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After about fifteen years of procrastination (not through apprehension of the procedure, just my standard aversion to taking time out for anything), I am now minus four wisdom teeth. \o/ Next stop: orthodonture. (Please cross your fingers that I "qualify" for Invisalign.) Funny if you're me: *CRUNCH* -- "Don't worry about that noise." -- Wasn't planning to, but if I were, probably would have been better to say that first...

Also, I have decided that all dentists should be required to learn ASL, so when I have an opinion about what they're chatting about, I can express it and have them understand.

Per instructions, took the first Vicodin about 45 minutes ago, to catch it before the Novocain wears off. Compos mentis so far, which pleases me. After my sinus surgery in '93, I spent several days rewatching stuff I had basically memorized (mostly FK) because my Tylenol-3-fuzzed brain couldn't follow anything else. Of course, the instructions are to take one or two as needed, and I took one, so if I end up hurting enough to need two, that picture could change. (I promise to post for your amusement if it does.) But considering my relatively small body mass, I'm going to guess sticking with one at a time will do it. *fingers crossed*

On a completely unrelated note (unless you count the fact that I'm so not going to be singing for the next few days!), off_coloratura has posted the best plain-English explanation I've ever seen of how and why singers tend to think of "The Voice" as almost a separate entity. As one of her commenters noted, the writers among you will probably find a lot of it sounding very familiar.


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Apr. 4th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
I wish you a speedy recovery on the wisdom tooth thing. I had my last 2 removed last October.

One word of caution, don't be surprised if you have a reaction to vicodin + antibiotics. I got a wicked case of hives shortly after my surgery and I've heard similar complaints from others in the past couple of months.

Just giving you a heads up....
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Good to know, thanks! My antibiotic is a synthetic because I'm allergic to penicillin. Wonder if that makes any difference?
Apr. 4th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Regardless of the reduced level of drugs, I would certainly applaud the watching of more "mostly FK." ;-)

Good luck! May you get well much quicker than you have to go back to work, and have space to yourself!

>"As one of her commenters noted, the writers among you will probably find a lot of it sounding very familiar."

Yes. Although my nonfiction workplace rarely notices, much less cares, when the muse stomps off or sulks or sleeps in, or conquers the world, for that matter, the fanfiction -- oh! the fanfiction! :-)
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
It was a great excuse. Since it was February of 1993, I was obsessive enough to be perfectly happy to watch them as many times as possible regardless of mental state. :-D

Right now I'm catching up on Torchwood and poking at writing, so I can't complain.
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
She does make The Voice sound a lot like one's writing muse.

I wish you a speedy recovery on the wisdom teeth! All I remember from my experience was the uncontrollable crying once I came out of anesthesia.
Apr. 4th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
I just did the novocain and nitrous, so no funny anaesthesia stories for me. When I had my sinus surgery, the anaesthesiologist asked me if I had any pets, and I proceeded to launch into a five-minute mini-lecture about how the Egyptians used to worship cats but they don't anymore.

My favorite is a friend who woke up after getting his wisdom teeth, and his dad asked "M, what are fish thimbles?" because at one point he'd shouted "No more Goddamn fish thimbles!" That became the swear-word-substitute of choice in our mutual workplace at the time.
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Wisdom teeth are such a waste of time, don't you think? Nobody ever keeps them....
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I know! It's like, can't we just have the option to not grow them?
Apr. 4th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
I still have mine, but they move around a bit. One minute they're there, the next they're gone.
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And best of luck on the recovery and the impending orthodonture.

Take care. *gentle*hugs*
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yaaay! *gives ice, ice cream, and quiet weekend* And crossing my fingers on the Invisalign. It is so unfair but great that they have that now, when I would've killed not to have a metal mouth at 13.

And I love that explanation. It does make me think of the muses and how I have to let them have their head sometimes, and sometimes just keep writing until they explain why something isn't working.
Apr. 5th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Yes, best of luck with the all the dental/orthodontia adventure. May it be short and sweet. I had mine removed after my ortho. Good drugs. I remember nothing between being told to count down from 3, and saying "3" until the next morning. But the next morning I was able to get in a car with friends and go to Nashville (from Knoxville, about 4 hrs) with no pain meds or anything.

The missing time? My dad says that (at 20 years old) I cried all the way from the dentist's office home because the dentist wouldn't give me my teeth and the tooth fairy wouldn't come.
Apr. 5th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yay you for getting rid of those pesky wisdom teeth. I doubt you'll miss them! Hopefully you'll stay relatively pain free so you can enjoy watching Torchwood. At some point I need to get season 1 DVD (I've been watching season 2).
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