Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where is the Tooth Fairy?

This is me a few days ago after having a broken molar extracted.  The oral surgeon said "it was a difficult extraction" and I believe him considering the pain and swelling I have been having.  The whole experience was surreal.  I was knocked out for the extraction which is not weird.  The weird part was that I have NO memories of the couple of hours after I came to.  I was told I had a conversation with the doctor then I rode in the car for two hours to Raleigh, NC, chatting the whole time.  I have no recollection of any of this.  I was given Versed, Propofol and Fentanyl by IV and the Propofol must be what did it.  It is not called 'Milk of Amnesia' for nothing.  The nurses there might have taken advantage of me and I wouldn't remember it.

It's finally coming down to the wire here.  It's one week until I load up the moving van and move my apartment belongings down to my NC home.  I have been anticipating this for months and I am ready to get it over with.


  1. Times like that make you wish for an appointment with the tooth fairy, yes? Well, sedation can be a real big doozy. It's amazing how we can say the darnedest things after the dental procedure is over. Well, on the bright side, thanks to that, teeth extraction is less painful than it should be.

  2. To think those pieces were extracted in one day of procedure makes me weak. I’m actually planning to have a dental appointment, and I just pray that I can make it. You’re one tough guy to undergo that dental surgery. I hope I’ll have the courage when that day comes.