I’m having surgery on my wisdom teeth tomorrow morning! Not super thrilled, as I’m pretty much an obsessive hypochondriac and cripplingly afraid of going under anesthetic, but there’s no arguing my way out of this (and believe me, I have tried) — I’ve been having sinus and bacterial infections for the last couple months thanks to these angrily protruding new additions to my gums, and it’s time to get the damn things ripped out.
My oral surgeon doesn’t anticipate the procedure being too difficult. (He said, on a scale of 1 – 10, 10 being the hardest, my surgery should only be a 3 or 4.) Over in a half hour, and I should be out of the office another hour after that. (Me being me, I’m imagining all these awful, worst case scenario, my sinuses get ruptured, I choke on a deluge of blood, the anesthetic makes my brain implode, a wisdom tooth ends up being connected by some random fiddly ligament to my brain and when they try extracting it, they pull all my gray matter out with it — okay, this is what panicking looks like, all laid out in words.)
So, anyway. That’s the situation. Hiatus on the blog front, probably. And I’m starting to highly doubt I’ll be winning NaNoWriMo this year — unless I go nuts with post-wisdom tooth surgery, mashed-potato-fueled creative energy, I’m probably going to spend the next couple days watching The Office and Jane the Virgin on Netflix and trying not to imagine every twinge in my mouth is about to spell my imminent doom. Might not be the best atmosphere for productivity. 😐
Anyway, if you’ve had your wisdom teeth out, or any other dental surgery where you were regulated to a diet of soft foods, any suggestions for what I should eat? We’ve stocked up on yogurt, those squeezie apple & fruits or vegetables puree things (that babies eat), pudding, and three different kinds of packaged mashed potatoes. I’ve heard milkshakes and smoothies (sans straws), but I’m really leaning more towards warm and savory — we found some soups, butternut squash, tomato puree, etc., that should provide some nutrients. BLAH, okay, I’m still over-analyzing and agonizing. FOODS. HOW DO??? <- me, basically.
Okay, I’m off to distract myself and hopefully go to bed easily. By 7:30 tomorrow, I need to take a dose of like 4 antibiotics, and by 8:15 I need to be at the oral surgeon’s. 8:30, everything begins, over by 9:00, and I guess I have to stay at the office until 10 or 10:30?? I’ll keep everyone updated on twitter, provided I’m COHERENT. Eep. Wish me luck!