Saturday, March 7, 2009

Long Time No Blog

Hello everyone, sorry for the AWOL. Barrie was even so kind as to comment on my most recent post asking where I was.

Short story: I had wisdom tooth surgery.

Long story: I have been sick on and off pretty much all the time for about four months. As soon as I got better I caught something else. At the same time I was beginning to experience pain in the back of my mouth. This was the week of my last post that it got really bad. So I went to the dentist. Turns out that I had two very infected wisdom teeth. He believes that my body spending all it's time on fighting my wisdom tooth infection was lowering my immune system, causeing me to get sick more frequently. Made sense. Anyways, I had to get the tooth out asap. So I did.

If anyone has ever had complications in a wisdom tooth surgery you will know how painful it is. I had a mild dry socket, but much worse, I clench my jaw when I sleep. Normally, this is okay, but since I'd just had surgery, it was casing my muscles to spasm. I was on some good stuff, but still the pain was so bad that I would just cry. Basically I felt like I was sucker punched in the jaw by someone who knew what they were doing. And underneath that was a dry socket. Not fun. Every evening the muscles would start to work themselves out, but by the next morning the pain was worse than the day before. Really not fun.

So sorry that I haven't been posting, but that is where I have been! I am much better now. Still eating liquid foods and ice cream, but tonight will be my first night going out in about two weeks! I am so freaking bored! I am participating in the chili cook-off for Geneca, the company my husband works for. I came in dead last at the cook-off last year so I have some honor to win back this time.

I hope to start back to my normal blog schedule this week. I actually have been reading your blogs, but been a bit too incoherent to comment anything :)

10 tidbits:

Charles Gramlich said...

Ouch. that sounds tremendously unpleasant. My brother had to have surgery on his wisdom teeth but didn't have the serious after effects you had. I'm hoping you are feeling better every day. That's certainly no fun

Neil Bytes said...

I had my wisdom teeth pulled a few years ago and it was not a pleasant experience.

Plus since having them pulled I am not as smart as I used to be.

lynn said...

Eek, sounds like a really rough time--glad to hear you're feeling better now! good luck in the cook-off :)

Barry said...

I suspect surgery on your wisdom tooth is an acceptable excuse for taking a blogging break.

Good to have you back though.

GutsyWriter said...

Thanks for visiting me after this painful experience. I remember having all 4 wisdom teeth removed in my teens in Paris, and staying overnight in the hospital. The royal treatment. Hope you're feeling better, and time for some good coffee!!!

Barrie said...

Oh, you poor thing. That sounds horrible. Hope you're feeling better soon and that your general health improves not that you've got those nasty infected things outta there!

Sepiru Chris said...

Dear BITO,

Yowzers!

Well, we look forward to your complete return in the fullness of time.

Get well, first. (And good luck with the chili)

Tschuess,
Chris

strugglingwriter said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better Lauren. That sounds like a horrible time.

I was lucky that my wisdom tooth extraction was relatively uneventful.

Paul (strugglingwriter)

Lauren said...

Everyone- Thanks for commenting! :) I am starting to feel better.

karma lennon said...

Ick. Wisdom teeth are no fun. I'm glad you're feeling better though!

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