Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yes You Should Feel Bad For Me ;)

Today I had a gum graft done...it was miserable to say the least! Let me paint you a picture of the procedure I had to endure! First off they don't have TV's in the ceiling so I had to stare at the styrofoam white abyss...waaay boring! Next he told me about what he was going to do (don't get me wrong the dude was totally nice but how he decided to chop up gums for a living beats me!). So he started with hitting me up with some wonderful Novocaine whomever came up with that genius idea must get a Nobel Prize of some sorts! So there I was numb as a frost bitten limb when he sliced both gum beds around my two front lower teeth to stretch the gums and attach the graft. After he did that I was dreading the next part...he took a dagger shaped instrument to my upper gum on my right side next to my palette and sliced it! This is where he took the graft to attach to my lower teeth...it wasn't pretty I am pretty sure he tried to hide how horribly bloody it was. I would catch out of the corner of my eye every so often his plastic glove covered in blood...gross I know. There I laid my body was stiff as a board, my hands in fists, and my toes pointed (I know that everyone secretly does this I mean how could you not with all these little daggers and drills in your mouth!) anyways then he sewed the incision where he took the graft from and moved on to putting the freaky weird slab of gum on my front teeth. At this point some of the novocaine began to wear off...not fun when you have a small hook and thread going through your gums, so I said um yeah OUCHYYY! I kept saying little prayers in my mind: please be over soon! please let this be the last stitch, please let me make it out of here alive, please don't let me bleed to death, you know just the usual...I wish I hadn't taken my last xanex a couple weeks ago when I first went to the dentist...that could have helped immensely! My gums kept and keep bleeding it is thoroughly disgusting!

Good thing I have such an amazing husband...he took me to my appointment, asked the dentist what I could and couldn't eat and then went to the store to pick me up some things! He even waited till I got home and tucked me in bed...this is where I have been ever since noon popping pills and eating mashed potatoes. I am so happy this is finally over and can't wait for it to heal..lets just hope I don't choke on my own blood while I sleep...TMI? Oh well ;). Wish me luck ;) Love love.

ps: Another couple totally crappy things about this whole procedure...I can't work out for five days which will either be a blessing or curse to my waistline. Lets hope for blessing since I will be on a liquid or mushy diet for the next little bit ;). Also Cafe Rio Thursday is a total bust.....I didn't even get it last week since we were back and forth from the North Pole/Logan last week which I am so not complaining with graduation was amazing. Hopefully sometime next week I will have a pork barbacoa salad filling my stomach and mind with happiness ;).

7 comments:

Ariel said...

ohhhh yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really do feel bad for you! do you need me to bring you a slurpee tomorrow?

Tiffany and Whit said...

Oh Morg, I have assisted on a couple of those. Not fun for anyone in the room, trust me. I remember the first one I assisted with, I thought I was going to pass out.Dr. Lawson had me place pressure where you take the graft from and my hands were covered in blood. So gross. I had to walk out. I'm soooo sorry you had to go through that. Good thing Nate is awesome to take care of you. I'm coming down on Friday.. Can Brecklyn and I come and visit?

Jamie said...

Morgan I'm SO sorry! I hope you get better soon and those pills work their magic :)
Get well soon Morgan's mouth!

Alex and Sam said...

oh my... Morg. I am glad you made it through that!

Kim said...

MORGAN! geeeez... im so sorry. i feel bad for you. i really do!

Kess said...

Wow! I tip my hat to you for your bravery !! Hope you feel better soon !

Steve said...

Sister down! I repeat sister is down! I'm going to drop some knowledge on you.. Whatever you do, do not play with the stitches with your tongue! Your dentist will be major peeved if he has to re-stitch your openings. I've never had a dentist yell at me before but that guy was a screaming banshee! I was like um... I'm kinda losing a lot of blood can this scream lashing wait until I can feel my limbs.. I like my limbs, I've grown to enjoy their many uses. Anyways keep your tongue away from your stitches or you will miss being able to use your pinky..