Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wisdom Teeth

Yesterday I had the pleasure of having all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out. Two of them were soft tissue impacts and the other two were deep bone impacts, needless to say the bone ones kind of hurt... a lot.

I had this done with IV sedation, which I've done before for other large amounts of dental extractions and I definitely recommend it. I remember talking to the oral surgeoun about the weather in Minnesota and the next thing I knew I was waking up with bloody gauze in my mouth.

Went home and slept for three hours kudos to a beautiful drug known as Vicodon which always puts me out like a lil baby. When I woke up my mouth was still full of gauze and it needed to come out. I grabbed two of the pieces which were completely soaked in blood and realized my teeth and tongue were also covered in blood- yuck. I rinsed with some water and spit out gently (don't want a dry socket) and it looked as if I had been shot with how much blood came out, I was mortified. Thankfully the bleeding stopped a few minutes later.

At this point I was incredibly hungry (I wasn't able to eat since midnight the night before and my appointment had been at 11) but my mouth was still entirely numb so I attempted to eat some apple sauce (which I couldnt taste) and some super soft macaroni and cheese (which I also couldn't taste- thanks numb tongue) and since everything was numb it felt like I was drooling out all of my food. My mom didn't comment on any of that but I think she was just trying to be nice.

This morning I woke up and one of the extractions was incredibly painful so I popped another vicodin and went to check out the damage in the mirror. My cheeks were puffed up like the chipmunk in the picture! I couldn't help but giggle at how ridiculous I looked and made a mental note not to leave the house today.

Here's to hoping the swelling dies down before I go back to work on Monday!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Understanding Cats

This amazing little furball on the right is CK. He is a tripod kitty after losing his leg to cancer (more on that later) What's really impressive about CK is not that he survived kitty cancer but that he manages to pester me every moment of the day and yet I still love him to pieces.

CK starts his day at 5 AM (an hour before my alarm goes off) by tail swiping every single item off of my bedside night stand. My phone, my alarm clock, my books, pens, etc. The louder the clash the better. It has gotten so bad that I have occasionally pushed everything off the table myself so that he has nothing else to knock over while laughing insanely taunting him to try and find something else to push.

He then spends the entire time I'm at work sun bathing and napping.

When I come home he gets lots of rubs and food and I attempt to play with him but he usually wants nothing to do with me and saunters off to go back to sleep.

Around 6pm, when my raid starts (see nerd) I get all ready on my computer to kill virtual monsters and he decides he wants to be loved and snuggled. He hauls his 12lb furry frame back and forth on my desk and occasionally plops down directly on my keyboard or on my mouse, leading me to play a game of head ducking in order to see the monitor around him. I'll try to pick him up and place him on my lap so I can pet him while playing but he usually doesn't want anything to do with that and will quickly jump back onto the desk, usually landing on a few of the computer keys. Eventually he'll find the perfect spot and lie down. Unfortunately for me this is usually my arm, the one that is using the computer mouse and trying to type.

When it's time for bed he's usually pretty cooperative and curls up in a ball next to me. Once I start to doze off he'll change position and decide that wrapping himself around my head is a more comfortable position and proceed to purr directly into my ear- all night long.

It's no wonder I have sleep issues and am always tired throughout the day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting started

I've always wanted to write a blog because I'm quite the fan of several blogs and think it would be a lot of fun to share my everyday life adventures as a female gamer, a procrastinating student, a business owner, a wacky girlfriend, and a cake decorator.

I think my life is fascinating, and hopefully you will too after reading some of the stories I have. If not, too bad, because I'm posting them anyways -grins-