Farewell Wisdom

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Tomorrow I am having my wisdom teeth removed.  All 4 of them at once and being the big sissy that I am when it comes to my mouth, I am being put under for the procedure.

For years I had gone to dentists who “suggested” having them taken out but they weren’t bothering me so I decided never to have it done…thinking that somehow they would be just fine tucked away in my mouth forever. ¬†No such luck. ¬†My most recent dentist told me that I need to have them removed or suffer horrible gum disease problems. ¬†Yay me.

Now apparently there is a reason that most people get their wisdom teeth extracted when they are “young” adults…because it’s less complicated and healing is faster. ¬†Me being almost 40 something makes the risks much higher and the healing time a bit longer. ¬†I had 3 C-sections in 3 years and bounced back like it was nothing. ¬†Literally doing laundry a few days after. But for some reason having 4 teeth ripped out of my jaw bone has me a bit scared. ¬†Maybe because the last dentist that put me under for a procedure severed a nerve and now I am permanently numb on the left side of my bottom lip and chin. ¬†Regardless of the reason, I have been hoping for the best outcome and preparing for a little less then best. ¬†Meaning that I have been trying to catch up on any chores that I would normally do over the next few days. ¬†Hubby will be off for the next four but he’s pretty much like a drill sergeant and I am sure will expect me to be my bouncy self by say…..Wednesday. ¬†Let’s hope by having the procedure done on St. Patrick’s Day that a little luck of the Irish shall be with me…even though I have no Irish in me. ¬†Unless you count a love for beer being part Irish.

So if there are no posts or activity from me in the next few days it will be because I am heavily doped up on pain pills and well those things just make me as looney as Elmer Fudd on a bottle of whiskey. ¬†Here’s to a hopefully speedy recovery…because let’s face it…my life can’t be put on hold that long.

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