Posted by: iamlillian | April 23, 2009

pre-op

23/04/09

Rainy day. Heavy downpour. Got a call from dental clinic – pre-op instructions. Will be having a light intravenous sedation for wisdom teeth extraction, so will be fasting from 7am.

Preparation for post-extraction:  2 sick leaves from work, stocking up with soft food like tubs of fruit puree, Uncle Toby’s  oat porridge sachets, rice for making porridge, packets of ‘Up & GO’s; making Easiyo yogurt & ice-cream; bought 2 ice-packs (ease swelling), mouthwash rinse, gauzes; read the information given regarding the procedure.

@_@ i am aware of the general post operative sequela after reading:

Pain, swelling, bruising

trismus – the inability to open your mouth normally can occur and this may result in the patient requiring a non-chew diet for approx 3-7 days.

infection (Hope not…no way)

nerve damage – although rare, nerve damage can occur, particularly following the removal of third molars.

following local anaesthetic, intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic, persistent post operative nausea and or vomiting may occur. (this will be my 1st experience of intravenous sedation :S)

now i get the feeling of butterflies in my stomach not knowing how things will be post-surgery.

Got to be brave and trust all is in God’s control.

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Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4

pushing my tongue on the wisdom teeth, feeling their existence for the very last night before they get extracted.

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the rain pours on…Praise God for the rain 😉

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