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23 November 2010 @ 08:51 am
Day Two  
Today is much, *much* better.

The pain has dropped from "I can't sit still, I have to move around, and I feel nauseated" to "I'm somewhat uncomfortable". However, on general principles, I did take a half a Lorcet this morning, because getting behind the pain curve = DO NOT WANT.

Everything has stopped seeping blood.

My right cheek feels swollen and puffy, and Dale confirms that I do look like half a chipmunk. (I don't look in mirrors.)

The stitches are mildly annoying but not hideously so.

I'm doing a pretty good job of not poking at things with my tongue.

I do want to call the dentist back with a couple of questions: I have prescription mouthwash to use twice a day, and I'm supposed to avoid brushing over the surgical site. So the questions are, can I use something like warm salt-water rinses during the day, like after I eat or drink; and for how long do I need to avoid brushing.

Also, the dentist called *me* yesterday evening to check on me, and mentioned that I have, quote, "very thick bones, almost publishable".

I'm going to say that's a good thing in the long run, even if it did make it harder for him to trim things down.

Now that I know how I react, I think I can plan to just take 2-3 days off work rather than a whole week for the remaining procedures.
zemhitchhiker on November 23rd, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
glad you're feeling better!
amaebiamaebi on November 24th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Me too!
fatcookfatcook on November 24th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm very glad you're feeling better.
"Very thick bones, almost publishable", sounds a lot better that "jaw of steel, teeth of glass" which is what I have.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on November 24th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Oh, that would be frustrating.