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crisis.....

since at least the past weekend I have had the wierd left ear canal blockage I usually get at least half a year where my left ear feels stopped up. That irritates me to no end to have the ear stopped up and having my hearing even slightly muffled. I've been Q-tipping and even lacing the cotton swab of one end with hydrogen peroxide and peroxide-ing the stuffings out of my left ear.

Now since the weekend, especially Sunday, something about it...I didn't have any ideas then but have a few now, I've had this sharp pain that registers every couple of seconds from besides my ear arching down it feels to the general area where my left wisdoms could be coming in. I feel the pain in my jaw too. I have taken aspirin in the night, it doesn't keep me up at night, and I think it is because I do take the aspirin that it mostly "takes a vacation" in the morning.

At first I was afraid of some massive cavity or a tooth death or something because of the long time I haven't been to the dentist...then mom suggested possibility of a wisdom, that possibly it could finally be cutting, however I do barely remember Doc Harrington telling me one time that there's a huge chance they could impact.

I'm so scared...I'm so scared, it hurts it HURTS...actually not that bad but it does interfere with my thinking and my speed a little and spiking my temp a bit and general discomfort and....

I read wikipedia and I'm scared and grossed out and stuff...do most of you realize what has to be done if a wisdom has to be taken? a lot of gross stuff....including using gauss for about a day and being very careful about the open socket, and if I read correctly the socket would be left exposed FOR LIFE and it won't close back up and nothing would fill it and it'll look gross and I'll look UGLY and UGLY UGLY UGLY UGLY UGLY UGLY and I'll have to keep it from bleeding too much and it'll be painful and it'll smell for two weeks who would want to be around me for two weeks with my mouth smelling like s**t????

Mom and I stopped by the place where Harrington's office used to be...apparently since up until his death, Harrington and his wife had talked about retiring, this is what we heard from my sister as well. So we got to the office to walk in and ask if this new guy has my records. We saw a sign saying the "...offices of Dr Deem and Dr Harrigton are moving..." and gave the address. I noticed that the office had already moved since I looked in one window and all the reclining beds and everything else had gone. So that was sad. So we're going to call the guy and see that way. Mom seems to think I should go see our GP, Dr Biddle.

Wonders if Medicare D would cover dentist? How I cover surgery???? I prefer death than delaying laptop...I prefer death than buying laptop with Windows Vista...Windows Vista worse than death...Windows Vista worse than Satan and the Antichrist....Windows Vista is selling one's soul to the Dark Powers in the End Times.

...I'd rather destroy and sell my soul and body than buy a system with Windows Vista on it.

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2dreamsilently
Jun. 28th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you're in pain. If you think it's a tooth problem you should REALLY see a Dentist. There are a lot of good dentists out there, so don't be afraid to go to one. :)

Wisdom teeth are nasty nasty things, lemme tell you. Remember how I recently had to get two pulled? One was coming in all crooked and the other one was stuck on the roots of the tooth next to it. I was nervous too. (That's why I was all like "Medicate me, heyaa! I don't want to remember anything!")

Since I had the surgery let me tell you what is the norm and what I experianced

1: I was medicated, I have no recollection of the surgery. Mike was awake for his though (but numbed of course). He said it wasn't that big of a deal.
2: After the surgery your jaw is completely numbed. You drool, a LOT. To me, that was the worst part of the first day... I had to keep a paper towel with me at all times otherwise I was drooling over myself and anything my head touched. :P
3: The gauss they give you, you use about two days. The first day you keep constant pressure on it and pretty much drink liquids. The second day you can take them out to drink/eat squishy substances (like jello, ice cream, yogurt, etc), but you have to put them back in after you eat.
4: There isn't that much blood. There is some, but it doesn't get bad if you use the gauss you're given. In fact, by the third day, you're barely bleeding at all... (and it becomes very tempting to eat things you're told not too :P)
5:You are told to brush your teeth otherwise, YES, you will have nasty stanky breath. Brushing your teeth isn't that hard, you just have to use a kiddy tootbrush instead of a regular one. Brush twice a day or after you eat and no bad breath. :D
6: The only time I experianced pain was in the morning when the meds they gave were wearing off. As long as I took them (and took them an hour apart... I'll never make the mistake of taking strong meds close together EVER AGAIN) I was pretty painless. And before the end of the week I had no pain at all.
7: It was hard to smile or talk a lot the first few days. You have swelling (which you try to keep down with hot and cold packs) so that's mostly why. It goes away by the end of the week though.
8: I would say, within, hm... three weeks (a month at the most) the holes in my mouth were completely gone. It was really weird, because one day the hole was there and the next.. it was gone. POOF! The power of the human body. :D
9: Oh yeah, the stitches they use (because they do sew the holes up as much as possible) were ones that you don't have to take out. The body obsorbes them. So I didn't have to go back to get them out.. no check up. Hehehe.

Over all, while inconvient, it was not that bad an experiance. The worst parts for me was the nurse who kept trying to find a vein to stick the niddle in (for the knock-out meds), the drooling, and when I took my meds too close together and spent an entire day sick.
skrain_bodak
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
you are a beautiful gentle person and a great friend...*big hugs* you're awsome Nikki glad we met through AA and Mike is sure blessed.
rhye
Jun. 28th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
I had all four taken out, and it was nothing like the medical procedure you described. It wasn't gross or smelly. It was really really really painful afterwards with all the swelling, but they put you asleep, and then you wake up later with nothing but some self-dissolving stitches and a lot of pain.

Also *icon love*
skrain_bodak
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
but I wasn't trying to describe anything...just that I read that afterward there would be a bad breath problem.

So not only would I have looked like the Antichrist like I have been for years...I would smell like him too.

I just don't want to look uglier I mean I am so ugly now that I should have looked in unflushed toilets for my prom date instead of going to my prom stag since shit looks better than me. :P
rhye
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
I just think you were reading a doom-and-gloom page, a pessimistic worst-case scenario, rather than the average experience.
rhye
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Wiki
"problems" being the keyword. Most people don't have any "problems."
skrain_bodak
Jun. 28th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Wiki
LOL I bet you're tired of Chicken Little now. :P

thanks. :)
lenapie
Jun. 28th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
Wisdom teeth are so far in the back of your mouth that nobody would see the open socket and if they did it would just look like a bump in your gums. But they would practically have to have their face in your mouth. I know lots of people who have had their wisdom teeth out and I've never noticed a hole in their mouths.

I had four teeth pulled (none of them were wisdom teeth though) before I got braces and it took about 8 hours for my gums to stop bleeding. I never experienced any pain though and after the braces you can't tell I ever had missing teeth. I hear wisdom teeth hurt a bit more to have removed but after awhile you probably won't even notice they're gone after the wounds have healed up.
skrain_bodak
Jun. 28th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
what if I need others taken out to get to the wisdom? I'll be soo ugly....

I mean I'll be uglier than I am now....
lenapie
Jun. 29th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of needing to take other teeth out to get to the wisdom teeth unless the back of your mouth is seriously short on space. But I'm pretty sure that if something looked weird they wouldn't just leave it like that. Take my brother for instance... he had to have a root canal because he fell and hit his tooth on my HEAD and my head was okay but his tooth died! He now has a fake tooth there but you'd never know. There are lots of things you can do to make teeth look good. But really, back that far in the mouth people can't really see unless you walk up to their eyes and yawn. =p
skrain_bodak
Jun. 29th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
unlesss
unless there's French Kissing involved. :(((

Then they would know how much uglier I am...but then why would anyone French kiss me?
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