Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm all about looking hot on my wedding day, but a liquid diet was not in my plans.

I am getting my wisdom teeth -- all four -- out tomorrow morning.


The sane half of me nods calmly and agrees, yes millions of people get their wisdom teeth out every day, and you never really hear any horror stories. Not a big deal.

Right, fine. Mmm-hmm.

But really, my other half is much more powerful. She's the half that is freaking out. Wondering why she waited so long to go through with this. Wondering if she can sue her dentist from 1999 who said she probably didn't need to worry about getting them out, you know, especially since she was on her dad's insurance at that time and all.

I'm insanely lucky because Scott will be with me every step of the way, driving me to the appointment, and back, preparing all sorts of watery delicasies, like applesauce and soup. Did I mention he bought *TWO* pints of Ben and Jerry's for me? What a good guy.

Right, fine. OK, but I'm STILL FREAKIN' OUT over here.

The oral surgeon said my bottom teeth might have roots near my nerves, but -- don't worry -- only an 8 percent chance of PERMANENT nerve damage. OH, and those top two teeth? Just a smidge too close to the sinus cavity for his liking.

Oh, and the whole anesthesia thing will be a new experience for me. I woke myself up in the middle of the night last night realizing there might be needles and blood involved. I'M DEATHLY AFRAID OF BOTH!!!

Did I mention I'm freaking out???? I AM!

Scott thought it would be really funny to tell me how during his surgery years ago, he woke up and felt pressure and heard EVERYTHING that was going on.

No more caps.
I'm just going to say that I'm really.totally. absolutely.freakin.out.

I did this to myself. I wanted to go to all the possible doctors out there (while I still have insurance...) and just get a 100 percent go-for-it good, clean bill of health for becoming a wife and then a mom at some point. But this??? This is just crazyness. I'm literally losing my mind.

And no one likes the mommy that talks to herself.


  1. Hi Wendy! (It's Jessica formerly of the Mirror ... followed you over here from Facebook.)

    I just wanted to say I had all four wisdom teeth out in college and it went very smoothly, so try not to worry too much!

    Also, I enjoy reading your blog ... your writing is great! :)

  2. I feel your pain! (Um, I guess not quite so literally in this case.) I have yet to get my wisdom teeth out, too! The dentist claimed it was "too early" back in high school - You know, back when I was covered by my parents' insurance, and was too naive to FREAK OUT about the actual surgery. I know they're going to have to come out eventually, though! I will be thinking about you today :)

  3. Ugh, wisdom teeth surgery. I sympathize! All four of mine were impacted, and I got them removed the month before I went to college in 1998. My face swelled up like a balloon, and it was like that for at least a week. The oral surgeon put me on codine for the pain, and we realized pretty fast that I am actually allergic to that, so I was vomiting up a storm and had to take ALLEVE instead. Alleve doesn't do shit when you've had four wisdom teeth removed, FYI.

    I do remember waking up afterwards from the surgery laughing hysterically, though. Weird. Phil got his wisdom teeth out in '05 and I remember him being similarly silly after the procedure. It must be the anesthesia.

    Good luck! (I'm going to start blogging soon myself, one of these days!)