Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Was Sorta Brave

I somewhat survived my dentist appointment on Monday. I've been a haze the past few days. Combination of pain, swelling, meds and then the side effects of meds. Yes, I did end up taking half a Valium before my appointment. I actually took half the night before because I kept crying every time I thought about dentist. I know, I know, It's beyond ridiculous. I think going to the dentist is my weakness.
I'm so glad I took the Valium. I mentioned to the dentist that I usually vomit for days after sedation. ( I was okay with this. He however was not) He decided to only numb my mouth instead.
I would not have been able to make through if I wasn't relaxed from the Valium. By the time he was done(over 2 hours) I was feeling the pain.
After taking some pain medication, I pretty much got to stay in bed most of the day. IT ROCKED!!!!!! Never happens.
Everything was fine until last night I started having a reaction to the antibiotic. I started freaking out that it was going to be like before(see here). Now they put me on something that I never heard of that comes with huge warning labels. I will probably go back in tomorrow because something is not right. My gums are turning grey/white at the implant site. The pain is also increasing. (Insert poor me violin music here)

13 comments:

Andrea said...

oh my goodness, dentists are the worst! I am so glad you got it done! And I pray all heals well and quickly.

darci said...

oh i'm glad it's OVER! praying that whatever is not right will soon be right again. hang in there, girl!

Ali said...

I am so sorry for you!! Every dentist is different and I have finally found a good one. But I went to six inept/average/subpar/horrible dentists before him. Could the nerves in that area by your tooth be dying? That's the only reason I know of why it would turn gray. Gangrene? Oh sheesh, I wish I could help! I'll be praying for you.

Paula said...

You have been so brave! Good for you! My mom is also deathly afraid of the dentist. It is a very common fear, actually. Also, I am allergic to a zillion different antibiotics and have been covered in head to toe hives many times... I feel your pain, er itch! Alas, you never know which ones you'll react to until you try them! I hope you can find something to take that keeps you comfortable... good job!

Debbie said...

Oh my !!! I feel for you believe me, I have dental phobia too!! I will pray for yoU!

Debbie

Candace said...

I feel your pain! I hate the dentist. I have to have gas just to go in for a cleaning. It will all be worth it. So happy you got to spend a day in bed!!!

Emily said...

You poor thing!!!!!!!!

Laura Lu said...

i hate the dentist...so you're stronger than me, valium-girl!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Aww. Glad you are ok. Poor thing.

Amy said...

Oh, great! These side-effects can't be helping your fear of the dentist!
My mom is the same way with her overwhelming dentist-phobia. She avoided going the whole time I was growing up, until her teeth almost rotted out of her head. (Don't tell her I told you!) :)
- Amy

crispy said...

Girl...we are so alike. I also do valium. It is better than freaking out at the dentist.

Hope you are doing better.

Laura said...

Been there...did you know I have had three implants??? I totally agree with the whole not liking the dentist thing. I kept telling the doctor that I would need lots of drugs...woke up in the middle of complete sedation and asked for more. It will get better. Be sure and gargle with that stuff they give you. The whole process takes awhile and it kind of stinks going through it. I wonder still if it was worth it and it was 7 years ago! I just realized it had been that long. I was pregnant with David. Anyway, hang in there. Yeah, dentists and I, we don't get along too well... : )

stephanie said...

1- im so proud of you for going.
2- why the heck is your mouth white and grey? keep updated please.
3- i miss you.
4- im coming to see you guys after my life is not ridiculous next week. still have yet to meet baby Christiana and that is not ok.
5- im also hopefully going to see Red Canvas on tuesday! exciting!