Soft foods. Blah. I had my gum surgery on Friday and I am supposed to eat soft foods for a while. I'm already bored with soft foods. I had some macaroni and cheese last night which I'm really not supposed to eat because it is all carbohydrates which turn into sugar which screws up my diabetic blood sugar levels. So, mostly cottage cheese and sugar free pudding and some cream of wheat, which I had to eat almost cold because I wasn't supposed to have hot stuff this weekend. Not even coffee, unless it was ice cold.
So, Friday I went to the dentist at 9:30 and sat in the chair for about 45 minutes before they finally started numbing my mouth with lots and lots and lots of shots all over the inside of my mouth. I had a little panic attack because it felt like I couldn't swallow and was choking after all of those shots. So, after everything was numb, the periodontist started peeling back my gums-you're going to feel some pressure and pushing here! Then, the super sonic water thing cleaned out all the junk that was buried deep in my gums, then a little drilling or something-all I know is that it was noisy and sounded like drilling. Then some bone replacement stuff-bondo or something-was squished in there, and then it was all sewed up again. Both gums on the right side and the upper gum on the left side. All of this took about an hour and I was extremely tense the entire time. They don't put you to sleep because they need to be able to tell you to turn your head this way and that. So, while I was white knuckling it, the dentist and the assistant talked about thier weekend plans.
After it was all over I still had to wait for about another half hour to get my prescription and instructions so it was noon before we got out of there. Keith took the day off so that he could make sure everything went okay and be my drug runner.
There hasn't been a lot of pain, I've been taking super strong ibuprofen 4 times a day and a vicodin at night, but I did have some 'discomfort' while waiting for Keith to get home with my drugs on Friday afternoon.
So, now I have some swelling and a bunch of threads in my mouth that feel really strange and a big huge dental bill.
I'm so dying for a cheeseburger right now!