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Friday, December 3, 2010

Teeth of wisdom

I got my wisdom teeth out today.
Before you start thinking "Unicorn After" on me, I did not rap about Jesus.
(Though that would've been super cool)
I'm more wondering how that girl managed to speak so well with the gauze in her mouth, and judging by how numb my mouth was, she must've bitten her tongue or cheek a couple of times.
Anyway. For those who haven't gotten yours out yet, let me describe it.
When you first get there, you'll probably wait for a bit in the waiting room (of course, haha) and then you'll be called in to one of the rooms. The nurse lady will ask a couple questions about allergies and meds you take and then she'll explain what all will happen.
She should take your blood pressure and then start hooking up the electrode monitor for your heart. Then she'll put on the oxygen mask that will also give you the laughing gas when it comes closer to starting the surgery.
The anesthesiologist person will come in and hook up your IV. If you've had your blood drawn before, it's a poking feeling and then a little irritating/discomforting, but it won't be for long. After that, they'll give you the laughing gas and the IV drugs. They also gave me a sugar-water mixture in the IV, but I'm not sure if that's normal procedure or if they did it for me because I'm diabetic.
You'll black out pretty fast once the drugs start pumping. The surgery should take around 30 to 40 minutes, but when you're out, it'll feel closer to a couple seconds. When I first came to, I kinda went back under for a couple minutes and then woke up again. They didn't seem too concerned about it, so I think that's relatively normal. I feel exhausted afterwards but not in pain. The nurse waited till I didn't feel nauseous or anything, had my dad pull up the car and helped me into the car. That's when I started feeling really tired. I slept the way home, other than mumbling at my dad to get me a chocolate frosty.
When I got home, I took out my gauze and ate my frosty- though I was too numb to actually taste it. I thought I could feel a little pain, but it wasn't terrible. I replaced my gauze and I slept for about an hour and a half.
Then it really hurt. I woke up and realized it hurt like a you-know-what. I took out the gauze, practically screamed, then put more gauze in. I crashed on our couch and walked tv while icing my cheek. The nurse said to alternate 20 mins on and 20 mins off, but I just did what felt good- didn't go by actual time increments. I made sure not to keep it on for long periods of time though, because it really didn't feelthat good.
The bleeding stopped (to the point where I could stop using the gauze) at about 6- like 5 hours after the surgery. They said to start soaking the gauze in ice water if it doesn't stop after 4, but I didn't and it was fine. lol.
So now I'm still icing my cheek and every once and awhile I'll eat some pudding or drink water, but even that hurts so I have a feeling I won't be eating much the next week.
Anyway, that's how it went!

Monday, November 1, 2010

They say you've got to lose a couple fights to win

It's hard to tell from where I'm sitting

A Slight Figure of Speech

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I am very tired.
But relatively pleased.

I had Blazer production night tonight and sold an ad. :) WOOT!
Then I went to the barn and soaked Rainy's hoof in epsom saltwater. ICK.
(But she's getting much better, thank goodness.)
And then I went to the YMCA and exercised with Sara Helen Plensdorf. TIRED!

We did the treadmills, the bikes, part of the lift-y machine-a-majigs, and then finished with the ellipticals, which sucked hardcore. But I felt fit!

And then I came home and ate ice cream. :/
Bwahahaha, blogging at school. :) Not that it matters, because NO ONE'S ON BLOGGER ANYMORE! THANKS A LOT GUYS! D:<

Friday, October 8, 2010

"You say go slow, I fall behind."

First- the cat [Tally-wa]. Check her out on facebook.

Second- the horse. doing better.

Third- Mumford & Sons

Fourth- Noah Jones, Time After Time


Friday, September 17, 2010


Whenever I'm texting someone, I always want to add some sort of awkward noise at the end. Like URGGH, or AHGHHGHGH, or maybe even PSHT! But I never know how exactly I should spell such word in a way that they could understand what I mean.

I hate that.

So usually I just put 'grr', which is overrated and overused, and I dislike it. Occasionally I'll put 'argh', or 'ugh', but they just don't convey the same message as NURGHHHH!

I'm also slightly concerned that if I used such noise text, they would think I just fell down a flight* of stairs, or turned into a zombie, or perhaps nailed my hand to tree. None of which has happened to me...
yet. Knock on wood.
Anyhow, I think I'm going to go change my background/template thing, cos I'm a little sick of the birds.

*Why why why is it called a flight of stairs? It's literally begging people to fall down them. Sigh.

Monday, September 6, 2010

the coming fall

The first day of school.

I'm not even going to describe it- if you are to the point where you need someone to do that, I've lost hope. But really. Where did summer go?

Ah well.

I welcome fall with open arms.