November 9, 2011

"Wordless" Whatever Wednesday: So, How'd It Go?

I interrupt your regularly scheduled Wordless Wednesday Happy Tails posts to answer the question I've gotten a lot of recently, "How'd it go?" Referring of course to the dreaded oral surgery/wisdom teeth removal last Friday.

Well, actually, it went horribly.

The brief rundown. I had a panic attack in the middle of the surgery. It was so bad I woke myself up. I panicked so bad that I was sobbing and hyperventilating. I couldn't breathe through my nose so I couldn't breath in the laughing gas to calm me down. They had to round up the extra nurses to restrain me. I remember part of the surgery. I remember seeing the doctor's face with the suture and screaming (probably more hoarsely hollering at that point) because I could feel the needle. The last thing I remember before waking up was the doctor hollering for someone to get him Ketamine. Then I remember fluffy brightly colored gummy bears. Literally. Then the doctor leaning over me and saying, "Sarah? Sarah? It was really rough, but we got them out."

Apparently my first words were "husband" and "baby".

I am grateful I never have to do this again. I am also grateful for large amounts of percocet and lortab.

Post Op Pictures:

{immediately after. not happy.}


{day two. just swelling and pain.}



{day three. swelling and beginning of the bruising}




{day four. the bruising continues to worsen. half way down my sternum}



The worst part of all of this is missing time with my daughter though. Since I am so drugged up her grandparents have been pitching in a lot for her care. I am immeasurably grateful to them. Still though, I miss my baby.

Thank you for all of your messages, emails, tweets asking how I am doing!!! It means so much to me! :)