Friday, January 29, 2010

the first dentist story

I have decided the up side of the dentist is that he gives good drugs. I loved the nitrous oxide. I haven't been high like that in YEARS and this was far better than any weed I ever smoked way back in the day.

Now that being said, one procedure down and several more to go. Curley went with me for moral support (thank you so very much!!!!!) and Mac drove us so it was nice to have my support system there.

I took a Xanax a few minutes before I got there but I'm not sure it helped. The dentist was very nice and kind. I know he gave 5 injections of Novocaine but I had my eyes shut so I didn't see anything. He just told me later. I also listened to my iPod to block most of the noise.

Afterward, I was pretty out of it and by the time we got home I took a Vicodin and went to bed. On the ride home I dozed a bit, and Mac made fun of me since I was so numb; he wanted me to say words with lots of "R"s in them since I was numb and sounded funny. Or he at least thought it was funny.

After a nap I just was resting around the house. My mouth is pretty sore and hurts but I took some Motrin and it takes the edge off.

So, all in all, I did survive, and I'm headed back to school tomorrow. Gotta save those sick days for the next couple dental procedures.

I just feel icky and achy, but okay.

Thanks for all the good thoughts, happy wishes, positive energy, and prayers! Ya'll rock!

Maggie Mae

PS- and I'll be doing some catching up on blog reading this weekend. I'm sorry I haven't been around this week; it's been a long and stressful this week.


Finn said...

Now you've got the first visit over, the rest'll be wee buns.

Mind you, too many visits and you'll end up addicted to prescription drugs...

Glad you're OK.

Bragger said...

I'm glad that is out of the way. The rest of them will be a piece of cake. Use the drugs AND the sympathy to your advantage. :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Maggie darling I am so glad your dental procedure went well, God bless the meds, what will we do without them. I too had some issues that needed to be resolved (dental wise) and hated the experience afterwards. For days I was in pain. Take your time darling and take care of yourself, we will all be here for you when you return. Wishing you a marvelous weekend.

Love & Hugs

Maggie said...

Finn- ooooooo addiction to pain killers! Like I need another addiction!

Bragger- if you say so! And I must've been looking pretty bad today because even my students were worried about me. Nice to me, but worried.

Duchess- thanks for the well wishes. I plan on lots of resting...!