When I was eight years old I went to get my ears pierced. I let them do the first one and then declared that one was fine. It hurt and I wasn't gonna do that again. My mom had to make me do the second one, and I am glad that she did.
When I was eleven years old I steped on a broken beer bottle and had to get lots of stitches. While they were cleaning my foot, I declared that I did not need it. My foot, that is. I told them to just cut it off because it hurt. Once again my mom convinced me that I would really desire that foot later on in life, and I am glad.
When I was twenty-eight years old (yesterday) I had gum surgery on one side of my mouth. It hurt. I have decided that I don't need to do the other side. I need my mom to convince me that I really don't want to lose half my teeth and it will be worth it to go through this again.
I figured I would share the good, the bad and the funny (there is some ugly - but you don't want to see the swelling!) of my gum surgery with you - don't worry, no pictures!
1. I have a fear of eating anything, so I will probably lose some weight.
1. I have a fear of eating, so I am starving and I really should get more protein - last night I actually added an egg to my mashed potatos for protein.
2. I can't exercise (except taking walks they said) for "several days"
3. Did I mention that I am starving?
1. You should hear me talk
2. My jaw and tongue hurt so bad that I can't tell if where the actual trauma was hurts. i am sure that once my tongue and jaw stop hurting, I will know.
I thought that the worst was over when they put in the stitches, or when the numbness wore off, but I was wrong. When I brushed my teeth this morning I learned that is the worst part!
By the way, did I mention that I hate it when doctors say general statements like, "Don't over-do it". What does that mean? Can we be exact? Should I make dinner and do the dishes? SHould I get a wheelchair? Should I take naps? Can you give me a list of do's and don'ts??
Anyway, thats all for now. I just had to write because it hurts to talk still.