27 April 2009

sickation (sick leave + vacation)

I had my three remaining wisdom teeth wrenched from my head this morning, and that is how I know I should not be a spy. As soon as I was caught by my enemies and they started pulling out my teeth, I'd give up all my secrets. I don't really care for tooth removal even when my entire head is numb. And TODAY, the dentist started taking out one of my teeth, when he suddenly realized that it was NOT a wisdom tooth. I bet he wished I wasn't so fully conscious when he made that little discovery. Yeah, I have this tricky second molar that everyone has always thought was a wisdom tooth, but it ain't. The dentist did find and remove the wisdom tooth on that side of my jaw, but it was all rather disconcerting.

Still, tooth removal is a small price to pay for four paid days off work. AJ and one of our co-workers set me up with enough videos to keep me occupied for weeks and I have books and ice cream and an Internet connection. Life is good.

6 comments:

Heidi said...

Happy Recovering!

Annie M. said...

Oh, my poor little MBC. If I were in Utah right now I'd have to come and care for you like a momma bear because I know how MISERABLE I was when I had my wisdom teeth taken out. It was awful. I hope you have some good pain killers!

Kirsten said...

Enjoy the paid time off, and feel better quick!

Eliana said...

Do you have the cool syringe thing to clean out the gaping holes in your mouth? Eat lots of ice cream and make people take good care of you.

Breanne said...

Oh my goodness! My sister was at the dentist once, and she was completely numb, but he said, "Oops. Sorry about that." And she was like What?!?! Hope you have lots of nice painkillers.

MBC said...

Annie--I do have excellent pain killers. Last night I took one of your mix CDs to bed with me (in my little discman) when I couldn't sleep, so it was kind of like you were taking care of me . . .

Eliana--A syringe, huh? I do not have one of those. And ice cream has been less effective, because I can't open my mouth very wide. Yogurt is my food of choice.

Breanne--Yeah, I'm thinking it's a good thing that people are completely knocked out for real surgeries that involve organs. I bet there's more oops involved there, than we'd like to imagine.

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