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Monday, November 3, 2014

I'm a wimp

In the summer I shared my scary tales of dental surgery and I have more tomorrow.

Tomorrow I get a whole new gum line. Isn't that exciting?!  I'm already almost a whole bottle of wine in to the anxiety and a crying jag mess. I really have no tolerance for pain.

There's been a few comments made inquiring about the site and lack of content. I always get teary-eyed when I realize people worry or express concern about my well-being. I also like how the trolls always assume I'm in a jail cell somewhere. Shucks. Thanks you guys.

Anyhow, once I get through some of these setbacks (I also badly injured my right knee and am in rehab for it) I've got lots of great content to roll with and as always, I appreciate your support and devotion.

17 comments:

Peter said...

If you're conscious during the procedure, ask for some nitrous oxide in addition to the oral freezing. You'll get buzzed like like your bottle of wine, and even nicer is the oxygen at the end sobers you with no lingering hangover! I love N2O.

Good luck today.

C.J. Smith said...

Thanks Peter! Laughing gas will be administered. That's calming reassurance for me!

Bicky said...

You've got this, CJ!

Sylv said...

I'll be thinking of you!! I have had extensive dental work done, and know where you're coming from. It will be worth it!

George said...

I had to get 4 root canals done in one day because of an accident and I survived through it. You can handle it once the procedure gets going.

Ask if you can wear headphones, I always found it helped a lot when having dental surgery done.

Good luck with it and it'll only mean a heathier mouth (and I mean that as a good thing) in the future.

JulieBean said...

good luck CJ, thoughts are with you. I've done the gum surgery and cringe at the thought of ever doing it again.

Anonymous said...

I had 20 crowns done at once a few years back. 20 teeth shaved down to pegs. I had Diazepam - or some such anti-anxiety med. I was giggling the whole way through. Take the meds lady!

Squiggles said...

Good Luck!

And I think, the waiting with the accompanying dread is making it so much worse than it will be.

Me&er said...

Sorry to hear of your anxiety CJ. Everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to the thought of oral surgery and no amount of reassuring will make one iota of difference to those who anticipate it with horror. But here goes nothing.

I had the gum tissue graft procedure done on four bottom teeth last Friday. The local freezing, only a small initial discomfort, took care of everything. I did not feel even the smallest amount of pain during the entire procedure. Since then, yes, some soreness, (don’t try to open your mouth too wide), some swelling, but I have not had the need to take any pain medication.

Here’s hoping it goes/went as smoothly for you and I look forward to hearing of your post procedure report on how you survived.

Mr. crazy train said...

Hi everyone
Cj survived the surgery despite her anxiety and is at home with drugs and resting. She asked I update the site. I don't know how to do that so I hope this comment is enough.

Bicky said...

Thanks, Mr. Crazy Train. Glad to hear things went well.

Anonymous said...

There's a Mr Crazy Train..? You mean I've been flirting with CJ all these years for NO GOOD REASON?? Damn it...

C.J. Smith said...

^ giggles. :)

The drugs make me sleeeeeepy. I'm making the most of this rest.

Anonymous said...

You take all the time you need to recover...your fans/readers will be here when you're ready. Glad to hear things went well and you're "drugged and at home" :)

C.J. Smith said...

Thanks guys. I'm slowly coming round. Still pretty swollen and tender. Would give anything to be able to bite into an apple.

Anonymous said...

Take all the time you want? Screw that I need some Crazy Train wackiness in my day...get back to work lady!

C.J. Smith said...

I'm working on it!!!!