- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009
And everything went way more smoothly than I had anticipated! The doctor was incredibly nice and sang while he was putting my IV in (probably to calm me down- it worked), and he made me feel as if I was important and it really helped to relax me. I remember being in the room and getting hooked up, and I also remember him asking if I felt groggy as I was being put under. Then, the next thing I knew, I was in the wheelchair waiting for my Mom to open the door, and I got in.
They gave me medicine in the IV for nausea (since I threw up last time I went under, and I don’t particularly want dry sockets!) and I was talking nonsensically for a bit; the funny part is that I knew I was talking crazy, but also didn’t stop myself or care.
Once the numbness wore off, I could feel the pain but it wasn’t anything like I had imagined. It’s a dull ache, but nothing serious and I was prescribed Oxycodon for pain, but I plan to take motrin or nothing if I can manage it. I’ve already drank V8 and iced tea, and have drank the broth from chicken noodle soup, had a popsicle, and a mashed up teeny piece of a french fry that I didn’t chew but just swallowed.
My point I guess is that everyone’s experience is different, but mine wasn’t so scary or excruciating. I’m hoping my pain will go away completely in 2-3 more days and I can begin living my life at work (I haaaate missing days)! LOL.
The only thing I did question was that two pieces of rubbery-feeling string came out of my wounds, and I’m assuming it was the stitches? I’m going to call my doctor if this causes pain, but otherwise I’m just going to hope for the best and let it heal on its own since it isn’t bothering me.
The doctor called me around 8-9 hours post-surgery and asked how I was doing and told me to call him on the number that showed in caller ID if I had any questions or felt badly or had complications I was worried about. He was fantastic, and I definitely will recommend him in the future to others! (He took out DH’s wisdom teeth a few years ago as well, but DH didn’t recover well because he drank from a straw and smoked- the dummy! Haha). I thought it was amazing that the actual doctor called me, not just a nurse or tech, to check on me and make sure I was doing alright. That hasn’t happened with any other surgery I’ve had, and it did make me feel worlds better!
Did anyone else have a smooth recovery after wisdom teeth removal (I had all 4 of mine removed)? Did anyone have a bad recovery? Share your stories!!! 😀