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Home and recovering

September 4th, 2008 at 09:05 pm

Thanks for everybody's encouragement and sympathy. I took today off and I wrote in sick for tomorrow, too--there's no pain so the medicine is working that way, but for some reason my stomach isn't tolerating either Vicodin or Ibuprofen too well--I threw up last night and again tonight. I think it's a matter of not taking anything on an empty stomach, but I don't want to be at work nauseous!

The doctor said he felt it all went well. It was very very unpleasant and I panicked much more than I thought I would during the procedure, but it didn't hurt at all because of the Novocaine. He had to scrape and plane some teeth, and "move the gumline" and "smooth some jagged bone" on the other side. Right now I have some kind of plasticy dressing so I can't tell if the shape of my teeth and gums feels dramatically different. Probably best I can't feel it. Unfortunately the dressing tastes/smells slightly chemicaly or mediciny, so when I'm feeling nauseous that doesn't help.

I'm going in to see him on Wednesday for a follow-up. I'm going to ask him if there's anything my dentist could have done to clean my teeth better and prevent this from happening. I'd hate to switch dentists, but I'm a little disturbed how much there was to scrape off. Maybe he can give me some advice to pass along to my regular dentist. My semiannual checkup is next week, and I'm going to keep that appointment so they can get to know my new tooth situation.

Well, time to go rinse my mouth and try to get some sleep. The nausea kept me up most of last night, so I napped off and on all day. Hope I can fall asleep normally tonight!

8 Responses to “Home and recovering”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hope the icky pain goes away soon!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    You are probably sick to your stomach cause of all the gook you swallowed while they were working on you too! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. merch Says:

    Hang in there and feel better.

  4. Mrs. Matt Says:

    I hope you feel better soon.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Feel better soon!

  6. Analise Says:

    Hope the worst is behind you and you will be feeling well soon.

  7. fern Says:

    ooooh, sorry to hear about the dental procedure. I'd like to know, too, how you could prevent having that work done. My mother had something done that sounds very similar.

  8. kquealey Says:

    Ugh! I had my wisdom teeth taken out recently and my stomach did not take well to Vicodin either. Same thing, I was vomiting twice a day! I just stopped taking it. The pain sucked but I was so glad to be rid of the nausea. Just stick with Ibuprofen, it works fine. Get better soon!

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