right for me, regardless. I have root canals that go bad!
Feb. 19th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Yow yow yow jeeezus. I hope you feel better soon. Wisdom teeth hell is hell, and you have my utmost sympathy, man. MOAR NARCOTICS!
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, except even DEMEROL doesn't help!!!! WTF? I switched to a combo of extra strength Percocet and Motrin.
Feb. 19th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Jen! You poor thing! I hope your family is taking care of you. A little.

Get better! Take those drugs!!

Feb. 19th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, they are simply waiting on me hand and foot.


Except for Beth, of course.
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Feb. 19th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I got a wisdom tooth out about three weeks ago. The doctor prescribed me a sedative to take before the appointment. Best extraction of my life! He warned me I'd lose bits and pieces of the day and he was right. The appointment seemed to fly by. I ♥ my dentist!

I hope you feel better soon. :)
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and it would've been great if I'd known AHEAD of time that I was going to have it pulled, lol. She did give me a choice of doing it then (cuz it was KILLING me!!!) or finding an oral surgeon--and god knows when I'd get in--so I said heck, just pull it.

I guess it's better to NOT make split second decisions like this, lol. Still, it had to come out.

(no subject) - jengt - Feb. 19th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 19th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor, poor thing! I got away with a root canal. How often does THAT feel like a relief?!
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Considering how badly my last ROOT CANAL went...I'll have to get back to you on that. :o
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Feb. 19th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oy. Ouch. And I thought I was put through hell when they took my wisdom teeth out.
Feb. 19th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
I was not given the choice to be knocked out when I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed... and anestesia fades very fast on my dad and I. When the doc started doing the second side, he had to order another set of novacaine... which they gave me doubtful looks about but seeing as I nearly broke the nurse's hand, they decided to give me the benefit. "There's no way you feel that." And I'm trying to explain with all kinds of crap in my mouth, let alone the funny gas on my face making me gag.

So I totally and completely and absolutely empathize. Feel better soon!

Oh, and we didn't get my pain meds right away so I sat on my bed rocking in the fetal position b/c it hurt SO BAD. Makes me shudder just to remember it. Ugh.

Poor poor Jeannine. *sending hugs* I'm not far away... you want me to come read to you? I'll bring tea. ;) If you do need anything, just let me know. I'm not working yet!!
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks, you are so sweet. As soon as my next round of narcs kick in, I'm curling up with Rinn for the first time since MONDAY.

PS I had all 4 eye teeth pulled with I was 12, in preparation for braces (which I understand they don't do anymore) and had it done under a general and puked for 2 days.
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Feb. 19th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon.
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ow! It hurts to look!

Watch out for a dry socket.
Feb. 19th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, you know, I thought of YOU when I posted these pics. Because I seem to remember someone falling on her face... :)
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Feb. 19th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
(((Jen))) I have my wisdom teeth cause I am too chicken to let them hack them out :( I really feel for you. Dang! Poor you
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Pain is a great motivater.
Feb. 19th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh...my sympathies.

I was "knocked out" when I had my first two wisdom teeth out--then the anesthetic made me sick, and I kept throwing up the next day...I've also had a root canal that was apparently done wrong, because they told me later (too late) that it shouldn't have hurt...

Hope you feel better soon!
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)
I've also had a root canal that was apparently done wrong, because they told me later (too late) that it shouldn't have hurt...

ALSO story of my life! No wonder people give up and get them all pulled out, lol.

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Feb. 20th, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
Swelling mucch better today and I managed to covered up a lot of the bruising with a ton of makeup. Now I look like a badly bruised slut. ;)
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
wisdom tooth
Oh, man, that's terrible!!! You had me cringing and moaning while reading about it. Poor you!
Here's hoping that you're feeling better each day.
Patti Mallett
Feb. 22nd, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
Re: wisdom tooth
Thanks Patti!
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