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Under the Knife - gah! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Under the Knife - gah!
Tomorrow (or rather, later this morning) I shall be knocked out for the first time in my life. Well, there was the time I slipped & fell on the ice & hit my head - I think I was unconscious for a few seconds. But, no, I'm talking about having a general anesthetic. Yes, tomorrow is my wisdom teeth surgery.

So at 9am EDT October 14th, I shall be arriving at Dr. Kim's office in Troy and they'll put me under & pull out the top two teeth and saw thru the bottom two & pull them out in two pieces each. Bleh. Tonight, I ate my last meal before 7pm and I am not allowed anything to drink now that it's after midnight. I bought some slim fast drink mixes, made ice, and have a fresh gallon of milk, so I'm going for the sippable suppers for the rest of the weekend. (I also have pudding & Jell-o for variety. The cashews will have to wait!)

I picked up 6 DVDs at the rental place for watching (or sleeping through) this weekend. I miss the days of $.99 DVDs at the local Hollywood Video. Rather than costing me $6, they cost me $24. This, and the fact that I still haven't seen all of the DVDs that I own, is the reason I don't usually rent DVDs.

Since I don't actually think in the morning, I also purchased some masking tape (purple, of course) so that I can tape my fridge shut & tape my faucets shut too. This will remind me not to drink anything. Providing Leo doesn't remove the tape, I'll remember in the morning not to drink anything.

So, anyhoo, if you can think of poor (scared) Trina in the morning, do so. I do good at avoiding the whole surgery thing, but every once in awhile, it happens. Bleh.

Still, I shall leave you all with one of my favorite sketches from Laugh In. (From memory - no idea if the words are perfectly correct.)

A woman is talking with a doctor. "I'm afraid this is difficult for me to say..." he tells her.

"It's OK, I can take it, Doc."

"I'm going to have to perform emergery surgery. Um, emergency surgency. I'm going to have to perform emergency surgery. See, I told you it was hard for me to say..."

Current Mood: scared trepidatious

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wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: October 14th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
"I'm going to have to perform emergery surgery. Um, emergency surgency. I'm going to have to perform emergency surgery. See, I told you it was hard for me to say..."

Now stick *that* in your Funk and Wagnall's...

I was so born in the wrong decade.
wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: October 14th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and of course: good luck tomorrow! But I'm sure you'll be fine. :-D
zeusgirl From: zeusgirl Date: October 14th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck. I had mine out under general anasthetic about 8 years ago, and I was fine. Just remember to follow your doctor's insturctions with regards to rinsing and taking pain medication.

rocalisa From: rocalisa Date: October 14th, 2005 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck and good wishes.

I'm sure it will all go really well.
swiftangel From: swiftangel Date: October 14th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I had mine out about 10 years ago. The pain was light enough that I didn't need anything stronger than Nuprin to deal with it. It also healed a lot faster than they predicted.

You'll be fine!
drake57 From: drake57 Date: October 14th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch you and Elissa having dental work this close together!
I'll be thinking of you,sending positive healing vibes!
l_zinkiewicz From: l_zinkiewicz Date: October 14th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck, sweetie! I'm sure it'll go well.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ack! Poor Trina. Well...I had it done years ago and survived. Okay, so I looked like Betty Boop for about 3-5 days, but the puffiness went away eventually.

Here's a word of *serious* advice: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BLOW YOUR NOSE!! I did, and the packing came out of one of my incisions. Owwwwww!!! Misery on a stick.
warinbabylon From: warinbabylon Date: October 16th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw it went okay. But I'm keeping you in mind anyway...take it easy!
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